In the traditional Hindu businesses, Diwali is considered to be the last day of the financial year. Celebrate Diwali 2017 in the most humble way this year by doing something unique and worthy for someone in need.
Therefore, Chopda Pujan is performed on this day on the new account books. Chopda Pujan is also termed as Muhurat Puja.
CHOPDA PUJAN 2017 - OCTOBER 19th
On this day, Businessmen perform Puja on their account books and start writing their new accounts in these books from this day onwards.
Chopda Pujan is not only performed on the account books but also on the spiritual books.
During the Chopda Pujan ceremony, new account books and ledgers are opened by the mercantile community which is followed by a special prayer before the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi to seek their blessings.
With Chopda Pujan, it is established that the coming year will be fruitful and there will peace & happiness throughout the world.
In the states of Rajasthan, Gujrat and Maharashtra, Diwali marks the beginning of a new business year.
Therefore, all the previous business accounts are closed and are presented in front of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.