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How to Perform Lalita Devi Puja? – Mantra – Stotra – Goddess Lalitha Devi Puja Vidhi

Goddess Lalitha Devi is one among the dasa Mahavidyas. Here is a brief account on how to perform Lalita Devi puja. Please note that the mantra and stotra given along with it can be chanted on all days during normal puja. This simple goddess Lalitha Devi puja vidhi (procedure) is for performing at home.

Goddess Lalitha Mantra

 ऐं ह्रीं श्रीं ललितायै नमः
Aim Hreem Lalithaye Namah

Story of Goddess Lalitha Devi

Goddess Lalitha Devi is also known as half Shakti Sati. In the infamous Daksha Yajna, Sati committed self immolation as she was unable to hear the insults hurled on her husband (Shiva) by her father (Daksha Prajapati).

Shiva took the body of Sati and roamed around the universe. This resulted in the imbalance of the universe.

Vishnu cut the body of Sati into several pieces and the places on earth where the body of Sati fell came to be known as Shaktipeetah.

The portion of the body that fell in the Naimaisharanya forest in Uttar Pradesh came to be known as Goddess Lalitha Devi. She is also known here as Ling Dharini.

Ideal Day to Perform Lalitha Devi Puja

You can perform it on
  • Shukla Paksha Panchami – fifth day during the waxing phase of moon
  • Shukla Paksha Sashti – sixth day during the waxing phase of moon
  • The day when there is Aslesha (Ayiliyam) Nakshtra in Hindu Calendar.
  • It is considered highly meritorious to perform the puja when there is a combination of Shukla Paksha Sashti and Aslesha Nakshtra.

The form of Goddess Lalitha Devi to Be Worshipped

As per Kalika Purana, the murti (idol, sculpture, painting or photo) of Goddess Lalita to be worshipped should be of two hands. She should be sitting on a lotus. She should be fair complexioned.

Benefits of Puja

  • It is good for married couples and lovers.
  • Prosperity
  • Peace
  • Love

How to do Lalitha Devi Puja?

  • The puja should be performed in the evening.
  • Take bath and offer prayers to Ganesha in mind
  • The murti of Lalita Devi should be installed on a rose color cloth.
  • Puja should be performed facing north.
  • Lamp should be lit using cow ghee.
  • Dhoop should be of Chandan.
  • Pink color flowers should be offered to the Goddess.
  • Gulal and Ithar should be offered.
  • The food (bhog, naivedya or Prasad) on the day should be Kheer.
  • The bhog should be shared with a married woman and then with friends and family members.
  • The mantra – ऐं ह्रीं श्रीं ललितायै नमः॥ - should be chanted 108 times.

Special Offerings

  • Offer wheat flour to Goddess and then donate it to a poor person or make roti from it and feed cow.
  • Lighting six-face lamp using ghee and pink color wick will help in attaining eternal prosperity.
  • For union of lovers and marriage, offer curd and honey to Goddess Lalitha. Then spread it on a roti and feed a cow.