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Significance of cleaning house and the living premises during Diwali is mainly to spread light, positivity and share the happiness.

 A clean, decorated, bright home will always attract any positive energy.

People who visit your house too will feel happy and positive.

A clean, naturally well decorated home will certainly create a great positive ambience.

Start with the lighting at the entrance itself.

Some people paint the footsteps with Goddess Lakshmi’s picture, hang different types of a toran of fresh flowers, tulsi leaves on the door, to get a traditional look.

All these arrangements creates the perfect ambience for attracting prosperity, happiness, positivity not only inside the house, but also in the mind of guests who visit your home.

“Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience” – J. R. D. Tata

Diwali or “Deepavali” is widely known as the festival of diyas.

Diyas means the lamp of light.

We all know that light is the only thing that removes the darkness. Deepavali is the festival with rituals and ceremonies.

Hindus welcome the visitors to house with lights for prosperity and welfare.

People all over the country celebrate the festival of lights, with great enthusiasm.

The preparations made during the festival season itself shows the gratitude towards the God. Cleaning the house is not taken as a burden.

Preparations start by cleaning home completely so as to make it new.

It is the preparation to welcome Goddess Lakshmi who is the bestower of wealth and prosperity.

 She also brings peace in the life of householders.

All scriptures uphold the words: “Cleanliness is next to godliness”.

Let us look at some of the significant aspects which perfectly explains the importance of cleaning our house during the occasion of Diwali festival.

Cleanliness becomes more auspicious when divinity is present in our thoughts.

Welcoming Guests as an Athithi to participate in Diwali celebration: India is a country with rich culture and traditions rooted with spiritual values.

We respect a guest who visit home more than anyone else. Festival is an important occasion where many guests tend to visit our house.

Indians always see divinity in the guests or visitors home.

It is quite natural that we would need our guest to be welcomed in a clean environment.

Indians believe, “ATITHI DEVO BHAVA”.

In Sanskrit, ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ means, a guest is none, but God himself. It has ceremonial connect.

One of the legends believed as part of Diwali is the death of Narakasura.

People of Dwaraka welcomed Lord Krishna with lamps lit in the streets and houses when He returned after killing the demon.

Naraka”asura” means the demon king.

His death is considered as the victory of righteousness over the evil.

Lighting the lamp is the symbolic meaning of spreading the light of knowledge over the darkness of ignorance.

In few parts of South India, it is a ritual to visit neighbors, relatives by doing Aarati on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi, observed as welcoming Krishna by the people of Dwaraka.

Lighting of the lamp cannot be in an unclean house.

A neat and clean home alone can satisfy guests with auspiciousness.

Marks the beginning of New Year: Diwali, the festival of lights is also observed as new year by the people, especially in the Northern India.

New year is always to be welcomed by lighting the lamp of prosperity and knowledge.

It is essential to clean the house at this occasion as part of the festival.

Festive occasion of Diwali gives rise to new beginnings.

 So obviously for making our new beginnings filled with positivity & for bringing positive aura into our house, cleanliness cannot be ignored.

Apart from the general way of exchanging of gifts and sweets, an important aspect of Diwali is one that starts much before the actual festival, cleaning of one’s home in order to give it a bright and shiny look for the celebrations.

Right from good old days till now, every Indian in any part of the world gets absorbed in household dusting, cleaning, whitewashing, sorting out and turning over clothes and closets, and giving away old things.

Invitation to Goddess Lakshmi: Diwali is a also a festival occasion to perform Puja of Goddess Lakshmi, the bestower of wealth and prosperity.

Hindus believe that God can sit in the heart of a devotee if the mind and heart is pure.

Here, we should assume that a mind with dirty thoughts is not a good seat for deities.

 Purity of mind is essential for devotion.

Internal purity has to start from external purity.

Because of all these, it is important to have the house clean and tidy to welcome Goddess Lakshmi.

Puja to Goddess Lakshmi can be complete in all dimensions only if it is performed after cleanliness. No one will show interest in entering a house which is not at all clean.

End of monsoon season: If we look at the season when the Diwali is celebrated, there is another scientific reason behind the cleaning.

Diwali falls in the month of October/November.

This is right after the monsoon ends. As part of Diwali, cleaning process ensures that all the germs are killed.

Entire house and the ambience is cleansed.

Basically, it is letting away the old and welcoming the new.

Buying new kitchen utensils, starting of the new account books etc.

is part of this festival.

This too is another way of cleaning up.

 Everyone feels happy about the Diwali celebration by renovating house, cleaning drives & blooming with new missions in life.

Lights always push away the evil spirits by bringing positivity in the surroundings.

Positivity at homes will bring in good health and wealth.

Diyas are used to lit the entire house and puja room.


Diwali, also known as “Deepavali” is widely celebrated as the festival of diyas. Diyas is a Persian word that means “Light Lamp.” We are all aware that the only thing that can dispel darkness is light. Deepavali is a festival marked by rituals and ceremonies. Hindus greet visitors to their homes with lights symbolizing prosperity and well-being. The festival of lights is enthusiastically celebrated throughout the country. The preparations made during the festival season demonstrate gratitude to God.

Cleaning the house is not regarded as a chore. Preparations begin with a thorough cleaning of the home in order to make it look brand new. It is the preparation for the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi, the bestower of wealth and prosperity. She also brings peace to householders’ lives. “Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness” all scriptures say. Let us take a look at some of the significant aspects that perfectly explain the significance of cleaning our house during the Diwali festival. When divinity is present in our thoughts, cleanliness becomes more auspicious

Welcoming Guests as an Athithi to Diwali Celebration: India is a country rich in culture and traditions rooted in spiritual values. We value visitors to our home more than anyone else. Festivals are important occasions when many people come to our house. Indians always see divinity in guests or visitors to their homes. It is only natural that we want our visitors to be welcomed in a clean environment. “ATITHI DEVO BHAVA” Indians believe. In Sanskrit, ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ means that the only guest is God himself. It has a ceremonial significance. The death of Narakasura is one of the legends associated with Diwali.

When Lord Krishna returned from killing the demon, the people of Dwaraka greeted Him with lamps lit in the streets and houses. Narakaasura is the name of the demon king. His death is regarded as the triumph of righteousness over evil. The symbolic meaning of lighting the lamp is to spread the light of knowledge over the darkness of ignorance. On the day of Naraka Chaturdashi, observed as welcoming Krishna by the people of Dwaraka, it is a ritual to visit neighbors and relatives by performing Aarati. A lamp cannot be lit in an unclean house. A neat and clean home can satisfy guests with auspiciousness on its own.

Why Do We Clean Up After Diwali?

The significance of cleaning the house and living premises during Diwali is primarily to spread light, positivity, and happiness. A clean, well-decorated, and well-lit home will always attract positive energy. People who come to your house will feel happy and optimistic as well. A clean, naturally well-decorated home will undoubtedly create a wonderful positive atmosphere. Begin with the lighting at the entrance. To achieve a traditional look, some people paint the steps with a picture of Goddess Lakshmi and hang various types of torans of fresh flowers and tulsi leaves on the door. All of these arrangements create the ideal environment for attracting prosperity, happiness, and positivity not only inside the home but also in the minds of visitors.

Worship for Lakshmi Puja

On this spiritual occasion three forms of Lakshmi is worshipped, which are:

The goddess of wealth and money known as Mahalakshmi.

The goddess of Wisdom known as Mahasaraswati.

The treasurer of gods called Mahakali.

Decorations for Lakshmi Puja

On Lakshmi Puja, women clean their homes, beautify them with rangolis (floral drawings with powdered colors), and decorate homes with other glittery decorations. One of the major rituals on this day includes adorning the idol of goddess Lakshmi on a platform with silk and jewellery. The Indian Pooja room is also decorated exquisitely.

Lakshmi Puja Food

Delicious Bengali recipes are prepared on the night of Lakshmi Puja and offered to the Goddess. Nowadays, a variety of Bengali sweets are available in the market and also in online gift shops, which are offered for the Puja, distributed among all present for the Pooja and also sent to friends and family who reside far away.


Goddess Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth. She is worshipped by all Hindu households and is often associated with the festival of Deepawali when people offer special prayers to her to invite her into their homes. Lakshmi Puja is performed for prosperity, material abundance, and spiritual prosperity. She is worshipped to remove troubles that prevent us from starting a spiritual path or business. But what does one do to ensure Goddess Lakshmi is pleased with them and enters their home on Deepawali? We list out 7 auspicious things to be done to please goddess lakshmi this Diwali-1. 1.Cleanliness- They don’t say cleanliness is next to Godliness for nothing. It seems Goddess Lakshmi enters those household’s which practise cleanliness. She doesn’t enter houses which are messy or unclean. Thus the first step to ensuring the Goddess’s entry is ensuring a clean home. 2. Her Special Day- Friday is worshipped as the day of Goddess Lakshmi. Thus always offer prayers to her on Fridays and she will surely get pleased. 3. Chant Lakshmi Mantra- Those who chant the Lakshmi Mantra daily 108 times go a long way in pleasing the wealth Goddess. For those who don’t know what it is, here is it- || Om Mahalakshmyaye Vidmahe Vishnupriyaye Dhimahi Tanno Lakshmth Prachodayath|| 4. Use of Lotus Seeds and Leaves- Offer Lotus flowers to the Goddess who is often seen sitting on a large Lotus. Usage of lotus seeds Mala for rosary is also meant to attract the Goddess. 5. Pray to Tulsi- It is often said that all the Gods reside in that place where the Tulsi plant is planted. Thus always light a lamp next to the Tulsi plant and ensure that Goddess Lakshmi stays in your house forever. 6. Footprints of Maa- Draw the footprints of Lakshmi Ji with raw rice flour and welcome her into your house. It is often said that inviting Goddess Lakshmi also ensures the entry of Lord Vishnu since they are inseperable. Their collective blessings will ensure that all sins are washed off and prosperity prevails.

During Diwali, Hindus invite the goddess home

Lakshmi Puja Online Invitation

Lakshmi Pooja is the auspicious day when Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in all Hindu families to attain her blessings and particularly for better wealth. Lakshmi Puja is one of the main events during Diwali. Although, this festival is celebrated all over India Lakshmi Puja is a prime event in the Northern and western parts of India.Lakshmi Puja celebrations take place in the dark night of Amavasya. It is believed that on this day Goddess Lakshmi visits to earth to shower her blessings on mankind for prosperity.

The Ritualist’s Guide to Lakshmi Puja on Diwali

The festive season of Diwali is upon us. The festival brings with it a plethora of events and activities that get people bursting with excitement – enjoying delicious food and sweets, lighting up the house, and of course, the puja ceremonies.

Diwali motivates people to decorate their houses with artistic patterns of rangoli. It is common to see intricately designed patterns of rangoli on your neighbors’ front door during the festival. In addition to rangoli, elaborate arrangements of lamps, candles and light strips are set up to adorn houses, signifying the triumph of light over darkness.

The festive season of Diwali is upon us. The festival brings with it a plethora of events and activities that get people bursting with excitement – enjoying delicious food and sweets, lighting up the house, and of course, the puja ceremonies.

Diwali motivates people to decorate their houses with artistic patterns of rangoli. It is common to see intricately designed patterns of rangoli on your neighbors’ front door during the festival. In addition to rangoli, elaborate arrangements of lamps, candles and light strips are set up to adorn houses, signifying the triumph of light over darkness.

The Science behind Diwali rituals

India celebrates many festivals. Being a country that is home to people who practice many faiths, this is not surprising. Hindus, especially, celebrate festivals throughout the year. They celebrate the birth of various gods and goddesses, their weddings, and their victories over the forces of evil, which ensures that almost every month, they have something or the other to celebrate.

The distinct heritage and customs of Indians are evident in the lively festivals. These festivals also bring together people of all religions and castes. It is quite common to find Muslims taking part in Durga Pooja and Vinayaka Chaturthi celebrations, for instance. Sometimes, the idols of the Hindu deities are made by Muslim artisans who have been doing it for generations.

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

If there is a poll to determine the most popular festival in India, Diwali will win hands down. It is also called Deepavali, or the festival of lights, and is celebrated all over India.

Diwali is a 5-day festival. It begins with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. In between the two come Narak Chaturdashi or Chhoti Diwali, Lakshmi Pooja or Badi Diwali, and Govardhan Pooja in that order. The festival falls in the Hindu month of Kartik (Oct-Nov).

Deep means ‘light’, and ‘vali’ means ‘row’. Rows of lights in the form of clay lamps or diyas illuminate people’s houses during Diwali, signifying the arrival of light and the end of darkness. In some parts of India, it also marks the New Year.

Why is Diwali Celebrated?

Many legends explain the rationale for the Diwali festival. Some relate it to Lord Rama’s return from exile to Ayodhya after killing the demon Ravana. Others relate it to the killing of Narakasura by Lord Krishna. It is also held to be the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi, who emerged from the Milky Ocean on this day during Samudra Manthan. The festival is also important for Jains and Sikhs. There is a belief that Diwali also began as a harvest festival, which celebrates the year’s final harvest before the onset of winter.

It was on Diwali that the legendary Hindu king, Vikramaditya, ascended the throne. He was a model king who was known for his valor, acts of charity, and patronage of intellectuals. Jains believe that Mahavira, the 24th and last Jain Tirthankara, attained Nirvana on this day. It happened on Chaturdashi of Kartik month.

The Science behind Diwali Rituals

Astronomy plays a part in Diwali. Diwali occurs on different days each year, unlike Christmas, which always falls on the same day. Hindus tend to use the lunar calendar for their celebrations. Which means that the Moon has a lot to do with these festivals. While Diwali is based on the lunar calendar, other festivals follow the solar calendar. That is, they depend on the Sun. So, with the exception of leap years, they will be celebrated on the same date every year.

There is no Diwali without fireworks. Children especially love fireworks. The sounds and colors, and sparkles excite them. But there is also a scientific reason for lighting fireworks for Diwali. Diwali falls in October or November usually. This is also the time of the north-east monsoon. In some places, there is always rain on the day before Diwali. When pools of water stagnate, it is ideal for mosquitoes to breed. It is a well-known fact that mosquitoes spread many dangerous diseases like malaria, dengue, etc.

When there was an outbreak of dengue fever in Delhi, scientists and health officials requested people to burst crackers and fireworks to deal with the mosquito problem. Bursting firecrackers and the resulting light and noise, according to Diwali lore, scare evil spirits that are present around us. In a sense, the mosquitoes which spread diseases are also ‘evil spirits’.

Most people use earthen diyas to light up their houses during Diwali. The earthen material makes the diyas burn longer and also distributes the light and warmth better.

On the morning of Diwali, the first ritual was to take a bath with Ganges water and various oils. This is Abhyanga Snanam. It is good for broken skin, enables weight loss, and can even delay the aging process.

Diwali is when people spring clean their homes thoroughly. They also light hundreds of lamps to illuminate the surroundings, which creates a feeling of safety. The surface electromagnetic flux is surrounded by light from the diyas that is superimposed on the magnetic field.

In modern times, some people tend to believe that age-old customs and rituals of our festivals are outdated and need to be abandoned. But the fact is that they are often rooted in science. For instance, during some festivals, people have to observe fast. They avoid certain foods like non-veg, and they also consume certain foods during the festival. This helps detoxify the body and also prevents illness. During the rainy season especially, eating non-veg food, which takes time to digest, can cause health problems. Also, contaminated water can cause diseases at this time. For festivals that fall in summer, light food is recommended for the same reason.

9 Crucial Aspects of Kuber Mantra for Affluence & Well-Being

Wealth is considered divine in Hindu culture, and it is viewed as a requirement for continuing and preserving life upon earth. Hindu Gods live in opulence and enjoy the sheer luxuries of life. As per Hinduism, wealth is supposed to denote the greater good & evolution of humanity, not evil deeds. Goddess Laxmi is considered the goddess of abundance, fortune, and wealth, and all Hindus revere her. Similarly, Kuber is known as the God of Wealth in Hindu culture. This blog will go over the nine most important things you need to know about Lord Kuber and his powerful Kuber mantra, as well as translations of the kuber mantra in Hindi, English and other regional languages.

1. Who is Lord Kuber?  

As per ancient Hindu scriptures, Kuber is the king of Yakshas and treasurer of the gods. It is believed that he lived in a golden city called Lanka, built in the middle of a sea. It is said that he used to travel in a palatial vehicle, Pushpaka Vimana. Legends say that the prosperous days of Lanka ended when Kuber’s step-brother Ravana obtained a boon from Brahma and ousted Kuber from Lanka. After being deposed by Ravana, Kuber left Lanka and moved to the Alakapuri near Kailash. 

In Sanskrit, Kuber means – ‘monstrous’ or ‘deformed’. Usually, he is depicted as a dwarf with a fat belly adorned with jewels, a lotus leaf complexion, and carrying a money pot. Vedic texts refer to Kuber as a demon. On the other hand, epics such as Ramayan and Mahabharata term him as God’s riches. Some scriptures say he is the wealthiest Deva. His many epithets extol him as either a demigod or a deity who has earned his divine status. He is the ruler of numerous semi-divine species and the owner of the world’s treasures. 

As per mythology, he is believed to come from the family tree of Lord Brahman. He is the son of Illavida and Vishrava. Kuber’s father, Vishrava, also married the demon princess Kaikesi, who gave birth to four children – Surpanakha, Vibhishana, Kumbhakarna, and Ravana. Moreover, after attaining youth, Kuber married Kauberi, and the couple had four children together – Meenakshi, Mayuraja, Manigriva, and Nalakubara.  

His glory is not only limited to Hindu pantheons, but he is equally popular in Jain and Buddhist pantheons as well. In Jainism, he is known as Sarvanubhuti, while in Buddhism, he is known as Vaisravana and is equated with Pancika.  

2, What is Kuber Mantra? 

Kuber Mantra is a powerful mantra that has the potential to bestow money, health, wealth, and prosperity to those who chant it regularly. When one praises Kuber and chants his mantra, he will get all the fortune that he needs to grow financially. Besides fulfilling the person’s worldly desires, it has the power to keep one away from all the evils and negative energies. Can’t wait to know the mantra? Well! Here it is.  

Kuber Mantra in English  

“Om Yakshaya Kuberya Vaishravanaya Dhanadhanyadhipataye 

Dhanadhanyasamriddhim Me Dehi Dapaya Svaha॥” 

Kuber Mantra in Sanskrit 

“ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये 

धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥” 

Kuber Mantra in Bengali 

ওম শ্রিম ওম হ্রিম শ্রিম, ওম হ্রিম শ্রিম ক্লিম ভিটিটশ্বরায়াহ নামাহ’ 

Kuber Mantra in Marathi 

ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः॥ 

ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं कुबेराय अष्ट–लक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पुरय पुरय नमः॥ 

ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये॥ 

धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥ 

Kuber Mantra in Telugu 

“ఓం యక్షాయ కుబేరాయ వైశ్రవణాయ ధనధాన్యదీప్తాయే ధనధాన్యసమృద్ధిం మి దేహీ దాపయా శ్వాహ !”, 

Kuber Mantra in Tamil 

ஓம் …..ஹ்ரீம்….க்ளீம்சௌம்…..ஸ்ரீம்……கும் குபேராய…… நரவாகனாயயக்ஷ ராஜாய…… தன தான்யாதிபதியே… லக்ஷ்மி புத்ராய……ஸ்ரீம்… ஓம்… குபேராய நமஹ. 

3. Chanting Kuber Mantra  

Chanting the Kuber Mantra can be very helpful when you are in a rough financial situation. It will bring positivity and recognition to your life and grant your business enough luck and fortune to allow it to improve its financial state. Additionally, the mantra of Lord Kuber is believed to possess powerful healing capabilities and can save a person from any ailment or disease. 

This mantra is a powerful mantra for success. If used correctly, Kuber Mantra can bring you everything you ever wanted. But it is important to remember that there are no shortcuts to the destination, and it takes patience and hard work. That being said, if you’re willing to put in all the necessary effort in your endeavors, complemented with faith in yourself, you’ll be able to reap the rewards of happiness, love, health, and prosperity. 

Scriptures say that it is important not to develop arrogant tendencies regarding your wealth and richness. Your arrogance may invite the wrath of Kuber and will cause losses in your business or finances. Ancient rishis and munis advise that this mantra must be chanted only when you genuinely need money. It is best not to chant it out of greed, as that definitely won’t attract money. 

4. How to chant Kuber Mantra for maximum benefits?  

One of the best approaches to chant the kuber mantra is early in the morning after bathing, sitting in front of an idol of Lord Kuber. You can also offer a lotus flower to God Kuber as you chant this mantra. Chant Kuber mantra with utmost faith and immense dedication to yield bountiful treasure. 

Chanting the mantra with the right intentions and believing in the mantra is very important to please Kuber. To maximize its benefits, you must understand the meaning of the mantra before reciting it. According to the Hindu tradition, chanting this mantra with utmost sincerity is effective in solving monetary issues one might face in their life.

You can chant this mantra with a mala of 108 beats. Scriptures advise devotees to chant it regularly for 21 days for miraculous benefits. Unending fervor and sincere devotion to God Kuber will give you worldly pleasure and help you attain mental peace.  

After reciting the mantra, the chanter must conclude his prayer by singing God Kuber’s aarti. If you don’t know the lyrics, Find the lyrics of Kuber Ji Ki Aarti below: 

Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare, 

Swami Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare। 

Sharan Pade Bhagato Ke, 

Bhandar kuber Bhare॥ 

॥ Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Shiv Bhakto Me Bhakt Kuber Bade, 

Swami Bhakta Kuber Bade । 

Daitya Danav Manav Se, 

Kai-Kai Yuddh Lade ॥ 

॥ Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Swarn Sinhasan Baithe, 

Sir Par Chhatra Phire, 

Swami Sir Par Chhatra Phire । 

Yogini Mangal Gavain, 

Sab Jai Jai Kar Karain ॥ 

॥ Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Gada Trishul Hath Me, 

Shastra Bahut Dhare, 

Swami Shastra Bahut Dhare । 

Sukh Bhay Sankat Mochan, 

Dhanush Tankar Bhare ॥ 

॥Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Bhanti Bhanti Ke Vyanjan Bahut Bane, 

Swami Vyanjan Bahut Bane । 

Mohan Bhog Lagavain, 

Sath Me Urad Chane ॥ 

॥ Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Bal Buddhi Vidya Data, 

Ham Teri Sharan Pade, 

Swami Ham Teri Sharan Pade| 

Apane Bhakt Jano Ke, 

Sare Kam Sanvare ॥ 

॥ Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Mukut Mani Ki Shobhaa, 

Motiyan Haar Gale, 

Swami Motiyan Haar Gale । 

Agar Kapur Ki Baati, 

Ghee Ki Jot Jale ॥ 

॥Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Yaksha Kuber Ki Aarati Jo Koi Nar Gaave, 

Swami Jo Koi Nar Gaave । 

Kahat Prempaal Swami, 

Manavaanchhit Phal Paave । 

॥Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Mukut Mani Ki Shobha, 

Motiyan Haar Gale, 

Swami Motiyan Haar Gale । 

Agar Kapur Ki Bati, 

Ghee Ki Jot Jale ॥ 

॥ Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

Yaksha Kuber Ki Aarti, 

Jo Koi Nar Gave, 

Swami Jo Koi Nar Gave । 

Kahat Prempal Swami, 

Manavanchhit Phal Pave । 

॥ Om Jai Yaksh Kuber Hare…॥ 

॥ Eti Shri Kuber Aarti ॥ 

5. Meaning of Kuber Mantra 

Kuber Mantra is a mantra to bring prosperity and good fortune to you. It enhances your self-esteem and helps you gain a prestigious position in society. Reciting it regularly opens many doors for you and brings riches of wealth into your life. The literal meaning of Kuber’s mantra is: “I meditate upon the king of Yakshas and son of Vishrava, who owns all the riches of the world, to bless me with wealth and success”.

6. Benefits of Kuber Mantra 

Once you have learned the magic mantra, you can use it to draw upon the powers of Lord Kuber as a spiritual guide to inspire your prosperity. You should know that his blessings will not come without personal growth on your part. If you are arrogant and greedy, or if you are selfish and dishonest, he will swiftly remove his magic & blessings from your life. 

Being rich is one thing, but staying humble and down-to-earth even after holding a large sum of money is another. Being rich and down to earth at the same time is what truly makes you a human being and a devotee of Lord Kuber. 

Reciting Kuber Mantra showers miraculous benefits upon devotees: 

It helps you get rid of your financial problems. 

Besides improving your bank balance, it can enrich your thoughts and transform your nature. It provides immense peace of mind and soul. 

It helps clear debts in no time.  

It can enhance your judgement skills and bless you with great wisdom, focus, and business acumen.  

It blesses you with the wisdom to make good investment decisions and avoid losses. 

It helps you walk successfully upon the path of spirituality.  

It takes devotees closer to God and builds a stronger bond with the divine. 

It burns down the bad karma and helps you find the wealth you desire.  

It also sharpens the intellect of future generations and makes them sharp enough to manage the hard-earned money of their ancestors. 

It helps to safeguard your wealth from cheaters. 

It improves self-confidence and enhances social status. 

The vibrations created by chanting this mantra helps to align the mind, spirit, and body.    

7. Miracles of Kuber Mantra 

Kuber Mantra is believed to have specific vibrations impacting the body to align with cosmic vibrations, thereby generating particular results by which one can experience a radical change in their life. Though nothing definite may be guaranteed, many people proclaim such positive changes after practicing or trying out this mantra for some time. This powerful mantra can help you walk upon the right path to success in every aspect of your life. It has the power to turn rags into riches.

8. How to please Lord Kuber? 

According to ancient scripture, the ideal way to please Kuber is by chanting it 108 times for 90 days. It can be chanted while doing puja with Kuber Yantra. While reciting the mantras, the devotee must maintain a clean state of mind and physical purity.

9. Other Kuber Mantras 

There are other mantras that devotees can chant to Lord Kuber and seek his blessings, some of them are given here:

Name of Kuber Mantra Kuber Mantra in Hindi   Kuber Mantra in English

Kuber Dhana Prapti Mantra       ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः ||    Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Kleem Vitteshvaraya Namah ||

Kuber Ashta-Lakshmi Mantra

ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं कुबेराय अष्ट–लक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पुरय पुरय नमः ||       Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberya Ashta-Lakshmi

Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah ||

Kuber Gayatri Mantra

ॐ यक्षा राजाया विद्महे, वैशरावनाया धीमहि, तन्नो कुबेराह प्रचोदयात् ||       Om Yaksharaajaya Vidmahay, Vaishravanaya Dhimahi, Tanno Kuber Prachodayat||

It is essential to not grow arrogant because of one’s wealth. Arrogance will invite the wrath of Kuber, and by no means is that something you want to experience. However, if used genuinely and chanted properly, the Kuber mantra will improve the quality of your life by introducing you to prosperity and steering you clear of debts.

Learn Other Famous Mantra

ओम भूर्भव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं ।   

भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात्।।    Gayatri Mantra

“ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्। 

उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्॥”       Mahamrityunjay Mantra

Om Suryaya namah      Surya Namaskar Mantras 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many times I should chant the Lakshmi Kuber mantra? 

It should be chanted 108 times in one round for 21 days to get the desired results. 

Which mantra is powerful for money?

It is best to chant Kuber Mantra on Diwali and Narad Chaturdashi to attract wealth, happiness, and prosperity. 

Which direction is good to place the Kuber idol at home? 

Kuber is considered the ruler of the North. Therefore, it is best to place his statue in the North, and it will improve money, fortune, and happiness.  

In which direction should I keep Kuber Yantra at home?

For best materialistic gains, it is best to keep Kuber Yantra in the house’s East, North or North-East direction.  

7 Habits That Invite the Wrath of Goddess Lakshmi

Who doesn’t want Goddess Lakshmi besides them? She is the Goddess of wealth and if you want to attract Lakshmi to your home, you need to know a few things that displease her and should avoid that. Lakshmi Maa is known to be very unstable by nature; she tends to leave one place for another where she finds more comfort. astroYogi gives you a list of seven such habits that you need to avoid if you want to be blessed with wealth and abundance.


Getting angry, losing control over your tongue, abusing someone are the things that breed negativity and this will drive away the Goddess from your abode. Laksmi resides in a place where there is warmth, affection, peace and harmony.

Disrespecting priests and religious texts

At times, we tend to not follow what the Shastras or end up disrespecting them. We should try and avoid this.

Getting up after Sunrise and sleeping during sunset displeases the Goddess

People who follow this kind of routine are generally unhealthy and suffer from some ailment or the other.

Indulging in Bhog Vilas during Brahma Muhurat or in the evening

A lot of people forget God when they are wealthy and abundant; they seek worldly pleasures during Brahma Muhurat (2am – 4am) and in the evening. According to Hindu dharma, the time in the morning from 2-4 is ideal for worship; those who utilize this time for indulging in worldly pleasures and enjoyment irk the Goddess of wealth.

Not lighting a Diya in the morning and evening

Not lighting a Diya in your home in the morning and evening angers Goddess Lakshmi.

Wearing unclean clothes

Lakshmi ji likes cleanliness. So, it is very important that you wash your clothes regularly and maintain hygiene.

Keeping your surroundings dirty

Lakshmi resides in a place which is neat and clean. Ensure that your house is cleaned regularly and there are no cobwebs or dirt etc. Dirt and clutter will drive away the Goddess.

Apart from aforementioned general guidance, there are other factors and reasons which might be affecting your wealth and financial status.

Invitation To Goddess Lakshmi

Diwali is also a festive occasion for Goddess Lakshmi, the bestower of wealth and prosperity, to be worshiped. Hindus believe that if a devotee’s mind and heart are pure, God can reside in his or her heart. In this case, we should assume that a dirty mind is not a good seat for deities. Mental purity is required for devotion. External purity must precede internal purity. Because of all of this, it is critical to keep the house clean and tidy in order to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Only after cleanliness can Puja to Goddess Lakshmi be completed in all dimensions. No one will be interested in entering a filthy house.

End Of Monsoon Season

There is another scientific reason for cleaning during the season when Diwali is celebrated. Diwali is celebrated in October/November. This is just after the monsoon season has ended. Cleaning as part of Diwali ensures that all germs are killed. The entire house and surrounding environment have been cleansed.

Welcome Positive Energy

On this day, many people worship and pray to God. It is believed that a lot of positive energy will grace the house, which is clean, well-lit, and decorated according to our interests and beliefs. As a result, it is for prosperity and allowing the light to cleanse our home, body, and mind, as well as wishing good vibes to oneself, family, and friends.

Becoming An Excellent Host

People pay visits to each other’s homes during Diwali. Many people also prepare a variety of Diwali snacks and sweet recipes for their guests. It is thought to be a good symbol to welcome guests in a clean house. We all prefer to visit clean and well-kept places over cluttered or unsanitary ones.

De-Cutter your Home

This is the time of year when we should get rid of all the unwanted items in the house. Idle things, lying around, attract dust and negative energy. Also, there is more happiness in simple things, and it is always a good idea to donate gently used items to the needy. Kitchen organization is especially important because it is the most usable space in a home.

Beginning Of The New Year

According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali marks the start of a new year, and we all want to start anything new with a clean slate. Similarly, we all hope for a clean house and a happy space in the new year. Cleaning initiates a period of freshness and a new environment. Many people paint and renovate their homes and offices in preparation for Diwali.

People all over the country believe that on this day, they should prepare and clean their homes and offices in order to welcome positivity. Cleaning the house is a daily task, but cleaning before Diwali has special significance. We generally believe that cleaning the house before Diwali is necessary for the following reasons.

Have you finished cleaning your house? What is the most important reason, in your opinion, for cleaning up before Diwali? Please share your thoughts in the comments section. AADAR Family greets you with pre-Diwali wishes and hopes to have a Healthy, Wealthy, and Prosperous year ahead!

Importance of House Cleaning in Diwali

Diwali is popularly known as the festival of lights. It is one of the most important & favourite festivals among all Hinduism. And it’s not only about Hinduism people all over India celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm. Festival season is the ones where you have lots and lots of preparation to be done. From clothing to sweets and from cleaning to doing preparation for puja, there are quite work which is to be done.

But the most important part of each and every festival is cleaning. And especially Diwali is that festival which itself has a great significance regarding cleaning as the objective of this festival is to welcome god Lakshmi as a symbol of peace, prosperity & wealth. As it is always said, Cleanliness is next to godliness. So here are some of the major factors which perfectly describes the significance of cleanliness during Diwali.

Significance of House Cleaning in Diwali

1) Welcome of Goddess Lakshmi

It is always believed that Diwali is a time where goddess Lakshmi steps into your house bringing wealth, peace & prosperity. People perform various rituals and do puja popularly known as Lakshmi Puja. So to make this puja more effective cleaning of the house is done as every god prefer to enter into a clean house and we always believe, Cleanliness is next to godliness.

2) Welcome of Various Guests as Athithi

India is a country where we respect our guest more than anyone else. And no doubt festival is the time where many guests tend to come to your house. And we Indians always treat our guests as our god so definitely we want our guest to be in a clean environment. As we Indians proudly say & always believe, ATITHI DEVO BHAVA.

3) Diwali as a New Year

According to the Hindu calendar Diwali is also known as the New Year as it kills the negativity and brings positivity into our lives… The festival which gives rise to new beginnings. So obviously for making our new beginnings filled with positivity & for bringing positive aura into our house cleanliness is mandatory. So this is the most important significance of cleanliness in Diwali which fills our life with positive vibes and makes us feel happy & wealthy.

Why Do We Clean Our House For Diwali?

Deep cleaning of our houses for Diwali has been an age old custom. Have you wondered why we clean our houses, especially for Diwali?

Diwali also called as Deepavali is an auspicious festival celebrated on the new moon night of Kartik month(autumn season) in India. It is the day when Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya with goddess Sita after defeating the demon king Ravan. This day is considered as the victory of knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. This festival is a 5 days long celebration and there is different significance of each day.

People all across the country believe to prepare and clean their house and offices so as to welcome positivity on this day. Cleaning the house is a day to day work but before Diwali cleaning carries specific significance. We generally consider the following reasons to clean the house before Diwali

Welcome positive energy 

On this day, many worship and offer prayers to the almighty. It is believed that there is a lot of positive energy that will grace the house, which is clean, well lit and adorned as per our interests and beliefs. Hence it is for prosperity and allowing the light to cleanse our house, body and mind and wish good vibes for self, family and friends.

Becoming a good host 

Diwali is one occasion when people pay visit to each other’s house. Many also cook a lot of Diwali snack recipes and Diwali sweet recipes for guests. It is considered a good symbol to welcome guest in a spick and span house. All of us prefer to visit clean and spruce up places, over cluttered or unhygienic places.

Declutter the house

Once a year comes this occasion when, we should remove all the unwanted items lying in the house. Idle things, lying in any space bring dust and attract negative energy. Also, there is more happiness in minimal things and it is always a good to donate items in good condition to the needy. Especially kitchen organization calls for a mention as it is the most usable space in a house.

New year beginning

As per Hindu calendar Diwali is the beginning of new year, we all want to welcome the inception of anything new with a clean slate. Similarly it goes for this new year we all look forward for clean house and happy space. Cleaning brings commencement of freshness and new environment. Many people paint, renovate their houses and offices before Diwali.

Have you cleaned your house yet?

What do you think is the most important reason for cleaning house before Diwali? Do let us know your thoughts in comments section.

The Significance Of Diwali Cleaning

The festive vibes have kicked in! Have you ever wondered what’s the fuss about house cleaning during Diwali? Why your mom shouts at you to clean up every corner of your room? We are sure that this thought has struck every person’s mind at least once. Well, we do have some answers for those curious minds. But before we dive into the article, no matter how lazy or messy you are – never underestimate how a clean & tidy space can impact your mind, mood & health. Festival or no festival, deep cleaning should be done at least twice a year. Also remember, Tidy room = Tidy mind.

4 Reasons to clean your house this Diwali

Welcoming Goddess Laxmi

Cleanliness is next to godliness, literally. Cleaning is a customary tradition before every puja but it holds all the way more significance during Diwali. People start deep cleaning their houses at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Many households prefer to even repaint or redo their home before Diwali celebration kicks in. It is believed that during Diwali, Goddess Laxmi visits the house bringing in abundance of luck, wealth & prosperity. ‘Laxmi puja’ is performed on Diwali to celebrate her birth from Samudra manthan. Various traditional rituals are performed to please the goddess so that she graces their homes with blessings.

Atithi Devo Bhava

Indians are known to welcome and treat their guests as god. The phrase ‘ Atithi devo bhava’ literally translates to it. Festivals are incomplete without gatherings and celebrating with their loved one’s. It is customary to visit friends & family to share the festive joy. Being a good host, one would want to welcome their guests in a clean & tidy home.

New year

As per the Hindu calendar, Diwali also marks the New year as it drives away darkness bringing positive beginnings. Old unwanted things are disposed and donated. People shop and purchase new electronics, furniture or invest in gold ornaments. Businessmen worship and create new ledger books for a prosperous upcoming financial year.

Scientific reason

It is an age old tradition that as Chaumasya( rainy season) ends and the humidity is reduced, people used to clean their houses. They either white wash or apply cow dung as it acts as a disinfectant. This helps to kill the germs and insects that gets accumulated during the monsoons.

It is not everyday that one decides to clean every nook and corner of the house. With the busy lifestyle one leads, it becomes difficult to maintain a germ free and tidy home 24/7. Festive celebrations and gatherings are a good motivating factor to take up the deep cleaning task at least once a year. Deep cleaning is an elaborate task that requires a lot of time and effort. If you are a cleanliness and a control freak, who likes to take charge of things check out our blog on Diwali cleaning guide. In the never ending festive to do list, cleaning is a tedious and tiring job which no one enjoys. Hiring professional deep cleaning experts is the way to go. The right techniques, knowledge, cleaners and treatments is what makes the expert’s work stand out.

Still struggling to manage the festive preparations? Hire professional deep cleaning experts and focus on the rest! And most of all, don’t forget to enjoy the festive vibes, Happy Diwali from us to you!

The importance of Diwali Cleaning

Diwali Cleaning and Deep cleaning: Significance from Sri Ramayana

Deep cleaning of the home, plastering and painting over cracks in the home, cleaning the home of cobwebs, deep cleaning the floors, bathrooms, walls, are all common practices done in Indian homes in the weeks leading up to Diwali. In fact, “Diwali cleaning” , “diwali cleaning tips” and “Diwali cleaning checklist” are common search terms in India around Diwali every year.

In the South , home painting and repairs are traditionally not carried around this time as this is the season for rains in Kerala and Tamilnadu in October, and November. Such home repairs are normally carried out in these states after Pongal, when the sunshine is strong. Practically it is a great idea to carry out wet work like repainting in this period as strong sunshine helps the paint dry quickly. However, diwali house cleaning is a common practice in these parts. There is also a noticeable trend across india where people look for cleaning services , or a cleaning expert around this time.

The significance of this can be observed in our study of the Srimad Valmiki Ramayana. In the last few Sargas of the Yuddha Kanda once Lord Sri Rama has won the war, and is preparing to come back to Ayodhya, Hanuman reaches Ayodhya before the Lord. He speaks to Lord Bharata of the Lord’s great victory and his imminent return to Ayodhya.

Lord Hanuman is also sent in advance by Lord Sri Rama as Lord Bharata vowed to wait not one day beyond the Lord’s 14 year vanvas. He vowed that if the Lord did not return as promised on the dot of the end of the vanvas, He (Bharata) would enter into Agni and immolate himself. So to ensure no such mishap occurs, Lord Hanuman is dispatched ahead of the divine couple to convey the good news to Lord Bharata and Lord Shatrughna.

Bharata’s devotion to Lord Rama was so great that he decided to immolate himself if Lord Rama did not come back as promised after his Vanvas. He spent the entire time during Lord Rama’s absence thinking of him and devoting himself to the rule of Ayodhya and betterment of citizens on behalf of Lord Rama

Bharata commands Shatrughna to line the streets of Ayodhya with citizens, dancers, reciters of the Puranas, Musicians and members form all arts, trade guilds, the Army and the families of the ministers, and finally the royal family.

Hearing Bharata’s orders, Shatrughna immediately organizes a vast number of workmen and laborers to do the following activities:

Pave the roads from Nandigram to Ayodhya – pave over every small crack and cavity so that the entire road is even, smooth and flat

समीकुरुत निम्नानि विषमाणि समानि च || ६-१२७-६

स्थानानि च निरस्यन्तां नन्दिग्रामादितः परम् |

Sprinkle the ground with ice cold water. Then strew parched grains and flowers on the roads

Let the streets in Ayodhya be decorated with flags. Let each house which is on the main street be decorated until the sun rises. शोभयन्तु च वेश्मानि सूर्यस्योदयनं प्रति

Let hundreds of men sprinkle 5 fragrant colours on the main royal highway, and also line it with rows of garlands and flowers

स्रग्दाममुक्तपुष्पैश्च सुगन्धैः पञ्चवर्णकैः || ६-१२७-९

राजमार्गमसम्बाधं किरन्तु शतशो नराः |

We can see from these verses from Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, how the entire kingdom of Ayodhya prepares for their Lord’s return. The roads, homes, animals, cavalry and all citizens go to work joyously making every road smooth, and decorating the city with flags, auspicious torans, flowers, colors and lamps to welcome back their King and Queen.

The festival of Diwali is to celebrate 2 events from our puranas: the return of Lord Rama and Mother Seetha after 14 years of Vanvas and Lord Krishna’s victory over Narakasura, In both cases , we celerate by having clean and well-decorated homes, by making and sharing prasad with our friends and family, a puja with a great deal of intent, by bursting crackers to celebrate the victory of Dharma over Adharma and by wearing festive new clothes.

Bring in Mangalya & Goddess Lakshmi into the Home this Deepavali

According to Indian Shastras, One of the qualities of the Divine Mother, Goddess Mahalakshmi is “Mangalya” (auspicious). Her name itself means “one who is the opposite of alakshmi” – Alakshmi is lack of prosperity or Daridra. Auspiciousness and prosperity comes with a sparkling home, clean surroundings, removing clutter from your home, having carefully selected objects (a few), no hoarding and proper placement of all objects in the home.

Clutter, dirt, cobwebs and excessive hoarding do not just make your home look dirty and untidy. They are also considered bad for mental peace in Ayurveda. In fact, an excess of object hoarding is indicative of kapha aggravation mentally and indicates an increase in tamasic state (or can also trigger tamas).

The first step to getting your home ready is to clean and declutter it well. Decluttering creates space, reduces tamasic tendencies and brings in freshness and positivity.

Suggested Diwali cleaning & decluttering checklist:

Seal any small cracks in the home which can harbor insects, roaches

Clean cobwebs in the home

Send out broken, unrepairable items to waste e-cycling

Give away things you have not used for a long time (and see no future use for), for example: clothing that does not fit you anymore, unused home decoration and furnishings

Do not hoard things (people have a habit of hanging onto restaurant cutlery sauce packets, plastic bags, etc. as they believe they may use it in the future)

Clean the window frames, and corners of furniture in the home

Thoroughly clean your refrigerator and remove any old condiments, spills . Don’t forget to clean your home appliances like your washing machine and oven

Clean out your racks and boxes

Clean your cleaning equipment – for example clean the kitchen towels, sun dry your mop, etc

How to do diwali cleaning

Ayurveda tells us that we have 5 panchamahaboothas that combine to form this entire prakriti (universe), flora, fauna, rock, earth, water and ourselves. So everything in this universe is a mixture of 5 panchamahaboothas.

So also our homes reflect the presence of the panchamahaboothas. Homes contain akash and vayu – combination of air and wind in the spaces that surround the objects within. We also have components of prithvi (earth (, agni (fire) and jala (water) in our home in different parts of the home.

When we clean our homes, we most often pay attention only to floors and hard surfaces. Ayurveda suggests we also cleanse the space and air within homes through the use of special sounds, herbal fumigation, light and positive energy. Light, smoke and sound all have the capacity to cleanse air and space, reduce negative vibration in the home and infuse it with a positive, spiritual aura.

In an Ayurvedic home cleanser, we look for the following properties:

1. Swacchakara – To clean the surface thoroughly of dirt and grease

2. Rakshoghna – to protect us from microorganisms and disease causing organisms

3. Bhutaghna – To cleanse negative aura

4. Jantuhara – To repel small insects and organisms

5. Mangalya + Prana positive – To promote auspiciousness

The Divine Mother protects the environment being the Earth mother herself. So ideally we must choose nontoxic, environmentally friendly products that do not harm anyone. The implements we choose, as far as possible should also be natural, biodegradable and compostable. Read this earlier detailed post on how you can use natural herbs to safely and effectively clean the home.

Diwali house Cleaning

Start cleaning by using a non-toxic roach repellant in the kitchen and bathroom around sinks and drains for atleast a week to ten days to slowly bring down insect infestation

We suggest Anti Roach oil from our range

Clean all bathroom fixtures, mirrors and reflective surfaces with an acidic nontoxic cleaner

We suggest Lemon detergent strained in water

Thorough clean all porcelain fixtures and bathroom tiles with a combination of manual scrubbing, natural acids and a natural deep cleaning product.

We suggest   Tile cleaner (make into a thick paste with water or vinegar and use to scrub)

Clean fans, insect nets and doors and windows with an insect repelling, dust and grease repelling natural cleaning product

A combination of the Lemongrass detergent and the Dishwash is very helpful here

Have a cleaning service provider professionally clean your hood / chimney – if this is not possible, soak the filters and scrub them well with an eco-friendly grease remover

Surface clean the kitchen platform, gas stoves and tiles. Ideally gas stoves should be decorated with rice flour based rangoli whenever preparing Prasad for the Puja (this can also be done on a daily basis)

A combination of the   Sookshma floor cleaner and the   Lemon Detergent is very helpful here

Clean your brass and copper puja thalis and cookware / serve ware with tamarind and salt, or an eco-friendly dish wash product

For puja vessels cleaning an absolute must is the   Brass and Copper Dishwash . This is safe and skin friendly and is very useful to clean brass and copper vessels.

Apart from these cleaning tips to help get your home ready for Diwali, we also need to do regular cleaning at this time. A great detergent to clean your clothes is the   soapberry detergent. Explore our floor cleaners for regular mopping and floor cleaning

Light good quality cow dung-based dhoops during the entire week leading up to Diwali. A combination of cow dung and resins like guggul and other ayurvedic herbs is excellent to improve air and space cleanliness.

A suggestion this diwali is to remove toxic synthetic cleansers, air fresheners from your home . This improves air quality in the home , detoxifies the entire house, helps your space stay clean.

Why we suggest limiting the use of cleaning services for Diwali cleaning

There are a few places in our article where we have suggested using professional cleaning services like when cleaning your chimney. But you will notice that in general we have suggested spacing out and planning your schedule so that you are able to use simple cleaning materials to clean your space yourself.

The act of “Shuddhi” or cleaning is itself considered a “kainkaryam” or divine service. Cleaning, decluttering and maintaning a welcoming living space invites good energy. In Sanatana Dharma, cleanliness and harmony are “lakshmi” and welcome Divine energy into the home . When it comes to cleaning of your house, taking personal responsiilty and doing atleast a part of it ourselves, makes it a divine service for Goddess Lakshmi herself.

To Conclude: Diwali Home Cleaning and DeclutteringUrban life, especially today is riddled with things. Our homes and offices are packed with packaging material, paper, plastic and small things which we use rarely. Most of us can do without atleast 50% of the stuff around our homes.

This clutter and excess stand in the way of our personal development. It leads to storage issues, insect infestation and creates tamas and heaviness across the home. We sometimes need the power of a spiritually charged traditional festival to help us clean up our acts.

Deepavali is one such spiritual portal for all of us. Bolstered by the very shlokas from the Srimad Valmiki Ramayana, and by understanding the nature and qualities of the Divine Mother who presides over this festival, we can draw meaning and willpower to cleanse our spaces.

During this sacred celebration, we pray to Lord Rama and Mother Seetha to bless you and your family. We also ask them, in their Infinite Love, Grace and Wisdom to give us the strength and clarity to bring in Mangalya and positivity into our homes and offices.


The purpose of cleaning the house and living quarters during Diwali is to spread light, optimism, and happiness. A well-kept, well-decorated, and well-lit home will always draw positive energy. People that come to your residence will also feel cheerful and optimistic. A tidy, naturally well-decorated house will undoubtedly exude good energy. Begin with the lighting at the front door. clean house before Diwali

To achieve a traditional aesthetic, some people paint the stairs with an image of Goddess Lakshmi and hang various sorts of torans of fresh flowers and tulsi leaves on the entrance. All of these arrangements provide the ideal environment for attracting success, pleasure, and optimism not just within the home, but also in minds of visited guests.

Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience

Diwali, also known as “Deepavali,” is the celebration of diyas. The word “diyas” means “light bulb.” We all know that the only thing that can dispel darkness is light. Deepavali is a Hindu holiday that is marked by rites and festivities. Visitors to Hindu homes are greeted with lights symbolizing prosperity and well-being. The festival of lights is celebrated with tremendous zeal throughout the country. The preparations undertaken throughout the festival season are a show of appreciation to God.

Cleaning the house is not considered a burden. The preparations begin with a thorough cleaning of the house to make it look brand new. It is the preparation for the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. She also provides calm to the lives of those who live in the residence. All scriptures hold the phrase: Cleanliness is always next to godliness

Let us have a look at some of the key factors that explain why it is so important to clean our homes during the Diwali celebration. When we think about divinity, cleanliness becomes more auspicious.

Welcoming Guests as Athithi to participate in the Diwali celebration:

India has a rich culture and customs that are based on spiritual principles. We have the highest regard for those who come to our house. Festivals are important occasions when a large number of people come to our house. Guests or visitors to an Indian’s house are always seen as divine. It’s only natural that we want our visitors to arrive in a clean setting. “ATITHI DEVO BHAVA,” Indians believe. Athithi Devo Bhavameans “none other than God himself” in Sanskrit. It has a ceremonial significance. The death of Narakasura is one of the tales associated with Diwali.

When Lord Krishna came after slaying the demon, the people of Dwaraka greeted Him with lights lighting in the streets and residences. The demon ruler is referred to as Naraka’s “asura.” His death is regarded as the triumph of justice against evil. The symbolic purpose of lighting the lamp is to spread the light of knowledge over the darkness of ignorance. On the day of Naraka Chaturdashi, which is commemorated by the people of Dwaraka as welcome Krishna, it is a custom in select regions of South India to visit neighbors and relatives by performing Aarati. In a filthy dwelling, the lamp cannot be lit. The auspiciousness of a neat and clean house is enough to gratify guests.

Marks the beginning of New Year: clean house before Diwali

People in Northern India, notably, celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, as a new year. The lamp of wealth and enlightenment is traditionally lit to welcome the new year. As part of the event, it is imperative that the house be cleaned. Diwali is a festival that ushers in new beginnings. So, obviously, cleanliness is essential for making our new beginnings good and for creating a positive vibe into our home. Apart from the common practice of giving presents and sweets, a significant component of Diwali is the cleaning of one’s home in preparation for the celebrations, which begin well before the actual holiday.

Right from the good old days till now, every Indian in any part of the world gets absorbed in household dusting, cleaning, whitewashing, sorting out and turning over clothes and closets, and giving away old things.

Invitation to Goddess Lakshmi:

Diwali is also a festival for worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of riches and prosperity. Hindus believe that if a devotee’s thoughts and heart are pure, God can sit in their hearts. We may suppose that a mind filled with filthy ideas is not a nice place for deities to sit. Devotion necessitates mental purity. External purity must precede inside purity. As a result of all of this, it is important to keep the house clean and neat in order to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. Only by doing the Puja to Goddess Lakshmi after cleaning can it be complete in all aspects. No one will be interested in entering a filthy residence.

End of monsoon season:

When we consider the season in which Diwali is observed, we can see that there is another scientific rationale for the cleaning. Diwali is celebrated in the months of October and November. This is just after the monsoon had passed. As part of the Diwali celebrations, the cleaning procedure guarantees that all bacteria are eradicated. The whole house, as well as the surrounding environment, has been sanitized.

It’s essentially letting go of the old and bringing in the new. This celebration includes activities such as purchasing new kitchen equipment, beginning fresh accounting books, and so on. Another approach to clean up is to do so in this manner. Everyone is enthralled by the Diwali celebrations, which include house renovations, cleaning campaigns, and the sprouting of new life missions. Lights always ward off evil spirits by instilling optimism in the environment. Positive energy in the house attracts good health and prosperity. The entire home and puja area are illuminated by diyas.

5 Logical reasons to Deep-clean house on Diwali

Diwali is the biggest festival in Hinduism, and is celebrated on a large scale all over the world. This festival also marks the new year and brings in prosperity for all the people. The mythological truth of the Diwali celebration, it is the day when Lord Rama with his wife Goddess Sita and brother Lord Laxman returned to Ayodha after beating Lanka King Ravan.


Diwali is an auspicious festival and also brings in age-old traditions that people still follow, and one of them is deep cleaning the entire house and workplace as it is believed that success and wealth do knock at the doors. Goddess Laxmi is worshipped on Diwali and believed to shower the blessings on people whose abode is clean. Apart from religious belief, there are many logical reasons to deep clean the house on the occasion of the Diwali festival.

Every tradition we follow is backed with scientific reasons and logic that we are completely unaware of. Therefore it is very important that we practise to explore the ‘why’ behind our rich traditions and culture and pass it on to our next generation so that they will learn its values and richness.

Diwali: Celebrating Cleanliness, Goodness, and the Victory of Light Over Darkness

Significance of Lights during Diwali

Lights are an important part of Diwali celebrations. They represent the triumph of good over evil and are a symbol of hope. Lighting lamps is also a way of welcoming Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, into the homes. The light of the lamp is said to chase away darkness and ignorance while bringing in the good. Often, those who celebrate Diwali decorate the inside and outside of their homes with string lights, tea lights, candles, and more. They enjoy watching fireworks in the sky, as well as hand-held sparklers together.

Significance of Sweets & Gifts

Like most holidays, there are sweets and gifts involved in Diwali. Traditional sweets are made by hand or even store-bought, and so are other gifts for friends, family, and neighbors. This act signifies the importance of sharing happiness and spreading love. Sweets and gifts also play an important role in Diwali puja or worship. The giving of sweets and gifts is a way to honor the deities and express gratitude for blessings throughout the year.

Significance of Colors

In India, colors have always played a significant role in culture and tradition. They are believed to represent different aspects of life. For example, white is associated with purity and cleanliness. And during Diwali, the Festival of Lights, people decorate their homes with white lights to signify the triumph of good over evil. Furthermore, they use colored powder to make mandalas and other festive shapes like flowers, peacocks, om symbol and more. These colorful decorations are made inside the homes’ floors as well as outside, on the doorsteps and entrances!

Significance of Dance and Performances

Another important aspect of the festival is the traditional Indian dances. Talented dancers will tell the tales of Hindu mythology through their dance movements, formations, and facial expressions. They often aso wear intricate costumes. And at parties, anyone can dance to have a good time! These dances are another way to express joy and happiness, and to symbolize the victory of good over evil. The dance is also a way to connect with the Hindu gods and goddesses. The traditional Indian dance is an important part of the Diwali festival, and it is a beautiful way to celebrate the light, cleanliness, and good that are at the heart of the festival.

Significance of Love and Unity

Diwali is a time when people come together to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and enjoy the festivities with the company of their loved ones. The festival is for gathering with family, and also a time for making new friends and reuniting with old ones. Love and unity is celebrated between families, friends and the culture as a whole.

Significance of Cleanliness

The significance of cleanliness and newness in Diwali celebrations is twofold. First, Hindus believe that Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity, only visits clean homes. So, in order to welcome her into their homes, Hindus clean and decorate their homes beforehand. Secondly, Hindus believe that cleanliness and newness represent a fresh start or a new beginning. Therefore, by cleaning and decorating their homes for Diwali, Hindus are hopeful that the goddess will bless them with a prosperous new year. They celebrate by cleaning and decorating and also wearing new, beautiful clothes. This cleanliness and newness is the perfect way to celebrate and ring in the Hindu new year.

If you would like to deep clean your home for the auspicious occasion of Diwali, you know who to call!

11 Diwali Cleaning Tips to Sparkle your Home!

Brightly lit corners of all streets, guilt-free sweet binges, and festive vibes all around. Tell us – what’s not loved about Diwali. The most awaited festival of India, Diwali is just around, but along with it comes the stress of house cleaning to make it Diwali Ready.

Cleanliness is as important as décor, as it keeps your health better! According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi only enters a home that is clean and well light. So, get ready and clean your house to welcome the goddess of wealth and prosperity into your house and your family.

Start House Cleaning for Diwali as Early as Possible

Diwali cleaning is not for the Diwali festival alone. It holds more meaning than that. Diwali comes during the last leg of the monsoon. Hence a round of cleaning is a must after the monsoons.

It is not just about cleaning some parts of the house, but cleaning the entire house, right from the living room to the bedroom and pooja room to the wardrobe. Cleaning the entire house means a lot of work. Proper planning and division of work will make it easier to clean the house. While the bathroom and store can be cleaned in half a day, a kitchen may need more time. You can keep aside a day each for bedrooms and living areas, and then keep aside another day for final finishing, which is some overall cleaning.

Also, remember to keep your supplies ready. If you are a DIY fan, keep your natural ingredients ready to make cleaning solution. If you are more comfortable purchasing your cleaners and disinfectants, keep them stocked. Also, stock up on garbage bags, cleaning clothes, etc.

Diwali Cleaning Tips

Gharpedia is here to advise you on where to start and how to end without straining yourself. To make your Diwali cleaning task easy, we have given you some cool tips. Let’s have a look.

01. Decluttering Your Space

The first step is to remove the clutter and unwanted items from the entire home. The moment you start screening the objects, you can find that there are various items that you do not use in your house, but still, they have been there for years. You can either donate them or throw them away in the trash. Do not just focus on decluttering the wardrobes. Look into the drawers and declutter all the old medicines, cosmetics, etc. Removing clutter is a major part of house cleaning.

02. Wardrobe Cleaning for Diwali

Every house has a wardrobe. So, first, remove the dust from the wardrobe, then wipe it with clean, dry or wet clothes. Then change the paper or cloth if you lay it on the shelves of a wardrobe. Fold all the clothes properly and arrange them in good order. If you have old clothes and do not want to use them in the future, you can simply donate them to needy people.

Similarly, you can clean the boxes on the bed. Remember not to use detergent or other cleaners to clean boxes and wardrobes.

03. Loft Cleaning for Diwali

Usually, every house has a loft above the lintel level. Remove the dust from the loft. Wipe it with a clean cloth. Clean all the objects that are put in the loft and dispose of what you do not need. Place useful items carefully.

04. Furniture Cleaning for Diwali

The first step in furniture cleaning is removing the dust from the furniture using a duster cloth. Make a mixture of a weak solution of dishwashing soap. Dip a soft cloth in the solution and then wipe the entire piece. Use a damp cloth. You can use mineral spirit or paint thinners like turpentine to clean wooden furniture. A vacuum cleaner is the best option for furniture cleaning. Also, clean the bookshelves to save your furniture from termites.

05. Diwali Kitchen Cleaning

Culinary delights make the kitchen very greasy and oily. So, break the kitchen cleaning work into a smaller and easily manageable task to clean the areas efficiently.

Start by cleaning the kitchen cabinets and drawers. Wipe the drawer and cabinet with clean clothes, warm water, or any other cleaner.

Clean the extra kitchenware, dishes and bowls not used every day.

Similarly, you can clean the kitchen platform, exhaust fan, floors, etc. with just warm water and detergent.

What many people often forget to do is declutter their kitchen. Start off in those corner cabinets where you have stocked all the plastic bags and food containers. Dispose of them if you find them of no use.

Then turn to your refrigerator and clear off the supplies that have crossed their expiry date. It can be sauces, flavouring agents, oils or powders; check and chuck them off!

If there are open stone shelves, clean them with baking soda and lemon. Baking soda with lemon will help to remove greasy and oily stains from these shelves.

Baking soda also help you in other house cleaning core. If you want to know more about it, please refer the following article:

06. Home Appliances Cleaning for Diwali!

Use cleaners like Collin to clean home appliances such as televisions, music players, refrigerators, washing machines etc. Cleaning these appliances is easy if you do it the right way.

First, remove dust with a duster cloth from the appliances. Then, wipe these appliances with a clean, and dry cloth. Following this, clean the appliances using cleaners and scrub with a smooth cotton cloth to avoid scratches.

If you find strong or greasy stains on the microwave or refrigerator, remove them easily using a mixture of baking soda and lemon or vinegar.

It is ideal to clean your ceiling fan blades without getting the dust and grime all over your floors and furniture. Don’t forget to clean your light bulbs, as it also increases the illumination, which ultimately saves energy and, hence your light bill.

07. Floor Cleaning in Diwali

Clean the floors effectively with floor cleaners or detergent. You can also use vacuum cleaners, sweepers, brooms, and fibre clothes to clean the floors.

08. Bathroom Cleaning in Diwali

The first step in bathroom cleaning is to remove unnecessary items. Then, clean the bathroom shelves with liquid cleaner or detergent.

Make a solution of equal parts of water and white vinegar to clean the soap dish and faucets.

To clean the shower head, fill a plastic bag with white vinegar. Attach the bag over the showerhead with a rubber band. Put it on for one hour, then remove the bag of vinegar and turn on the shower to flush away the vinegar and sediment. Polish with a soft cloth.

For cleaning the bathroom floors, you can use the bathroom cleaners that are available on the market. To remove mildew from tile grout, spray white vinegar on the grout and let it sit for ten minutes. Then, rub it with an old toothbrush and rinse it with water.

09. Diwali Cleaning for Window Sills, Curtains & Book Shelves

Last but not least, don’t forget to wash your curtains and bedsheets. In rural areas, many people dry their beds/mattresses in sunlight. Also, spare some time to remove all the removable upholstery and forward it for dry washing. If it is washable at home, give it a try. Nowadays, a lot of professional cleaning services are available. You can bank on them to clean your sofas. Do remember to clean your window sills and channels too.

10. House Exterior: The Most Important Part of Diwali Cleaning!  

The house interiors now may look brand new, but if the exteriors look ugly and shoddy, the first impression will be bad. If your exterior walls need repair, don’t ignore them. Also, if you are thinking of painting your exterior walls, do it without hesitation if you have a budget to get it done.

11. Charity Begins at Home

Without sounding insensitive, let us agree that during the festive season, we do end up getting several gifts that we either do not like or have many of those commodities already at home. Just think about it. During Diwali, we get dozens of packs of sweets and dry fruits. We have no control over what our friends will send us or what our employer will gift us for Diwali. Very often, we find the same idol of Lord Ganesh or Goddess Lakshmi, the same wall clock ticking, or some artefact packed in that, we will never use. Instead of keeping them all, we can always give away the things that we already own or do not need. The best thing to do is to gift it to your domestic help, society’s watchman, or people who help us in our day-to-day lives. They will feel appreciated that way.

Closing Thoughts

Diwali home cleaning can be a stressful chore. Hence, the cleverest choice to make is to avoid cluttering the house throughout the year so that you can breathe easily during the festive season. Also, use these above-mentioned cleaning tips to thoroughly clean your home and bring it into the festive spirit! Make the most of this festive season.

Once you finish Diwali cleaning, it’s time to decorate your home. You can use Diyas and lights for the decor of the house, as they expel darkness from your house, signalling happiness and prosperity. You can also add fresh flowers, as they give positive vibes to your home and draw Rangoli on the floors. There are many materials and ideas for Rangoli to make your Diwali special.

Importance Of Home Cleaning & Pest Control During Diwali Festival

Diwali is a festival of lights, brightness and happiness. Neat and clean home is always welcoming to the Gods during Diwali. Let’s see some of the reasons why people get Home Cleaning & Pest Control done before Diwali.

Importance of Home Cleaning during Diwali festival

During festive season, people often visit each other’s homes. Relatives go to their close relative’s house to celebrate Diwali together. So when guests come to our home to celebrate, our home should be clean and tidy.

No one would like to enter a home where bathrooms are stained and smelly, kitchen is full of grease and grime, windows have gathered lot of dust and everywhere there is a mess only.

We have a lot of preparations to do during Diwali. Buying new clothes, preparing sweets, arranging for lights, washing cars, preparing for pooja etc are some of these important tasks that need to be done.

But in all these tasks, do not forget the most important part that is getting your house cleaned before Diwali. Because cleanliness is next to godliness.

Importance of Pest Control during Diwali Festival

No person would like to enter a home filled with pests. No one would go to a neighbour’s house full of spiders or a house filled with bed bugs. How would you feel when you enter a bathroom and see a cockroach or a lizard staring at you?

Would you sit on a sofa if you have just seen a mouse running right in front of you and hiding under the sofa? Or imagine when you are walking on wooden floor and hear a creaky sound which has been half eaten by termite.

Diwali is celebrated shortly after monsoon period ends in India. Pests, bacteria and germs too increase during this season. We prepare a lot of sweet during Diwali festival. These delicacies invite a lot of pests too.

To protect you from all the health hazards that come along with pests, we strongly recommend getting home cleaning and pest control services in Pune.

Professional cleaning services not only remove the dust but they also eliminate grease, grime, food residues, and pest droppings from the house. When pests do not find food and water, they do not enter that house. Further breeding of pests also do not happen in such a clean house. So home deep cleaning should be done along with pest control service to get rid of pests completely during festival season.

When you get your house deep cleaned and free from pests, God Lakshmi would happily enter your house during this Diwali and will stay forever !!

Why It Is Important To Clean Homes During Diwali?

Diwali means lighting up of the soul within. Diwali is the time of cleaning and it is also a time for newness. So why is it important to clean homes during Diwali? It is the time of lights and gifts. It is the time to savor sweets and forget the bitterness and anger of the past.

Several days before Diwali, Hindus start the cleaning process. It is true that we should clean physically and mentally daily. It is also very important to keep our surrounding clean.

The cleaning during Diwali is special and it is of a different level. Every nook and corner of the house or shop or other establishment is cleaned. This is a not a superficial cleaning.

All the things that were dumped in cupboards, corners and under the bed are removed and given away. Only those that are essential for us are retained.

This outward cleaning should be applied to our minds too. We need to remove all anger, frustration and hatred. We need to clean every nook and corner of the mind.

It is widely known that Goddess Lakshmi resides in places that are clean. Many people think only about external cleanliness. They forget that Goddess Lakshmi will not bless a person with her presence unless the mind is cleaned.

Symbolically invoking Goddess Lakshmi means invoking the purity and divinity within us.

If there is an iota of dirt within, divinity will never emerge. Being stuck in the past and if you are a prisoner of negative emotions, Goddess Lakshmi will never appear.

All kinds of negative stains in the house and those within the individuals residing in the house should be removed. Diwali in true sense can happen only when there is purity, simplicity and love within us.

The best way to clean our mind is by filling it up with good thoughts. Each good thought removes the stains of the bad thoughts. When there is no place for bad thoughts in our mind, Goddess Lakshmi appears.

So along with cleaning homes we need to remove all kinds of negative stains from our minds.

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9 Easy Diwali cleaning tips you must try at home

Diwali is a festival when everything appears fresh, vibrant, and bright. No matter their age, everyone has fun during the event. We all want our house to be spotless as we get ready for a lot of Diwali socialising, even though we may be happy delaying a few of our regular duties due to exhaustion.

Considering that Goddess Lakshmi blesses every home during Diwali, how could she possibly be welcomed into an unkempt, filthy home? Cleaning your home before Diwali may also have a therapeutic benefit by removing negative energy and bringing in fresh, upbeat energy!

Most of us find the idea of a Diwali cleaning frenzy to be daunting! What do you then? Keep calm and continue reading!

Pre-Diwali cleaning supplies

It is best to begin cleaning for Diwali at least two weeks beforehand. You may easily and conveniently spread out each task in this way. But before you start, make sure you have the necessary materials available!


Baking soda

White vinegar

Apple cider vinegar


Scrubs, brushes, cloth wipes

Garbage bags

Microfiber cloth (for glass)


9 Simple Diwali Cleaning Hacks

Every woman has a hectic schedule during Diwali, whether it is cleaning the house, making snacks, getting in shape, or visiting the parlour. While some of these duties will undoubtedly take more time than necessary, cleaning may be done faster and more effectively.

Here are a few quick and easy Diwali cleaning tips that everyone should attempt!

1. White Vinegar for Glass

Your windows will likely be one of the first things you clean in preparation for Diwali. White vinegar is the most effective cleaning solution for glass.

Spray the glass with a solution made by combining one part white vinegar with one part water, and let it sit for a few seconds.

Next, use a squeegee to clean the glass, followed by a soft cloth; for optimal results, use a microfiber cloth. Make sure the area is dry and free of any vinegar residue, as this might harm the glass.

2. Lemon Juice for Your Microwave

Lemons are naturally acidic, which makes them effective cleaning agents. When compared to other days, cleaning the microwave after using it to prepare Diwali snacks would take longer.

20 ml of water should be lemon-half-water-squeezed.

Mix thoroughly. Heat the water to a boil in your microwave.

Allow it to sit for ten minutes or so.

Your microwave will receive the moisture equally.

Now clean all inside surfaces with a soft cloth or tissue paper.

For even better results, you may include a tablespoon of white vinegar in the mixture. This combination also eliminates any microwave odours.

3. Pillowcase for Ceiling Fans

Even while many homes now have air conditioning, ceiling fans are still used in India’s colder regions, and some households may have a combination of both. When everything else is taken care of for this Diwali, we can’t really neglect cleaning the ceiling, can we?

Use an old pillowcase to cover the blade of the ceiling fan, just like you would a pillow.

Then wipe the blade as you remove the case for an excellent method of cleaning the blades.

This prevents the filth from dropping directly onto your face and instead collects it in the pillowcase.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Lemon for Hard-Water Stains

Many of us struggle to erase the chalky streaks that hard water creates on surfaces. You would want a speedy resolution for this frequent issue because there is so much cleaning to be done around Diwali, and we have it! S

praying the affected area with a solution that contains equal parts apple cider vinegar and lemon juice is the most effective method for removing hard water stains from faucets, utensils, buckets, etc. After 15 minutes, wipe the surface thoroughly. You may even rinse it with water if necessary.

5. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide for Grout (Between Tiles)

Every woman’s worst nightmare involves bathroom and kitchen tiles. The process of washing kitchen tiles may be challenging after having enjoyed the cooking frenzy that went into producing Diwali snacks and sweets.

The grout in between the tiles frequently gathers dirt, oil, and other sticky materials that get so deeply embedded they are nearly hard to remove. What do you do then?

To get toothpaste-like consistency, mix roughly a spoonful of baking soda with some hydrogen peroxide. Scrub the grout lines between your tiles with an old toothbrush or cleaning brush after dipping it in some solution. The grout will go quickly!

6. Baking Soda and Dish Soap for Bathroom Fittings

Your home’s lovely white marble or ceramic bathroom fixtures harbour more filth and germs than you can possibly think. You should include gleaming bathrooms on your Diwali house cleaning list if you want to host visitors.

Baking soda may be used as a cleaning agent for the wash basin. Use a sieve to spread some baking soda over the wash basin, add a drop of dish soap to the scrub, and then scrape the surfaces clean. You’ll be astounded to see how easily the tough stains go.

7. Change Linens and Drapes

Curtains frequently go unnoticed since they don’t interfere with our regular activities. The ideal plan of action would be to have at least two distinct sets of curtains for every room in the home, and to switch them out just before Diwali when you clean the house so you have brand-new, spotless, fragrant drapes hanging on the walls.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a spare set, though. Curtains should be washed one turn at a time, room by room. Also, don’t forget to replace your kitchen towels, napkins, pillows, and bed linens. To keep the cloth smooth and smelling good, use a stain remover and fabric softener both during and after washing.

8. Clean the Mattresses

Additionally, mattresses require a thorough washing on occasion. You may vacuum it to remove the dust that is on top of it, but this may not be the only option. So this Diwali, use baking soda and vinegar to clean your mattresses.

Spray vinegar all over the mattress using a spray bottle.

Cover everything with baking soda and let it sit for a few hours.

Carefully brush it off or vacuum it.

Additionally, this trick aids in eliminating odours and dust mites.

9. Use Disinfectant Lavishly

This is a useful guideline to keep in mind even during the cleanup after Diwali. After following all of the aforementioned advice, wipe all surfaces clean with a light solution of a reliable disinfectant. Make careful to use caution when cleaning electrical items, though.

Less Is More – Decluttering for Diwali

Throwing items away is a crucial component of Diwali home cleaning. But the majority of us are so preoccupied with making everything “clean” that we completely overlook this stage. In the process of putting everything back where it belongs after cleaning everything, we have a tantrum and can’t stand it any longer. Why not try a different tactic this Diwali if this has occurred to you as well?

1. Responsibly Dispose Expired Medicines, Make-Up, and Kitchen Products

Cleaning the shelves and getting rid of any expired products are two ways to make space in the kitchen, on your dresser, and in the bathroom. Foods, ingredients, cosmetics, and medications all fall under this category. Check the expiration dates on each of these goods, and discard anything that has passed it.

We frequently keep these items since we don’t always use them. They take up room in our home and keep doing so since we’ve already forgotten they exist! Gather all these things (this is why you need bin-bags) and schedule a pick up with dry waste management companies to dispose of expired products responsibly. By doing this, you will also free up space for all the great food you will be cooking during Diwali.

A huge Shoutout to Vital Waste, a complete waste management chain based in Kolkata with a seamless connection right from waste producers to the recycled material users.

2. Declutter Your Wardrobe

Even while this isn’t a Diwali cleaning tip, it should be a crucial component of your routine before Diwali. While everyone’s interpretation of Diwali is unique, we can all agree that the beginning of Diwali shopping is something we are all looking forward to! But getting rid of old clothing should come before shopping for new ones. Otherwise, we risk continuing to have more clothing than we can wear!

Set aside a place in your room to begin categorizing everything.

Start by sorting through your wardrobe and keeping just the items that make you feel good.

That might sound like an odd “filter” to employ, but consider how often you’ve hung onto garments in the hopes of losing weight, altered them, or fixed them, only never to touch them in the end. Every one of us has done this.

So why not simply donate them to a good cause? It will bring good fortune, be a beneficial decluttering activity, and offer you another excuse to go shopping.

3. Charity for Gifts

Diwali is a time for numerous get-togethers, sweets and refreshments, and gifts of course. You receive gifts from friends, family, and even your work every single year. We all agree that many times these presents are unwanted and just end up on the list of items we don’t know what to do with, even if we don’t want to be disrespectful of the sentiment.

Some presents are even given more than once, so you can wind up with two sets of dessert bowls, four wall clocks, and who knows how many packages of mithai and dry fruits!

So why not donate some of it to a good cause?

You might start by presenting some of these products to those around you — your domestic help, the watchman, the milkman, the paper-wala, and other similar folks. Make sure you fill these hampers with stuff from your own wallet as well.

Therefore, include some baksheesh money in a box of candy or include a second wall clock that you were given together with some handmade snacks. If you still have expensive things, think about giving them to a neighboring charity or nursing home.

When you have completed all of the aforementioned duties, decorating your home is the last step. Indulging in this activity throughout any festive season is the simplest and most enjoyable option. One piece of advice we can provide is to avoid using any decorations that require drilling or “pasting” since they can harm your walls (they will leave ugly holes in surfaces when you remove them). Use easily added and removable basic decorations.

Here are a few tips to help you declutter your home before Diwali so you can enjoy the holiday without any clutter around you and your loved ones.

Diwali is India’s most important holiday—and a celebration of good over evil

Observed by more than a billion people across faiths, this five-day festival of lights brings prayer, feasts, fireworks and, for some, a new year.

Diwali is India’s most important festival of the year—a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil. Widely observed among more than a billion people from a variety of faiths across India and its diaspora, the five days of Diwali are marked by prayer, feasts, fireworks, family gatherings, and charitable giving. For some, Diwali is also the beginning of a new year.

But Diwali is perhaps best known as a festival of lights. Derived from the Sanskrit dipavali, which means “row of lights,” Diwali is known for the brightly burning clay lamps that celebrants line up outside their homes. (See dazzling pictures of Diwali, the festival of lights.)

The dates of this festival are based on the Hindu lunar calendar, which marks each month by the time it takes the moon to orbit Earth. Diwali begins just before the arrival of a new moon between the Hindu months of Asvina and Kartika—which typically falls in October or November of the Gregorian calendar. In , the five days of Diwali begin on October 22, with the most important festival date taking place on October 24.

The meaning of Diwali—and its many legends

Diwali is so widely celebrated—it’s an important religious festival for Hindus, but is also observed among Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists—that it has no single origin story. But while each religion has its own historical narrative behind the holiday, they all ultimately represent the victory of good over evil.

In Hinduism alone—which is considered the world’s oldest living religion, dating back to the second millennium B.C.—there are several versions of the Diwali story that vary among geographic communities. These, however, are all epic tales of victory won by men who were considered incarnations of the Hindu god Vishnu, regarded as the sustainer of the universe, and whose role it is to restore the balance of good and evil in times of trouble.

In northern India, Diwali commemorates Prince Rama’s triumphant return to the city of Ayodhya after 14 years of exile due to the plotting of his evil stepmother—and after a heroic rescue of his wife Sita, an incarnation of the goddess Lakshmi, who had been kidnapped by the rival king Ravana.

In South India, meanwhile, Diwali honors the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon king Narakasura, who had imprisoned 16,000 women in his palace and meted out harsh punishments to any of his subjects who dared stand up against him. And in western India, the festival celebrates Vishnu’s banishment of King Bali—whose immense power had become a threat to the gods—to the underworld.

Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists, three minority religions in India, have their own Diwali stories. For Sikhs, whose religion arose in the late 15th century as a movement within Hinduism that is particularly devoted to Vishnu, Diwali commemorates the release of the 17th-century guru Hargobind after 12 years of imprisonment by Mughal emperor Jahangir.

Jains, whose ancient religion dates back to the middle of the first century B.C. and also shares many of the beliefs of Hinduism, observe Diwali as the day that Lord Mahavira, the last of the great Jain teachers, reached nirvana.

And Buddhists, whose religion emerged in the late 6th century B.C. in what some describe as a reaction to Hinduism, celebrate it as the day the Hindu Emperor Ashoka, who ruled in the third century B.C., converted to Buddhism.

Beyond these stories, Diwali is also a celebration of the Hindu goddess of wealth and good fortune, Lakshmi. In India’s early agrarian society, Diwali coincided with the last harvest before winter—a time to pray for Lakshmi for good fortune. Today, Indian businesses still consider Diwali the first day of the financial new year.

How Diwali is celebrated

Just as the legends of Diwali differ from region to region so, too, do the holiday’s rituals. What most have in common, though, are the abundance of sweets, family gatherings, and the lighting of clay lamps that symbolize the inner light that protects each household from spiritual darkness.

But generally, each of the five days of Diwali has its own significance. On the first day of Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakshmi, bake sweets, and clean their homes—which they decorate the next day with lamps and rangolis, designs made on the floor out of colored sand, powder, rice or flower petals.

Diwali’s third day is its most important: On this day, people may go to temple to honor Lakshmi or gather with friends and family for feasts and fireworks. Devotees also set ablaze the lamps they had displayed the day before.

For many celebrants, the fourth day of Diwali marks the new year and a time to exchange gifts and well wishes. Finally, the fifth day is typically a day to honor one’s siblings.

Over the years, Diwali has become India’s biggest holiday season—rivaling Thanksgiving or Christmas in the United States. Shoppers take advantage of the sales and communities across India and across its diaspora host small fairs. Fireworks are also a major part of the celebrations, particularly in New Delhi where they are often criticized for causing spikes in the city’s notoriously bad pollution. (The city has banned the use of firecrackers in recent years to mitigate these harmful effects.)

However it is celebrated, the spirit of Diwali is universal—the belief that, eventually, light will triumph over darkness.

Diwali House Cleaning Tips: Get your home ready for the festivities


Facts about Diwali

1) Diwali is an important religious festival originating in India. People often think of Diwali as a Hindu festival, but it is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains.*

2) Diwali takes place annually and lasts for five days, marking the start of the Hindu New Year. The exact dates change each year and are determined by the position of the moon – but it usually falls between October and November.

3) The word Diwali (or Deepavali as it’s sometimes called) means “row of lights” in an Ancient language of India, called Sanskrit. During this festival, people decorate their homes with lights and oil lamps, called diyas.

4) For many people, Diwali honours the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. The lights and lamps are said to help Lakshmi find her way into peoples’ homes, bringing prosperity in the year to come!

5) It’s also a celebration of good triumphing over evil, and different legends based on this theme are associated with Diwali. In northern India, Hindus celebrate the return of the deities (gods) Rama and Sita to the city of Ayodhya, after defeating the evil king Ravana!

6) In the region of Bengal people worship the goddess Kali, the destroyer of evil forces, during Diwali. And in Nepal (a country bordering north-east India), people celebrate Lord Krishna’s victory over the wicked king Narakaasura.

7) But it’s not just about lights and legends –– Diwali is a time to have fun with friends and family! People exchange gifts and sweets, enjoy delicious feasts, watch firework displays and wear new clothes. It’s a time to clean and decorate your home, too.

8) Rangoli is a popular Diwali tradition –– beautiful patterns made using colourful powders and flowers. People draw rangoli on the floor by the entrance of their homes to welcome the gods and bring good luck!

9) Today, this fascinating festival is celebrated by thousands of people in countries all around the world. During Diwali, Hindus living outside India gather at places of worship called mandirs to leave offerings to deities, watch firework displays and eat yummy food together!

10) The city of Leicester, in the United Kingdom, holds the largest Diwali celebrations outside of India. Every year, tens of thousands of people gather in the streets to enjoy vibrant shows of light, music and dancing!

Significance of house cleaning in Diwali and few useful tips to give that Diwali look to your house

Welcoming Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth

Many of us are aware of the belief that Goddess Lakshmi will grace the clean and nicely decorated home with wealth and fortune. So, in the southern part of India, it is a ritual to clean the house and garnish it with lights and flowers with special Lakshmi puja during this period.

Welcoming Guests as an Athithi to participate in Diwali celebration

In few parts of Karnataka, on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi, it is a ritual to visit each other’s home for Aarati to mark the welcome of Krishna by the people of Dwaraka. As a part of Diwali celebration, a neat and clean home ensures the warm welcome of your guests. As a popular Sanskrit saying goes, ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ meaning to treat guests as God has a ceremonial connect to it.

Diwali as a New Year

Diwali is also considered to be the last day of ‘The King Vikram’ calendar with next day to be the start of a new year. Eventually, people will clean their house to welcome the New Year and get their home ready for Diwali celebration. So as a ritual and sanitation, it becomes essential for us to clean our house. Here we bring you few quick tips to clean your home for Diwali

Dispose unwanted and unused materials from home. They only occupy more space and make the area look messy.

Give away your old clothes to poor or needy to make more space in your wardrobe for new clothes that you buy for the festival.

Give a special attention to unnoticed corners. Usually, more dust will be accumulated there. Wipe or use vacuum cleaner to clean the area.

If you have plans to paint your home for Diwali then ensure to cover your furniture and home appliances to avoid paint stains on them.

A basic cleaning is required from mopping, floor scrubbing, and bathroom cleaning to make your home space free from dust.

Once you are done with this, you would replace sofa covers, curtains, pillow covers and drapes in your rooms and living area. Adding on, keep insect repellents in the room corners and use air fresheners and scented methanol to have that fresh aroma to stay in for a longer period of time.

Diwali: Festival of Lights

The Diwali Celebration will be led by Dean of Libraries and Learning Vinaya Tripuraneni.  There will be a presentation about Diwali from 5:30 – 6:00 pm, followed by a time of decorating a traditional Rangoli/Kolam, light of lamps, stringing of lights, and food and festivities.  It is an opportunity to learn, participate, and celebrate.  All are welcome!

The Diwali Celebration will be led by Dean of Libraries and Learning Vinaya Tripuraneni.  There will be a presentation about Diwali from 5:30 – 6:00 pm, followed by a time of decorating a traditional Rangoli/Kolam, light of lamps, stringing of lights, and food and festivities.  It is an opportunity to learn, participate, and celebrate.  All are welcome!

What is Diwali?

“Diwali, or the “festival of lights,” is a five-day Hindu festival that always falls between mid-October and mid-November because of its placement on the Hindu lunar calendar. Diwali is an official state holiday in most major Hindu nations. For Hindus and many Hindu Americans, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year. Typically celebrated together by families, festivities often take place in the home. There are many regional and religious variations that impact the more specific meanings of Diwali for various Hindus, and this in turn will change the activities that accompany each celebration. It is common, however, to see candles and other light-related festivities for Diwali.”


Clay lamps (dipa) are displayed in homes

Homes are thoroughly cleaned in order to welcome Lakshmi, goddess of wealth. It is believed she will not visit unless homes are clean.

Rangoli, special patterns made of rice flour, rice, or spices, decorate doorways to welcome Lakshmi.

Families get together and share/exchange sweets.

Families greet each other with “Subh Diwali,” which means Happy Diwali.

Everyone buys new clothes to celebrate.

Those that have quarreled put their differences aside to celebrate friendship.

Diwali: Festival of Lights

Diwali, or Dipawali, is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.

Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that’s also enjoyed by non-Hindu communities. For instance, in Jainism, Diwali marks the nirvana, or spiritual awakening, of Lord Mahavira on October 15, 527 B.C.; in Sikhism, it honors the day that Guru Hargobind Ji, the Sixth Sikh Guru, was freed from imprisonment. Buddhists in India celebrate Diwali as well.

In northern India, they celebrate the story of King Rama’s return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.

Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.

In western India the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu trinity) sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.


DAY ONE: People clean their homes and shop for gold or kitchen utensils to help bring good fortune.

DAY TWO: People decorate their homes with clay lamps and create design patterns called rangoli on the floor using colored powders or sand.

DAY THREE: On the main day of the festival, families gather together for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi, followed by mouth-watering feasts and firework festivities.

DAY FOUR: This is the first day of the new year, when friends and relatives visit with gifts and best wishes for the season.

DAY FIVE: Brothers visit their married sisters, who welcome them with love and a lavish meal.

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