- ParamPujya Pratahsamaraniya Gurudev Dr. Narayan Dutt Shrimaliji
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Lakshmi puja performed during Diwali
लक्ष्मी पूजा बिधि
लक्ष्मी जीवन का अधर है
एस लिए लक्ष्मी पूजा भी अवसक है
Lakshmi puja is performed during Diwali, the festival of lights. According to tradition people would put small oil lamps outside their homes on Diwali and hope Lakshmi will come to bless them.
Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by those who wish to acquire or to preserve wealth. It is believed that Lakshmi (wealth) goes only to those houses which are clean and where the people are hardworking. She does not visit the places which are unclean/dirty or where the people are lazy.
In the Sri Vaishnava philosophy however, Sri (Lakshmi) is honoured as the "Iswarigm sarva bhootanam" i.e. the Supreme goddess and not just the goddess of wealth. This is an important distinction between Sri Vaishnavism and other materialistic philosophies.
Posted by Mantra Tantra Yantra Vigyan Hirendra Pratap Singh at 11:22 AM