Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja is popularly celebrated everywhere in the country after Durga Puja. It comes on Sharat Purnima. Lakshmi Devi is the Goddess of prosperity and wealth. She is worshipped by ladies of the house. According to mythology, Goddess Lakshmi is the wife of Lord Narayana, who was told to embark the earth as devotees wish to worship her. She is said to arrive for a day when the devotees try to please her to seek her blessings. She is worshipped with lotus, coin, dhup, dhuna, flowers, and Chandan. Hindu ladies perform a special Lakshmi Puja on every Thursdays. This is regarded as the Vrat, and any person who fulfills this Vrat piously is said to get good results from it.Lakshmi Puja

Goddess Lakshmi is seated in a pink lotus, dressed in heavy ornaments and a red saree. She holds her container of wealth in one hand, and another hand is used for blessings. She is worshipped by all businessmen and tradesperson.

There is another prevalent theory which says that Lakshmi Devi is worshipped along with Lord Ganesha on the day of Diwali. She is the Goddess of prosperity and meant to offer blessings to all her devotees. Objects that are used for Lakshmi puja are- thali, supari, five mango leaf, coconut, uncooked rice, water in the pot, kumkum, ghee, lamps, camphor, agarbatti, dry fruits, silver and gold coins, panchamrita, rose water, sweets and a photo or idol of Lakshmi Devi.

It’s said that she is worshipped for removing all troubles from one’s life. She is inseparable from Lord Vishnu, her husband.  Mythology says that the emergence of Lakshmi Devi occurred from the churning of “Amrita” during the time of Samudra Manthana. She has a twin sister called Alakshmi who is precisely the opposite nature than her. Lakshmi Devi is said to be the daughter of Goddess Durga.