Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of prosperity and wealth. Diwali is the most important day of LAKSHMI PUJA. This day falls on kartika month in Hindu calendar on an amabasya day (no moon). On this day sun and moon are together (no moon day) in the sign Libra ruled by planet Venus of wealth and prosperity. In Diwali night when sun- the soul, and moon- the mind, meet in the sign of wealth and this occurs only once in a year. Goddess Lakshmi is considered as a beautiful woman of golden complexion, with four hands, sitting or standing on a full-bloomed lotus and holding a lotus bud. It means beauty, purity and fertility. Her four hands represent the four ends of human life. Gold coins are flowing from her hands, it means those who worship her devotedly gain wealth. This is the night of wealth and prosperity hence she is worshippred on this day. This day colloquially known as the “festival of lights”, the end of darkness and entrance to the light — the light that give power to us to commit ourselves to good works, that which brings us wealth and prosperity.
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