Goddess Lakshmi is one of the most revered & worshipped deities across the globe and one of the Trimurti Godesses alongside Goddess Durga and Goddess Saraswati. Devotees all across the world worship Goddess Lakshmi at home and at temples almost every day, to seek her most auspicious blessings.
Lakshmi is considered to be the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lakshmi Pooja has many benefits for devotees and their families. Generally, the 3rd day of Diwali is celebrated as Lakshmi pujan day where all Indian homes across the globe as well as small & big business enterprises arrange for a pooja to worship & pray to Goddess Lakshmi for wealth, prosperity & well being of their family members which is so essential & common amongst people of varied religions.
Hindu families decorate their homes and offices with flowers and Ashoka, mango and banana leaves on the day of Lakshmi Puja. One should keep a red cloth at the right-hand side on a raised platform and install idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on it after adorning them with silk clothes and jewellery. One should keep a red cloth at the right-hand side on a raised platform and install idols of Goddess. One should prepare nine slots of Akshata (unbroken rice) for installing Navgraha on the white cloth and prepare sixteen slots of wheat or wheat flour on the red cloth. One should perform Lakshmi Puja with full rituals as described on Lakshmi Puja Vidhi. The significance or benefits of performing Lakshmi pooja are as given below:
- Family life becomes more harmonious– To each & every person in the world, their families are the most treasured people. Performing Lakshmi pooja with all the family members creates a sense of harmony & ensures a peaceful environment at home
- Removes obstacles in personal and professional life-We all face hardships in life & on the work front where hardwork alone is no guarantee for a successful life or career. Praying to Goddess Lakshmi brings in a sense of peace and calm in our minds and helps us tackle all problems in our personal & professional life with composure
- Makes one wealthy and financially successful-A major part of Hindu mythology where since Goddess Lakshmi is considered to be the creator of wealth, people worship her on this auspicious day so that the Goddess can bless us prosper in our work life & ensure prosperity amongst all our family memebers
- Reduces negativity in business & at home– Often, pundits recommend performing Lord Ganesh & Lakshmi pooja to people to reduce negativity or ill will created against you due to one’s success at both home & the work front as a way to protect you from one’s critics and help you focus on achieving further happiness & success
It is difficult for people to remember & memorize each & every tradition or even memorize & chant mantras while performing this pooja due to the hectic lives one is accustomed to in today’s modern times. Hence, it is always advisable to hire professional pundits or poojaris from Wedlistings who can help you conduct this auspicious pooja at your home or your work place thereby helping you experience the divinity & calm resulting from this pooja.