It is common to venerate both Goddess Lakshmi and Shri Ganesha on Diwali. Goddess Lakshmi is regarded as the Deity of wealth, prosperity, elegance, and success (both worldly and metaphysical), whilst Lord Ganesha is renowned as the remover of impediments, benefactor of the arts and the sciences, and the 'Deva' of wisdom and intelligence. People idolize these two deities with each other to attract wealth and intellect into their existence. Diwali isn't an exception, as no celebration is perfect without invoking Lord Ganesha. Ganesha is regarded as the conqueror of all limitations. As a consequence, He is venerated first in order to eradicate any obstacles to our development. There is an interesting legend behind why Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped with Lord Ganesha.
The Story behind worshiping the two deities together
Conforming to the legends, Goddess Lakshmi once grew egotistical about Her power and affluence. The majority of the admirable qualities present in the cosmos emanate through her. She is the wellspring of all the riches. She is strength and power, wordly affluence, physical wellbeing, attractiveness, and elegance. She symbolizes intellectual peace, happiness, a positive outlook, and feeling of calmness. On a higher plane, she symbolizes all of the spiritual qualities or siddhas, such as humility, compassion, concentration, and selfless sacrifice. She continued glorifying Herself throughout a conversation with Her husband, Lord Vishnu, claiming because She's the only one deserving of praise. She is the individual who bequeaths wealth and prosperity on anyone and everyone. Lord Vishnu sought to eliminate Her vanity after witnessing Her egotistical nature. Lord Vishnu remarked gently that although a woman achieves every one of the qualities, she remains imperfect when she does not bear children. Motherhood is the ultimate pleasure a woman can have, and since Lakshmi did not have any children, she was unable to be deemed complete. Goddess Lakshmi was extremely disappointed once she discovered this.
Goddess Lakshmi turned to Goddess Parvati seeking assistance. Because Parvati had 2 sons, she begged that the Goddess permit Her to foster one among Her sons so that she could experience the pleasure of maternity. Parvati was apprehensive about allowing Lakshmi to raise Her son since Lakshmi is infamous for traveling around frequently. As a consequence, she would find it difficult to provide for Her son. But Lakshmi guaranteed her she would care for Her baby in each and every way possible and shower Him with happiness. Sensing Lakshmi's suffering, Goddess Parvati allowed Her to raise Ganesha as Her son. Goddess Lakshmi was delighted and announced that She was going to bestow the entirety of Her accomplishments and wealth on Ganesha. Individuals seeking Lakshmi's graces for riches would be required to first appease Ganesha. Those few who revere Lakshmi with the exception of Ganesha are unlikely to be rewarded by the Goddess. As a consequence, Lakshmi has always been worshiped besides Ganesha on Diwali. Acquiring riches sans intelligence would only contribute to mishandling of the riches. As a consequence, one needs to first acquire the intelligence to invest one's wealth sensibly. As a consequence, Lakshmi and Ganesha are both revered jointly. The bond involving the Devi and Shri Ganesha resembles that of a mother-son relationship. The husband must always remain to the right of the wife, as per Hindu traditions. Lord Ganesha's exact position is to the left of Devi Lakshmi since he is the adopted child of Lakshmi.
Q1. What is the relationship between Lakshmi and her husband, Lord Vishnu?
She is the consort of Vishnu, a member of the Hindu pantheon's three deities, and she provides him with the feminine energy (shakti) he requires to maintain the world in equilibrium.
Q2. How does Lord Ganesha bring great luck?
Lord Ganesha is believed to provide good fortune and is therefore revered before commencing something innovative.
Q3. Which type of Ganesha
idol is good for home?
Vastu recommends Ganesha idols
as follows: For Good luck and energy:
Idol of peepal, mango, and neem - Fame
Silver Ganesha - Removal of Vastu Dosh
Crystal - Auspiciousness and Good Luck
Turmeric idol - Newlywed Couples starting families and luck
Ganpati - Joy and Prosperity
- Long life, Good Health, and success
Wooden Ganapati - Attracts good vibes and energy
Cow Dung Ganesha Regularly worshiping the idols of
Ganesha would immensely benefit the devotees for above-mentioned booms.
Q4. How to use Lakshmi Kubera
During the auspicious day of Diwali and Dhanteras or
the photo/idol of Lord
Kubera and Goddess
Lakshmi is placed on the puja platform, and the sign of Swastik is drawn on
the chest (Tijori) or business book. Then deities are invoked by offering
flowers, Chandan, Akshata, Dhoop, Deep, and Naivedhya while chanting Lord
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं श्रीं क्लीं वित्तेश्वराय नमः॥ ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं क्रीं श्रीं कुबेराय अष्ट–लक्ष्मी मम गृहे धनं पुरय पुरय नमः॥
Usually, a set of 108 coins of Lakshmi-Kubera
is kept for offering puja and chanting Lakshmi mantras / Ashtotharas, instead
of using flowers. These coins would stay for life and would become more and
more powerful with their repeated puja in attracting wealth and prosperity.
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