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Why Goddess Lakshmi is Worshipped on Diwali

Why Goddess Lakshmi is Worshipped on Diwali

O Divine Holy mother, you are the one who gives me all success and wisdom.
You bless me with all the worldly pleasures, wealth and prosperity.
 Your magical aura graces me with all the freedom and happiness. 
My mother, I surrender myself to you for your grace.

goddess lakshmi Lakshmi: The Goddess of Fortune

Diwali or Deepawali is around the corner. This year Diwali date is on 27 October 2019. This Deepavali is dear to Hindus. The excitement and happiness during this festive season are unmatchable. You can see everybody coming out and celebrating this on a grand scale. The festival is known as the “Festival of Lights”. The occasion occurs every year in the new moon of October or November. The day marks as the ending of the year and the beginning of a fresh start. There is no better day than this day to worship the Goddess Lakshmi, the holy mother of the universe. 

The importance of Goddess Lakshmi is undoubtedly very high in her devotees. She is the divine power that runs our world. According to the Hindu belief system, Goddess Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth, richness, fortune, prosperity luxury, power and an epitome of beauty. The Goddess is said to be the wife of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is the preserver and the Goddess is the Mother Nature. 
With the grace and blessings of this divine force, the devotees get immediate relief from the financial problems. It will elevate you from your sorrows and tough times related to money matters. She is famously known as the “Mother of the Whole Universe”.

By chanting the following Beej Mantra continuously and regularly it is believed that you will welcome financial rise and fortune in life.
Om Mahalakshmi Namah
Om Gajalakshmi Namah
Om Jyayalakshmi Namah
Om Thana Lakshmi Namah
Om Santana Lakshmi Namah
Om Seetha Lakshmi Namah
Om Thaireya Lakshmi Namah
Om Thannya Lakshmi Namah
Om Vidya Lakshmi Namah
Om Maha Vishnu Mahalakshmi Namah

deepawali How Lakshmi was Born?

O Mother Supreme your art does not have a beginning or end. Your art is the primal power.

Your art is born out of Yogic practice and manifested through Yoga.

O Mother auspicious, I bow to thee.

She is the personification of prosperity, abundance, wealth and luxury. Her birth can be traced in the Mahabharta where it is mentioned that Maa Lakshmi originated while stirring of the milky ocean (Samudra Manthan). She came out from the milky ocean wrapped all in white. Her aura was so radiant and pure that she is even called as “daughter of the sea of milk”. 
At that moment she decided Lord Vishnu as her consort. She is the wife and energy (Shakti) of the deity. The Goddess loves the lotus flower and is also referred to as the Lotus Goddess. Lord Vishnu took so many avatars (manifestations) to protect this earth from evil and so does her wife did. When he came as Rama, she was her Sita. When he came as Parshurama, she came as Dharani. Likewise, for Krishna, she was Rukmini and for Hari, she was the Padma.

astrology Importance of Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali

There might be a question in your mind that why people worship Lakshmi and Ganesha during Diwali? To answer this, let me tell you, it is the most pivotal thing to do in this joyous festival. The Goddess is the giver of fortune, wealth and beauty while Lord Ganesha blesses its devotees with an obstacle-free life. He is the “Deva” of high intellect and wisdom. Wealth is of no use when you don’t have the intellect to utilize it. Worshipping these two assures that you are going to attain richness along with genuine intelligence. There is a tradition to invoke Lord Ganesh before any holy ceremony. So worshipping him in this holy and pious festival cannot be ignored. He is the one who removes all the obstacles from our lives. Therefore, it is obvious to seek his blessings for a hurdle free development and success. 

Mahalakshmi is the ultimate source of wealth and prosperity. She is the highest form of FORTUNE. It is said that during the night of Diwali, Goddess Mahalakshmi comes and visit every home and grants wealth and prosperity in abundance. Okay, that is the good part but the question remains the same as to why both Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped in Diwali? Well! There is a very interesting story behind this.

diwaliThe story behind Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh during Diwali

With context to ancient scriptures and holy books, once Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi were spending time and having a conversation with each other. At that point of time, the Goddess grew arrogant and proclaimed that she is the only deity who is worthy of worship among all the other deities. She continued saying that only she has the power to grant people with wealth, fortune and prosperity. This arrogance was growing with every sentence and finally Lord Vishnu decided to take away this ruthless behavior from her. Lord Vishnu said to her “My Dear despite having all the worthy qualities, you are a woman and a woman is incomplete if she does not bear a child”. Hearing this she felt very bad and hurt. Lord Vishnu continued by saying, “Motherhood is the highest form of love and the joy it brings is unmatchable. Since you don’t have any children; you cannot call yourself as complete”. 

Upon hearing the Goddess became very upset. She became very quiet. She went to Goddess Parvati and pleaded her to lessen up her sorrow. Since Parvati had two sons, she requested her to let her adopt one of the sons. Goddess Lakshmi said, “I humbly plead you to let me adopt one of your sons so that I can feel the joy and happiness of being a mother. There was a problem in doing this. Goddess Parvati knew that Goddess Lakshmi has the tendency of not staying in a particular place for a long time. She is prone to move to another place after some time. This was the major concern for Parvati as a mother. But Goddess Lakshmi assured her that she will take care of the son and will do the best of her abilities to nurture him as a loving child. 

With the continuous requests, Parvati finally agreed to let her take and adopt lord Ganesha as his son. She understood the pain of Lakshmi and grants her the joy of being a mother. Lakshmi’s joy knew no bounds. She was ecstatic and resolved to bestow Ganesha with all her achievements and blessings. From then, it becomes mandatory to worship Lord Ganesha before Lakshmi. Those who will worship and pray before Lakshmi have to worship Ganesha first. If you worship the Goddess without Ganesha, you will not get the grace and blessings of the Goddess. Therefore, Lakshmi is always worshipped along with Ganesha on the occasion of Deepawali celebrations. 
Also if you will attain wealth without having the right wisdom, the money will not be of any use. If you have the right intellect, you will always magnify your riches. So seek the dual blessings of the mother-son duo and let the intelligence lead your wealth first. 
Let the lights and glittering shine brings abundance, fortune, luck and prosperity in your life. Celebrate this divine festival of lights and happiness in a traditional way. Get the blessings of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi to ensure all the blessings of the duo for you and your family members. This Diwali lock the grace with Deepawali Celebration and Mahalakshmi Yagna. 

To invoke the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, become a part of the pious ceremony that takes place on the day of Deepawali to greet and please the arrival of the goddess of wealth in your house.  Become a part of this Deepawali celebration and ensure overall success and prosperity.