Chopda Puja 2023- Date, Time, Significance, and Rituals

In Gujarat, the Lakshmi puja performed on the occasion of Diwali and it is called Chopda puja. Diwali is considered the most auspicious day to seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity. On the occasion, people, especially businessmen, open their new account books and pray to the Goddess to offer Her grace on the book. The account books in Gujarat are called Chopda and thus the puja is known as Chopda puja. In the modern period of the internet and laptop, many businesses have replaced their account books with finance management software. But this hasn’t changed the significance of Chopda puja and instead of placing the book in front of Maa Lakshmi, people place their laptops. Every other ritual and significance of the puja remains the same. For more information on Chopda Puja 2023 such as its importance, date, time, etc, keep reading this article.

Date of Chopda Puja 2023

Every year, Chopda puja falls on the full moon day (Purnima) of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Ashwin and coincides with the popular Hindu festival of Diwali. In the year 2023, the day falls on Sunday, the 12th of November.

Auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat for Chopda Puja 2023

On the occasion of Chopda Puja, people involved in businesses of any kind offer prayers to seek the blessing of deities to make the coming year profitable. The Choghadiya Muhurat during Chopda puja is considered the most suitable and auspicious time to perform Chopda Puja. The timing for the Chopda puja choghadiya muhurat in 2023 is given below.

  • Afternoon Muhurat (Shubha) – 02:44 PM to 02:47 PM, Nov 12
  • Evening Muhurat (Shubha, Amrita, Chara) – 05:29 PM to 10:26 PM, Nov 12
  • Night Muhurat (Labha) – 01:44 AM to 03:24 AM, Nov 13
  • Early Morning Muhurat (Shubha) – 05:03 AM to 06:42 AM, Nov 13

Significance of Chopda Puja

Chopda puja is considered a day to wrap up the old business account and start a new one after getting it blessed by the deities. It is a belief that performing Chopda Puja can help businesses flourish. The puja performed during the auspicious time on this day, especially the one that falls under Amrit, Shubh, Labha, and Chara muhurat brings maximum blessing. Apart from Gujarat, Chopda Puja is also performed by the Hindu business communities of Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

Chopda Puja Rituals & Celebrations

Chopda Puja is celebrated with great enthusiasm in different states of the country, especially Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.

On this day, businessmen & traders install the idol of Lakshmi & Ganesh in their shops, light a lamp and some incense sticks and offer them flowers and sweets. Then they worship the deities with Vedic mantras and seek the blessings of the Almighty for wealth and prosperity. During the ceremony, people open new account books and ledgers and pray to God to bless them.

They also ask for the new financial year to be fruitful, peaceful & full of happiness and prosperity. They write Shubh (auspicious) and Labh (prosperity) on the top of their account books to invoke Lord Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi. All the previous business accounts are also closed and presented in front of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.

Upcoming Dates for Chopda Puja

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for Chopda Puja for the upcoming 5 years.

Chopda Puja 2024November 1, 2024Friday
Chopda Puja 2025October 21, 2025Tuesday
Chopda Puja 2026November 8, 2026Sunday
Chopda Puja 2027October 29, 2027Friday
Chopda Puja 2028October 17, 2028Tuesday


What items are needed for Chopda Pujan?

Flowers, ladoo, red pen, cash book, rice, paan leaves, aarti thali & panchamrut

What is the best muhurat to perform Chopda Puja?

Any time in the Choghadiya Muhurat is auspicious to perform Chopda Puja.

Which is the last day of the financial year according to the Hindu religion?

Diwali/ Chopda Puja is considered the last day of the financial year in traditional Hindu businesses.

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