Lakshmi Puja

Lakshmi Puja is the occasion to worship the Goddess Lakshmi, who is believed to shower her blessings for the better wealth, is performed often in the houses of Hindu people in India. Further, Lakshmi Puja is the main event of the festival Diwali (or Deepavali) in North and West India. Although Diwali is celebrated all over India, Lakshmi Puja is the chief event of north and western states of India, on this festival day.

Lakshmi Puja is celebrated on the dark night of Amavasya. It is believed that on this day Lakshmi walks through the green fields and loiters through the bye-lanes and showers her blessings on man for plenty and prosperity.

Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped in her three forms:

  • Mahalakshmi - the Goddess of wealth and money
  • Mahasaraswati - the Goddess of Wisdom
  • Mahakali - Kuber the treasurer of the Gods

Methods to perform Lakshmi Puja