Why do we worship Ganesh and Laxmi on Diwali? This fact will shock you

Diwali (Laxmi Puja) is a harvest festival and an important religious festival for Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs. It is a holiday celebrated all over the world, but it started in India. Moreover, people who are not Hindu, Jain, or Sikh also celebrate this festival in India and other places in South Asia. The name Diwali (Deepavali) is derived from a Sanskrit word that means “row of lit lamps“. The festival owes its name to the rows of Avali (clay lamps) or Diya (Deepa) light by Indians in their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects us from the spiritual darkness. So, here in this blog, we will try to answer you why do we worship Ganesh and Laxmi on Diwali and some other facts related to it.

Diwali 2021 week dates:

Wondering that what is Diwali festival week? We will get you through. Diwali is a five-day festival whose climax is celebrated on the third day which coincides with the darkest night of the lunar month. And hence called Diwali festival week.

1. Dhanteras 2021: 02-Nov-2021

2. Choti Diwali 2021: 03-Nov-2021

3. Diwali 2021: 04-Nov-2021

4. Bhai Dooj: 06-Nov-2021

Why do we celebrate Diwali?

Each region of India has its own tradition of celebrating the festival. But, everyone agrees that the fest represents the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness, of wisdom over ignorance. Moreover, this triumph is linked to the ancient legend of Lord Rama, who was stripped of his kingdom and exiled for 14 years. The festival celebrates its eventual defeat against the evil spirit of Ravana and its triumphant return to its kingdom. Above all, it is the display of joy by the people on the eve of the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile.

Diya lightning in diwali

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Why do people worship Lord Ganesh and goddess Laxmi and not Rama?

We know, you might have wondered many times about the question that why don’t we worship Lord Rama? instead, worship Lord Ganesha and goddess Laxmi?

So, here we will make everything crystal clear for you.

There is a mention of the story in Veda (Hindu religious textbook) that describes one of the reasons behind the worship of Ganesha and Laxmi. The story goes on like this:

A poor Brahmin used to live in village. Because of his poverty he used to be sad. One day a priest came to him and adviced him to worship Goddess Laxmi in order to gain wealth. As, in Kali-yuga where Raj Gun is prevalent and people wish for wealth and prosperity, than anything else. Worshipping Goddess of wealth (Laxmi) makes more sense. Apart from this, it is believed that Lord Vishnu who is all mighty, sleeps during the Diwali time. So, it is better to please goddess Laxmi on this occassion.

So Why we worship Laxmi and Ganesh together?

Suppose, a person gets 1 crore rupees, but he does not have the knowledge of managing finance. And also, he does not have the wisdom to use it in the right way. For how long will that amount be sustained? You are right! For a very short period of time.

Similarly, when you worship the Goddess of wealth Laxmi. You are supposed to worship Lord Ganesha who is also known for his wisdom and intelligence. So, in order to get wealth and intelligence(to use that wealth), Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi are worshiped on the auspicious day of Diwali.

Laxmi-Ganesh on diwali

So, these were the reason why Laxmi-Ganesh are worshipped in Diwali. We hope you get your answers. However, if we missed any points, Do comment. And if, you have any questions regarding this feel free to ask! We will get back to you in no time.

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