Laxmi Puja is the Aaradhana of Goddess Maha Laxmi. Devi Laxmi gets
her name from the Sanskrit word Lakshya which means ‘goal’. She is the
Goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity, on a material as well as a
spiritual level. She is the consort of Lord Vishnu and one of the three
Tridevis along with Devi Saraswati and Devi Gauri. She is also referred
to as Adi Parashakti or Param Prakruti.
Significance of Laxmi Puja
Laxmi Maata is an embodiment of power and intelligence as she holds
the abhay mudra and gyaan mudra in her right hands. Her left hands hold
a pot of wealth depicting what she can bestow upon a person. Hence, her
four hands signify dharma, kaama, artha and moksha. One can see her
radiate with a beautiful golden complexion in all her depictions. Being
the Goddess of wealth, she adorns gold ornaments and is draped in a
regal red saree. She is always accompanied by an elephant on each side,
spraying water, which denotes purity, wisdom and a force of spiritual
Laxmi is commonly worshipped on the Amavasya night on Diwali. Another
common Laxmi Puja is known as the Ashta Laxmi Puja. This Puja refers to
praying to the eight divine forms of Devi Laxmi. Apart from this, Maha
Laxmi is also worshipped during Navratri on the 4th, 5th and 6th Day
which are dedicated to her. The prayers are meant to invoke Laxmi
Maata’s blessings so as to heal people from financial troubles and/or
bless them with the right and ethical knowledge.
Benefits of Performing a Laxmi Puja
Any Laxmi Puja which is done with complete devotion blesses the
believer with material and spiritual riches, removes obstacles and
provides fulfillment in the different areas in life. Praying to each of
the Ashta Laxmi provides specific benefits or reliefs like -
More often than not, Satyanarayan Puja is performed either when we
are looking to fulfill a desire or when the desire is fulfilled with the
Lord’s blessings,; It is at this point that the Puja is performed to
offer our gratitude.
Prayers to Devi Dhan Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with money and
Prayers to Devi Gaja Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with mobile
properties i.e. vehicles.
Prayers to Devi Adi Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with endless
Prayers to Devi Vijay Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with victory and
Prayers to Devi Dhairya Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with patience
Prayers to Devi Dhaanya Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with food,
nourishment and health.
Prayers to Devi Vidya Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with knowledge.
Prayers to Devi Santan Lakshmi – Devotee is blessed with children
Thus, performing a Laxmi Puja helps protect a true devotee from
failures, poverty, hunger, debts, loss of wealth and financial crunches
Occasions to Perform a Laxmi Puja
One of the biggest Laxmi Puja is done on Diwali night.
Also one can perform an Ashta Laxmi Puja after deciding on the right
Maa Laxmi is also worshipped during the Navratris as Durga Lakshmi.
Apart from that people pray to her during the fortnight-long
Mahalaxmi Vrat that falls in August-September. One can observe a Laxmi
Vrat every Friday or even pray to her every day as the case may be!
Laxmi Puja Vidhi
One should place the murti or picture of Devi Laxmi on a wooden
plank known as chauki.
Before placing the murti or picture, cover the chauki with a clean
Devi Laxmi should then be adorned with a red and gold dupatta.
Place a handful of rice on the North East side of the place of the
Puja and place a copper Kalash on it. The Kalash should contain water
and a few coins. It should then be covered using 5 mango leaves and a
coconut. The coconut should be wrapped in a red cloth. The Kalash should
be decorated using swastikas made out of a paste of kumkum and water.
Light diyas and agarbattis.
Offer bhog Prasad along with fruits to Laxmi Maata.
Then offer flowers at the feet of Maa Laxmi.
One can also tie a thread around their wrist that has 16 knots.
One should then sing Maata’s Aartis and chant her mantras 108 times
with a rosary.
Mantras to Chant During Laxmi Puja
Om Hreem Shreem Laxmibhayo Namaha|
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed|
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalaxmaye Namaha||
Om Shree Mahalaxmyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi
Tanno Laxmi Prachodayat||
Om Shring Hring Kling Tribhuvan Mahalakshmyai Asmaakam