Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu deity worshiped on the Hindu's biggest festival
Diwali, symbolizes wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and
auspiciousness as per the Hindu mythology. The deity is the key to material
fulfillment and contentment. Every year thousands of worshipers pay homage
to the deity on this auspicious day.
Shri is the sacred name of the goddess which carries an underlying current.
It evokes grace, affluence, authority, abundance, holiness & is used
often before starting an auspicious work, such as written on top of
documents, spoken before addressing a god, teacher holy man to name a few.
She embodies the ethereal beauty of nature. Also known as Bhoodevi, the
earth-goddess, Laxmi is the nurturer who bestows power, pleasure and
prosperity on her devotees.
The goddess, like Durga, has eight forms, known as Ashta Lakshmi, commonly
worshiped by Hindus, each bestowing one form of wealth to her devotees.
These are namely : Aadi Lakshmi, Santhana Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Dhana
Lakshmi, Dhaanya Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi, Aiswarya Lakshmi.
The swarna-hasta meaning golden-handed, is the better half of Lord Vishnu.
She showers prosperity in every aspect, be it material or the moral and
ethical values, the nobler aspects of life, the power of the mind and
Diwali is synonymous with “Laxmi Pujan”, since, she brings peace
and prosperity to all. The Devi is worshiped on the night of diwali where
traditional rituals are performed to honor the Goddess. After sunset,
atleast five pieces of ghee diyas (lamps) are lit in front of the deities to
usher in light. She is offered traditional sweets & it is followed by
devotional songs in praise of the deity.
Bahula Thrayodasi / Dhantheran
/ Kali Puja
| Divvela Panduga / Divili
| Deva Divali
| Karthigai Deepam
Bandi Chhor Diwas
| Varsha Pratipada/
Bali Padyam / Bali Pratipada
Yamadwitheya / Bhathru Dwithiya
| Bhathru Dwithiya
| Tulsi Vivah