Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and good fortune, is the wife of Vishnu. She is said to have taken on different forms in order to be with him in each of his incarnations. According to the most widely received account of Lakshmi’s birth, she rose from the churning of the ocean of milk, seated on a lotus and holding another blossom in her hand. Controversy arose between the gods and demons over possession of her.
Lakshmi is one of the most popular Hindu goddesses and is worshipped by many on Deepavali, also known as the festival of lights. The festival usually falls in October or November and celebrates the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.
Hindus across the globe prepare for the festival of Deepavali by cleaning and renovating their homes and workplaces. On the night of Deepavali, they adorn new clothes and light up diyas (lamps and candles) both inside and outside their homes. The puja (prayer) is conducted as a family, typically to Lakshmi. Post the Lakshmi Puja, there is a display of fireworks, followed by a feast that includes mithai (sweets) and an exchange of gifts between family members, close friends, and acquaintances.
Deepavali is a very important festival for Hindus, as it is dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of auspiciousness, wealth and prosperity. This festival is considered by Hindus to be one of the most important and joyous festivals of the year, and it is a major shopping period for many people.
Purchase a ticket below and join us in creating next year’s prosperity. We will speak about wealth and meditate in order to allow Lakshmi to make the necessary changes in ourselves. After our mediation we will create prosperity candles, to light our way toward an abundant year.
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