Significance of Goddess Lakshmi in Diwali
Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity. The word
''Lakshmi'' is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksme, meaning "goal."
She is also called "Shri", the female of the Supreme
Being. She is worshipped for promotion, success and personal
.Devi Lakshmi was emerged during the churning of the celestial
milky ocean by the Gods and Demons. Lakshmi chose Vishnu as Her
Consort. Vishnu carried Lakshmi from the ocean into His heaven. Each
time Vishnu descends on earth as an avatar. He is accompanied by an
avatar of Lakshmi. She was born as Sita when Vishnu appeared as
Rama, she was Rukmini when Vishnu appeared as Krishna and she was
Padma when her husband came as Vamana.
Lakshmi Puja is performed for prosperity, material abundance, and
spiritual prosperity. She is worshipped to remove troubles that
prevent us from starting a spiritual path or business.
Hindus worship Goddess Lakshmi in houses and temples by Her
devotees. A special worship is offered to Her annually on the
auspicious day of Diwali, with religious rituals and colorful
ceremonies specifically devoted to Her.
Significance of Ganesha in Diwali
Lord Ganesha is also called the elephant-headed God.He symbolizes
auspiciousness and wisdom.Lord Ganesha is worshipped by the Hindus
Lord ganesha is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is the Lord of
success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshipped
as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. In fact,
Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahma, Vishnu,
Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as
the Panchayatana puja.