Indians across the country are worshipping Lord Chitragupta Maharaja, the Hindu deity assigned with the task of keeping incomplete records of the actions of human beings and punishing or rewarding them according to their Karma.
By doing Chitragupta Puja, one gets mastery in intelligence, learning and writing. The important thing is that Chitragupta Puja is important for people of the Kayastha community and also for the traders.
Chitragupta Puja Muhurta 2022
Start of Kartik Shukla Dwitiya Tithi: October 26, 03:35 pm
End of Kartik Shukla Dwitiya Tithi: October 27, at 02:12 pm
Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga: October 27, 12:11 pm to October 28 06:30 am
Chitragupta Puja 2022 Auspicious time of day and night
Labh Unnati: 06:29 am to 07:53 am
Amrit-Sarvottam: 07:53 am to 09:17 am
Shubh-Uttam: 10:41 am to 12:05 pm
Labh-Unnati: 04:17 PM to 05:41 PM
Shubh-Uttam: 07:17 PM to 08:53 PM
Amrit-Sarvottam: 08:53 pm to 10:29 pm
Chitragupta Puja is also known as Yama Dwitiya
Chitragupta Puja is performed every year on the day of Bhai Dooj. This day is also known as Yama Dwitiya. According to the Panchang, Puja is also done on the second day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Lord Chitragupta is worshiped on this day. This time Chitragupta Puja is being performed in the morning itself.
Rituals of Chitragupta Puja
Today on Kartik Shukla Dwitiya Tithi, along with Bhai Dooj, Chitragupta Puja is also performed. Chitragupta Puja is a special occasion for the Kayastha community. On this day, new account books, pens and medicine are worshiped along with Chitragupta Maharaj. According to religious beliefs, Chitragupta Maharaj was born from the body of Brahma Dev, hence he is called Kayastha. Upon people’s death, Chitagupta has the task of deciding whether humans go to Swarga or Naraka (heaven or hell), depending on their actions on earth.
Chitragupta Prayer Mantras
Masibhajanamyuktam Dhyayetham Cha Mahabalam
Lekhinipattikahastam Chitraguptam Namamayham
Om Shri Chitraguptay Namah
How to perform Chitragupta Puja ?
1. In the auspicious time, make a square in the east direction and place a Chowki (wooden plank) there.
2. Keep the picture or idol of Chitragupta Maharaj, new pen, medicine and account book on the Chowki.
3. Bath the idol or picture of Chitragupta Maharaj with Panchamrit. Then worship by offering sandalwood, Akshat, flowers, fruits, clothes, incense, lamp, naivedya etc.
4. Keep chanting the mantras at the time of worship. Worship new pen, medicine and account book.