Dhanteras Puja


Dhanteras Puja Dhanteras is the first day of celebration of the five-day long festival of Diwali. On Dhanteras Puja, Lakshmi – the Goddess of wealth, is worshiped to provide prosperity and well being. It is also the day for celebrating wealth, as the word ‘Dhan’ literally means wealth and ‘Tera’ comes from the date 13th.

Book Pandit for Diwali Lakshmi Puja


Diwali Lakshmi Puja  Celebrate this Diwali with Vedic Lakshmi Puja! Book a Pandit today with SmartPuja.com. ​ Goddess Lakshmi came out of the milky ocean on the day of Dhantrayodashi and chose Lord Vishnu as her husband on the day of Diwali. Hence Diwali Amavasya is considered the most appropriate day to appease the Goddess

Book Pandit for Karwa Chauth Puja


Karwa Chauth Karwa Chauth is a ritual of fasting observed by married Hindu women seeking the long-life, well-being and prosperity of their husbands. The festival and fast of Karwa Chauth is celebrated with much exuberance and fanfare mostly in the states of North and North-West of India. It is considered an important and auspicious day

Gand Mool Nakshatra Shanti Puja


Gand Mool Nakshatra Shanti Puja There are 27 Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. The Nakshatras which are ruled by Ketu and Mercury are known as Gand Mool Nakshatra. These are namely Ashwini, Ashlesha, Magha, Jyestha, Moola and Revati nakshatra. When a person is born in any one of these nakshatras, he or she is said to

Griha Pravesh Puja (North Indian Style)


Griha Pravesh Puja “Om Ganesaya Namah Avahayami” The first mantra chanted by the Pandit as the Griha Pravesh Puja commences as you embark on the divine experience of a Vedic Housewarming Ceremony. Griha Pravesh Puja is performed to purify the environment of the home and protect your abode from the evil eye. This Puja is

Ayudha Puja


Ayudha Puja – Ayudha Puja is an integral part of the Navratri festival (festival of triumph). It is also known as Astra Puja. In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements”. This Puja is celebrated on 9th day of Navratri festival. This Puja is performed to worship the Almighty present in the tools used in

Griha Pravesh Puja (South Indian Style)


In Vaastu Shastra it’s believed that the home itself is a living being, which negative forces can inhabit and take shelter inside during vacancy – even if the home is brand new. Griha Pravesh Puja or Housewarming ceremony is about respectfully acknowledging these entities and purifying the space. It is about cleansing the home so

Hartalika Teej Puja


Hartalika Teej Puja Hartalika Teej is celebrated on the Tritiya or 3rd day of the Skukla Paksha. This festival is mainly celebrated by married women in honour of Goddess Parvati. The word Hartalika is made by joining the words ‘harat’ meaning abduction and ‘Aalika’ means one who is a good female friend. According to the

Book Pandit for Ganesha Chaturthi Puja


Ganesha Chaturthi Puja – Ganesha Chaturthi also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a grand festival that reveres Lord Ganesha. It starts on the fourth day of Hindu lunar calendar month Bhadrapada. The festival is marked with installation of Ganesha idols in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals. Lord Ganesha is the remover of all the

Rudrabhishek Puja


Om Namah Shivaya Rudrabhishek Puja Rudrabhishek Puja is performed to alleviate one’s sufferings and to bring prosperity to one’s family. This auspicious puja is dedicated to Lord Rudra who is one among 108 different avatars of Lord Shiva. Rudra means destroyer of sorrows. According to the legend Lord Rama installed a Shiva Linga at Rameshwaram