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Goddess Lakshmi Lakshmi is the consort of lord Vishnu. She is regarded as the goddess of wealth and fortune. The word ''Lakshmi'' has been derived from the Sanskrit word Lakshay, meaning "aim" or ''goal''. Thus the Goddess suggests all the worldly and spiritual success in life. Lakshmi provides material and spiritual wealth, luxury, fertility, fortune, purity, beauty, power, generosity and auspiciousness to its devotees. Goddess Lakshmi is visualized as a beautiful golden complexioned lady draped...

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What Is Divali

Divali is the festival of light. Hindus offer prayers to Mother Lakshmi the goddess of wealth. Divali project History of Divali What is Divali? Divali is the Hindu festival of light. It is the celebration of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and goodness over evil. Divali is the most important Hindu festival and is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartik. Who celebrates Divali? Divali is celebrated throughout the world mainly by Hindus. However even non-Hindus can partake...

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The Goddess Of Radiance And Beauty: Shri As A Positive Embodiment

positive embodiment In the Vedic religion, women and various objects highlights the basic structures of the Hindu culture. One of the most conspicuous belief in the Vedic religion is the belief in goddesses, specifically of the goddess Lakshmi who is respectfully called by her sacred name Shri. Shri is believed to bring positivity in every aspect of life, economically, socially, and health wise. She is valued by many people including kings in ancient India. In many religions, lotus has...

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house a decorating it with paper cuttings and lights everybody buys new clothes, exchange sweets and make varieties of sweets on diwali. In the evening, people light up earthen lamps and candles to illuminate their houses. Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth are worshipped on Diwali. Children light fire crackers and sparklers in their home. Everyone enjoys this festival very much. It brings joy and happiness to all. Diwali or 'Deepawali'as it is known as, is the festival of...

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Diwali -the Festival of Lights

demon. Diwali is celebrated in five days. The first day of Diwali is called Dhanteras. The second day is called Narak Chatardasi. On this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon and made the world free from fear. The third day is called Diwali. Lakshmi puja is performed on this day. All homes are decorated and lit up by Diyas. The fourth day is called New Year of Bestavarsh. The fifth day is called Bhai Dhooj. It is about brothers and sisters. Diwali is a time for fun and joy. On Diwali kids...

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and apply oil on their scalp and body before taking bath, a ritual known as Tailabhyanjana. In parts of North Karnataka, this is followed by the women of the house performing Aarti on the men. The bursting of the crackers ensues. The next day is Lakshmi mahaapooje on Amavaasye (new-moon day) and then on the fourth day decorating the whole house and especially entrance with flowers and floor decoration to invite Bali to their homes; a special fort-entrance kind of thing is made on the entrances of...

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to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome.[10] Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.[11][12][13] During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. The festival starts with Dhanteras on which most Indian business communities begin their financial year. The second day of the festival is called theNaraka Chaturdasi. Amavasya, the third day of Diwali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth...

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India: A Land Of Festivals And Fairs

after his fourteen-year exile. Diwali or Deepavali means an array of lamps (Deep= Lamp, Vali=Array). Countless flickering oil lamps made of clay and lights are lit in houses all over the country to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. This festival is spread over four days and the worship of Lakshmi is an integral part, as are the fireworks and festivities. Diwali can be thought of loosely as the Indian version of Christmas, in terms of how it is observed. As the brief spring warms the landscape...

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Essay on Diwali

such as lightings, crackers, cleanliness, colorful rangoli making, social gatherings to exchange greetings and sharing sweets with your loved ones. Diwali is a festival filled with spiritualism and religious activities, such as worship of Goddess Lakshmi, worship of Lord Ganesha, worship of Ma Kali, worship of Lord Chitragupta and worship of Govardhan Parvat. Customs of Diwali Many interesting rituals and traditions have been attached to the celebrations of Diwali. It is a five-day long festival...

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Summary Of 'Sita's Ascent' By Draupadi

characters attain some kind of super powers. They displayed or used their super power anywhere and anytime. It is said that Rama is the avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, then definitely He possesses extreme power and Sita is the avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, so she also has superpower. We can see her power when she lifts up the Shiv-Dhanush effortlessly. Devdutt Pattanaik describes: “The bow of Shiva was so heavy that even a dozen men could not pick it up. So, it was hauled on to a cart and taken to...

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