<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India. There are several legends behind the festival and it is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the country. But one thing that remains common is the Laxmi Puja. At business houses, puja is done of the new ledgers; while at homes, the puja includes worshipping the Laxmi idol and jewellery in the house to welcome prosperity and stability.There are specific muhurats to be followed to do the puja which occur on different times on the day of Diwali. Pradosh Kaal MuhuratLakshmi Puja Muhurat = 6:27 pm to 8:09 pmDuration = 1 Hour 42 minsPradosh Kaal = 5:33 pm to 8:09 pmVrishabha Kaal = 6:27 pm to 8:22 pmMahanishita Kaal MuhuratStarts at the night of October 30Mahanishita Kaal = 11:38 pm to 00:30 amSimha Kaal = 00:57 am to 3:14 amChoghadiya Puja MuhuratMorning Muhurat (Labh, Amrit) = 7:58 am to 12:05 amAfternoon Muhurat (Shubh) = 1:27 am – to 2:49 pmEvening Muhurat (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 5:33 pm – 10:27 pmIt is advised that businesses and households perform the Laxmi puja in Pradosh Kaal muhurat which is after sunset and supposed to be more fruitful than other muhurats.

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Diwali 2016: Here are the muhurat timings for Laxmi Puja this year