Kojagari Lakshmi Puja

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja lokkhi

The beginning of cold season Sharad Ritu of the year is marked with this day. Being the full moon day it is said that the Amrit of life is showered on all the living beings of the earth on this day of Sharad Purnima. As just before this day the monsoon ends and moon appears to be very bright, a change of season is marked. A special calmness, cheerfulness and enjoyment seems to be showered by the moon on this night. And the believe not to sleep the whole night and spend night singing, playing games and doing other activities and amusements.

Sweet dish made of boiling milk and mixed with rice is cooked adding sugar and dry fruit to it is called as Kheer and is offered to God. Some people do not see the moon directly they see the moon in boiling milk filled in a vessel. For the improvement of the eye sight people thread the needle under the rays of the full moon. The prepared Kheer is placed in the moonlight out in the night and as Parsad it is distributed on the next day, it is a common practice. Some use poha Rice Flakes and sweets also for the same. 

It has also a medical significance as Earth and Moon are closer on the night of Sharad Purnima as the rays of the moon have nourishing and curative properties for the body and soul by keeping food under moonlight directly.

Lakshmi Puja is the worship of Goddess of wealth, fortune and abundance whose image is found in every home. The goddess Lakshmi is identified with prosperity or abundance. It is also the goddess also of purity and holiness, as well as the Brahma vidya divine knowledge; it is to her that we turn to ask for happiness in family, friends, marriage, children, food and wealth, beauty and health.

Mahalakshmi is also bringer of wealth and spiritual gifts as you are associated with intelligence, enlightenment and inner awakening said of her being more radiant gold, shining like the moon, and even brilliant as the sun and shining like fire. The goddess is represented as a beautiful woman of golden complexion, with four arms as Vishnu's consort, sitting or standing on a lotus, with a lotus or between hands.

Her hands are adorned with jewels and so you experience: an offering blessings and give support is based on the woman now in its deepest character, is her growing children, she is in charge of relations in the family bringing peace. Another hand spreads donating money welfare and economic stability if you cannot meet their basic needs are not able to pay attention on the Spirit; have money, but it means to be stingy if she does not spend on others to give them protection demonstrating generosity. The other two hands hold a lotus flower, call Mother Earth, as well as being delicate, colorful, fragrant, feed on insects ugliest offering them shelter, and thus represent love and hospitality.

Cascades of gold coins flowing from one of her hands or sometimes by holding a cup in hand suggest its connection with the ancient Mother Goddess, whose main attribute was plenty. Her clothes are embroidered in gold and red, and red and gold are also the colors of the robes of Indian brides, which symbolize prosperity and action.

Lakshmi is the active energy of Vishnu, that Hinduism has female character rather than male. Both govern the scope of the virtues of the energies that fuel and maintain the existence and the energies of purity and knowledge. Her images are also characterized by the presence of water courses and two or more elephants, which symbolize among other things, the unremitting efforts, in accordance with their own dharma and inspired by the wisdom and higher purity, leads to both material and spiritual prosperity. 

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  1. I love her beautiful bangels and the fresh flowers! Great detail photo!

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