10 Nov, 2023
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The festival of lights Deepawali is one of the biggest festivals in India. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated during the Amavasya of the Kartik month. The festival symbolises the victory of light over darkness. As per the Hindu epic Ramayana, Diwali marks the victory of Lord Rama over evil as he defeated King Ravana and returned to his homeland Ayodhya along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman after spending 14 years in exile.

Lakshmi is considered as the consort of God Vishnu. In Hindu Bengali culture Lakshmi is considered as the daughter of Goddess Durga. She is also considered to be Goddes of prosperity and good fortune. Lakshmi pooja is done during Diwali by the Hindus which falls on Amavasya (new moon day)in the month of Kartik in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar.

It is believed that on this day through Lakshmi Pooja, the Goddess is invoked by a devotee to invite prosperity, wealth and abundance. The house is spring cleaned and decorated with fineries, earthen lamps and every corner of the house is well lit and many delicacies and sweets are prepared for the pooja.