Mahalakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth and Fortune

Mahalaxmi

Mahalakshmi The Goddess Of Wealth And Good Fortune Dressed in a red sari, decked up with gold ornaments, she is feminine and beautiful, rests on a lotus with two white elephants on her each of her sides that the vision of the Hindu Goddess Laxmi. According to mythological tales, she appeared from the ocean during the famous churning for eternity or Milky-Ocean between the demons and the gods known as Kshir-Sagara. As she came out she chose Lord Vishnu to be her wife. She is also believed to be the elder daughter of Devi Durga and Lord Shiva.

Specifications of worship

Worshiping of Goddess Laxmi has been part of the Indian tradition from the earliest of times. As she represents fertility and is a symbol of material contentment and fulfillment, she is considered to be an important domestic deity in both households and business enterprises alike. The deity is believed to love silent surrounding and all things beautiful and clean. There are Laxmi vrats (fast rituals) and mantras that many perform to please the goddess.

Benefits of worshipping goddess Laxmi

Shri Maha Lakshmi is the deity of wealth, prosperity and good fortune. She is the epithet of love, fertility and beauty. Hindus across all households and commercial institutions worship the goddess to be blessed with good fortunes. It is believed that the goddess is restless, whimsical but compassionate and can bless anyone who treats her well and with true faith. It is for this reason that Hindu households across India have the idol of the deity.

Important Mahalakshmi festival

She is a domestic deity and is worshipped in households across the year. However, on the full moon night following Durga Puja or Dussehra, Hindu households across India invite the goddess to grace their houses or businesses with her grace and fortune. Also, on the Diwali night special puja is performed for the deity, asking for her blessing for the next year.

Those who worship the deity

As she is the goddess of wealth she is worshipped in all Hindu households as the domestic deity. There are many Mahalakshmi temples dotted across India like Maha Laxmi Temple in Mumbai, Sripuram Golden Temple in Vellore and Chaurashi Temple in Himachal Pradesh.