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Chopda Puja
 

About 2015 Chopda Puja

Chopda Puja It is a prayer ritual performed to make offerings, honoring, evoking or worshipping gods. The ceremony can also be performed to pay homage to the beloved ones who are deadon 
11th November 2015
 

Amavasya tithi begins at 10:53 on 10th November and ends at 12:46 on 11th November.

Auspicious muhurat to perform Chopda Puja in the morning begins at 10:53 and ends at 13:07.

Auspicious muhurat to perform Chopda Puja in the afternoon begins at 14:23 and ends at 15:38.

Auspicious muhurat to perform Chopda Puja in the evening begins at 18:39 and ends at 20:23.

Auspicious muhurat to perform Chopda Puja at night begins at 22:08 and ends at 03:21 on 11th November 2015.

 

On Diwali, people especially belonging to Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat perform a slightly different ritual than LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth...
puja, known as Chopda Puja. This special puja is done by businessmen and entrepreneurs who want to take their works on a new level and who want to increase their revenues and profits tremendously. The day is also known as Sharda Pujan and Muhurat Puja because people worship their account books or other financial ledgers on this day. It is also considered Gujarati New Year. The ceremonies are performed on the no moon day in the month of Kartik (October-November), according to the Gregorian calendar.

Rituals

People who believe in the saying that work is worship perform this puja dedicatedly. People visit their offices or other working arenas and install idols of GaneshaGaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ...
and Lakshmi. They are then offered vermillion, sandalwood paste and flowers. People make a tilak with the help of a vermillion on the books. They write two words on the front page of the financial books which are ‘Shubh’ meaning auspiciousness and ‘Labh’ meaning profit or merit. The symbols of OM it is a sacred sound, which is meditated upon and considered as a spiritual icon by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. It is the primordial sound which is considered infinite, all encompassing, the truth of existence, the ultimate reality of the universe, the cause of life and the ultimate reality of being. It is the finest essence of life which helps in gaining the knowledge of self and the universe. and Swastika It is a Hindu symbol which is usually made with rice and vermillion before starting nay big event or ceremony as it is considered auspicious. It represents the God and universal energy or Shakti. Four lines are used to make this mark and the four lines represents the four direction and Purushartha- the objects of human pursuit, which are natural order, wealth, desire and liberation.can also be drawn on the same. Mantras are also chanted.

People also buy a special kind of account books called ‘chopdi’ and worship them along with the idols. The other books kept in the worshipping arena are ‘khate bhai’, meaning account-related books, ‘Rojemal’ books meaning books for cash collection and ‘hundia’ books meaning cheque and drafts entry books. Some people also invoke Riddhi and SiddhiRiddhi and SiddhiRiddhi and Siddhi
Riddhi and Siddhi are the two daughters of Lord Brahma (one of the Supreme...
on the same day and offer them red clothes and jewelry. Kuber Puja It is a ritualistic ceremony in Hindus in which Kuber, the Lord of wealth and treasures, is worshipped. An idol or image of Kuber is placed in the worshipping arena, along with a chest or a box of jewelry on which a symbol of Swastika is also made. One should evoke the Lord and mediate on his name in order to gain wealth and other materialistic pleasurescan also be included in the rituals in order to gain more wealth. Finally the old account books are closed with the hope of performing better in their businesses in the coming year.

The day marks a new beginning in businesses and financial year and hence is given immense importance. It is the time to start new ventures and grow in the established ones.

Symbolism

People might place a pair of scale, representing balance, in their worshipping arena so that they can balance their earning against their expenditures.

Significance

The day is not only meant to reconcile financial books but also the spiritual books of one’s life. People pray to VishnuVishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
and Lakshmi and seek for their forgiveness for their own past sins. They ask for blessings to lead a happy and prosperous life. They also pray to gain strength and encouragement so that they do not commit evil deeds in future and lead a pure and pious existence.


 



 

 
 
 

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