The Festival of Light, Diwali, is also known as the Festival of Wealth. Lakshmi, Ganesha, and Kuber are the three main gods of wealth. It is said that one who gets the blessings of these gods is sure to remain happy and prosperous all life. No wonder, people worship these gods – especially on the occasion of Diwali – and propitiate them to get their blessings.
Lakshmi – The Goddess of Wealth
The Hindu goddess of prosperity, light, knowledge, luck, fertility, kindness and courage Lakshmi is the wife of Vishnu. She wedded Rama as Sita and Krishna as Radha, and later on Rukmini. Lakshmi also represents beauty, elegance and charm.
Mahalakshmi makes her devotees lucky and gives them protection them from all types of troubles and money-related woes. The Vedas describe Mahalakshmi as Lakshyayidhi Lakshmihi which implies that she is the one who has the goal of enriching humanity. Goddess Mahalakshmi is also known as Shri or Thirumagal, the reason being she is gifted with six lucky and heavenly attributes or Gunas, and also because she gives power and strength to even the Master of the Universe – Lord Narayana. READ MORE