Laxmipuja is celebrated on the day of Diwali.

Souvik By Souvik, 12th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The article speaks about the significance of Laxmipuja on the day of Diwali. For bengalies it is also called Alakhipuja.


In India diwali is celebrated as the festival of lights. On the day of Diwali, the Hindus worship Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth.


On the day of the puja, the alpona is given with rice husk on the steps and auspicious places in the house where puja is done.


Different designs are made with rice husk. In some cases khari stone is being used to make the different designs.

Rice husk.

The alpona that is given with rice husk is dried up in the evening and by that time, the white decoration becomes prominent.

Stree Yantra.

The stree yantra is also worshipped on the day of Laxmipuja. It is a piece of crystal which is worshipped along with Laxmi, Ganesha and Saraswati.

14 diyas

The 14 diyas are kept before Goddess Laxmi also on the day of Laxmipuja. The lights are considered pious by Hindus.


Different types of fruits like bananas, apples, custard apples are offered to Goddess Laxmi and the puja is done in the evening.


Flowers are offered to Goddess Laxmi on the day of Laxmipuja. the flowers include marigold and also the tulsi leaves are offered during puja.


The ornaments are placed before Goddess Laxmi during the puja. the significance lies in wealth being multiplied with the blessings of Goddess Laxmi.

Source of images:"The images are taken by the private camera of Dr Souvik Chatterji during Laxmipuja in 2015."


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author avatar Souvik
13th Nov 2015 (#)

Sindoor, kumkum and other things are also given to Goddess Laxmi.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
16th Nov 2015 (#)

Have a blessed and peaceful Diwali!

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author avatar Souvik
16th Nov 2015 (#)

Thanks Fern for the wonderful comments. Happy diwali to you.

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