Kojagari Lakshmi Puja


Lakshmi Puja is a Bengali festival that is celebrated in every household. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth is worshipped just after Durga Puja. Lakshmi is one of the daughters of Durga who symbolizes wealth, peace and prosperity.

On a full moon night people worship her at their homes and pray for her bessings. All the rites performed during the Lakshmi Puja are followed with utmost care and devotion.

Delicious Bengali Recipes on Lakshmi Puja night are cooked and are then given to Goddess Laxmi as an offering. It is considered that Goddess Lakshmi visits homes of the devotees and blesses them with wealth.

THE MYTH—

Goddess Lakshmi is generally represented as a beautiful golden woman, usually sitting or standing on a lotus, her symbol. She is also known as Sri and attained importance as the consort of Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi has generally been thought to have existed first as the daughter of the sage Bhrigu and to have taken refuge in the ocean of milk during a period when the gods were exiled from their kingdom as a result of a rishi’s curse. She was reborn during the churning of the milk ocean as Lakshmi, one of the fourteen precious things. The Goddess of Wealth, emerged from the ocean forth fully grown and radiant, bearing a lotus in her hand.

Goddess Lakshmi was then married to Vishnu and has a clear share in Vishnu’s activities as preserver, and this reinforces her earlier character as goddess of fortune and giver of wealth.

Lakshmi Puja is a Bengali festival that is celebrated in every household. Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth is worshipped just after Durga Puja. Lakshmi is one of the daughters of Durga who symbolizes wealth, peace and prosperity.

On a full moon night people worship her at their homes and pray for her bessings. All the rites performed during the Lakshmi Puja are followed with utmost care and devotion.

Delicious Bengali Recipes on Lakshmi Puja night are cooked and are then given to Goddess Laxmi as an offering. It is considered that Goddess Lakshmi visits homes of the devotees and blesses them with wealth.

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