The day of Lakshmi-Puja falls on the dark night of Amavasya. It is a very important occasion for the Hindu religion as Lakshmi also known as Shri, Bhoodevi, Shreedevi, is the goddess of wealth,fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness. All material accepts of the earth belong to her and people pray to her for granting them wealth and success.
Lakshmi was the daughter of the sage Bhrigu who as taking refuge in an ocean of milk. During the churning of the ocean by the goda and demons, lakshimi is said to be born. She is the wife of Lord Vishnu who took her from the ocean to heaven. (more…)