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Lakshmi Pooja - 30 September 2014

Goddess Lakshmi; is the auspicious goddess of wealth and fortune, whether it is material or spiritual. The word ''Lakshmi'' has been derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshay, meaning "aim" or ''goal''. Goddess Lakshmi suggests the aim of life, which includes all worldly and spiritual success. Lakshmi is the divine consort of Lord Vishnu and provides him with wealth for the maintenance and preservation of the creation. Sometimes, Maha Lakshmi is also known as ''Laxmi''.

Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, luxury, fertility, fortune, purity, beauty, power, generosity and auspiciousness. She is claimed to fulfill the promises of material, wealth and contentment. Devotees worship Lakshmi for the well being and prosperity of ther families.

Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra:
"Om Maha Lakshmicha Vidmahe
Vishnu Patnicha Dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat"

Meaning: This is a prayer to the Goddess Lakshmi,
the wife of Lord Vishnu and the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Please accept the prayers of your devotees and provide them with abundance

Words of Wisdom

Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion — at that time I descend Myself.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 7