Four Saturdays in the Purattasi Month is considered very auspicious and that days special prayers are offered to Lord Venkateswara, Navagrahas (Nine Planets) and Lord Shani Bhagwan. According to Vedas, Lord Venkateswara’s divine presence had appeared on the earth in this month and He returned to Vaikundam (heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu) also in the month. Another version says that Lord Shani Bhagwan loses his powers in Purattasi month. So, the adverse aspects of Planet Shani or Saturn cannot create any trouble or problems.
Usually, Saturday worship are auspicious for getting free from evil influences of Shani, it is easy way to please him on this day. Since, Lord Shani loses his powers in Purattasi month; he will not come in the way of worship dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. So, it’s easy to get blessings and grace from Lord in this month. Devotees offer sesame oil lamps and ghee lamps to Lord Shani Dev in this month.
On Saturdays, the two feet symbol of Lord Vishnu (Naamam) is drawn on the forehead of both males and females. Hymns are chanted on Saturdays dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple, Special prayers and pujas are offered to the Lord in Purattasi Month. Large number of devotees visits Lord Venkateswara temples in this month.
Never do these things during Diwali week Even though you should get up early every day, on Diwali day, it is especially auspicious to wake up early, preferably before sunrise those who keep on sleeping till late on Diwali will not be blessed with the divine blessings of Laxmi. Don't keep the house dirty This one is a no-brainer. You should always keep your house clean during the Diwali week. Make sure that your house smells great this Diwali and there is no garbage lying around.
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