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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.

Devi Laxmi – The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune

Devi Laxmi

Devi Laxmi – The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune

 

Devi Laxmi worshipped by Millions of devotees across the world on Friday for wealth, good luck and happiness. As per Hindu mythology, Laxmi Devi is the consort of Lord Vishnu. Legend has it that the divine Goddess emerged from the cosmic ocean when the Devas and Asuras churned it for obtaining Amrit. After emerging from the ocean, Goddess Laxmi chose Lord Vishnu as her husband in a swayamwara ceremony.

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.

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.

Important Temples Dedicated to Goddess Laxmi

There are a number of temples dedicated to Laxmi Devi in India. Some of the most famous Laxmi Devi temples are Mahalaxmi Temple, Kolhapur; Mahalaxmi Temple, Mumbai; Laxmi Devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli, Karnataka; Sripuram golden temple, Tamil Nadu; Laxmi Temple, Khajuraho; Sri Ashtalaxmi temple, Chennai; Goravanahalli Laxmi Temple, Karnataka, Mahalaxmi Temple, Gubbi, Karnataka; Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu and Laxmi Kuberar Temple, Tamil Nadu.

Different Names of Goddess Laxmi

Goddess Laxmi is addressed by a number of names. The most popular ones are Nandini, Mahakanya, Janaranjani, Nityagata, Anantanitya, Swaprakasha swaroopini, Nitya Prakashini, Bhaktanugrahakarini, Mahamaya, Maheshwari, Mahadevi, Shakti, Tripura, Swaprakashatma-roopini, Hamsaa, Vagishwari, Trilochana, Vagdevi, Karali, Vagishwari, Kamakshi, Kamada, Chandika, Tilotamma, Shubha, Chamunda, Chandarupesha, Karalavaktranta and Maharatri.

Welcome Laxmi Devi Home Today

Laxmi Devi

Welcome Laxmi Devi Home Today

Friday is the most auspicious day to worship Goddess Laxmi Devi, the consort of Lord Vishnu and the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Today, devotees welcome the Goddess home with puja and invoke Her blessings. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi enters homes that are clean and tidy; hence, devotees clean their houses before conducting Laxmi puja. Few devotees also worship the broom as it is a symbolic representation of cleanliness.

Puja Essentials

A number of puja items are required for Laxmi puja such as picture or idol of Goddess Laxmi, Kalash, kumkum, haldi, mango leaves, ghee, honey, curd, milk, puja sweets and puffed rice.

Process of Conducting Laxmi Puja

After cleaning their house and taking bath, devotees place a clean cloth at the puja place and make a bed of rice on the cloth. The Kalash is placed on the bed of rice, which is then filled with water. Items such as rice, a clean coin, flowers and betel nuts are then put inside the Kalash.

A small plate is then placed on the Kalash and the idol or photograph of Goddess Laxmi is placed on the small plate. Puja is then conducted by offering flowers, kumkum, haldi and lighting lamps and incense sticks. An abhishekam is done by offering honey, curd, ghee and milk.

After performing the abhishekam, the idol is cleaned with water.  Later flowers, kumkum, sweets, betel nuts, betel leaves and haldi are then offered to the Goddess while chanting the following mantra:

Namosthesthu Maha Maye, Shree padee, sura poojithe, Shanka, Chakra, Gadha hasthe, Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe

Perform Mahalaxmi Puja and Receive  divine blessings.