- Lessens stress regarding financial matters.
- Increases financial assets.
- Growth in wealth and prosperity.
- Rise in self- esteem and confidence.
- Eliminates problems and leads to peaceful lives.
Lakshmi is a famous Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, love, beauty, joy and prosperity, and associated with illusion. She is she who leads to one’s goal. She is both the wife and Shakti of Hindu god Vishnu, and together with Parvati and Saraswati, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses, popularly known as Tridevi.
Ashta Lakshmi are the 8 prominent manifestations of Lakshmi that symbolize the 8 sources of wealth. Wealth in the context of Ashta Lakshmi means prosperity, fertility, good fortune or good luck, good health, knowledge, strength, progeny and power.
She is also known as Sri, Narayani, Bhagavati, Padma, Kamala, and Vaishnavi. She is depicted in Indian art as an elegantly dressed, prosperity-showering, fair or golden colored woman with an owl as her vehicle, which signifies the importance of economic activity in maintenance of life, her ability to move, work and prevail in confusing darkness.
She usually stands or sits on a fully blooming lotus, while holding a lotus in her hand. It symbolizes fortune, self-knowledge, and spiritual liberation. She is typically shown with 4 hands, representing the four aspects of human life important in Hindu culture- Dharma, Kama, Arth, and Moksh.
Kuber, popularly known as Kuvera, Kubera or Kuberan, is a significant Hindu god of wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu culture. He is the Guardian of the North and the protector of the world.
In numerous scriptures, he is represented as the overlord of several semi- divine species and the owner of the treasures of the world. He is depicted as having a plump body, adorned with jewels, and carrying a money pot and a club.
The Lakshmi Kuber Puja is usually held during Diwali. However, it can be done at any given time and muhurat as recommended by booking an online purohit.
Legend Behind the Lakshmi Kuber Puja
During the Samudra Manthan that happened between the gods and demons, Vishnu incarnated as Kurma, the tortoise. On his shell, the Mountain Mandar was placed and his great venom- spewing serpent god Vasuki was wrapped around the mountain to churn the Kshirasagar (Ocean of Milk).
The gods held one side of Vasuki while the demons held another. Along with other celestial treasures, came out Goddess Lakshmi and from then on, she was known to be the daughter of the ocean. In other prominent scriptures, she came out of the ocean during Samudra Manthan, bearing lotus.
She also had along with her the divine cow Kamadhenu, Varuni, Parijat tree, Apsaras, Chandra (the moon), and Dhanvantari with Amrit (nectar of immortality).
When she arrived, she had to choose whose side she’d be taking- the gods or the demons. She chose the Gods and among the 30 gods, she chose Vishnu to be her consort. After that, she was worshipped in all 3 realms- divine, human and underworld.
Kuber was originally described as the chief of evil spirits in Vedic era scriptures, but he was given the god status in Purans and the Hindu epics. Some scriptures and ancient texts describe him as being the original ruler of Sri Lanka as he was the son of Vaishravana, but he was overthrown by his half brother Ravan. He later settled in the city of Alaka in the Himalayas.
He was described by some as being the Lord of Criminals and Thieves, but soon he turned to the Lokpal and the patron of merchants. However, in any and every text, though he is referred to as a demon, he is worshipped and prayers are offered to him at the end of all ritual sacrifices.
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