DHAKA, Oct 20, 2021 (BSS) - Lakshmi Puja, a religious festival of the
Hindu community, was celebrated today at temples and homes with due religious
fervour and enthusiasm.
The Puja is arranged on the next full-moon night after the end of Durga
Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community. This
full moon night is also called Kojagari Purnima.
According to Hindu scripture, Lakshmi, wife of lord Vishnu, is the goddess
of wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness. She
represents the beautiful and bountiful aspect of nature.
Owl, a predatory and usually nocturnal bird which is traditionally
described as wise, is the carrier of Lakshmi.
She [Lakshmi] bestows power, pleasure and prosperity on those who deserve
her grace. To get her blessings, one must respect the laws of life and
appreciate the wonders of existence.
Hindu devotees kept fasting on the occasion and floor of the homes were
decorated with footprint of Lakshmi and torch lights in the evening. They
worshiped Lakshmi at temples and their homes after taking bath and wearing
new or clean clothes.
The devotees believe that if Lakshi Devi is satisfied in the visit, there
will be no financial problems in the family and happiness and comfort will
In the capital, Lakshmi Puja was performed in Dhakeshwari National Temple,
Ramkrishna Math and Ramkrishna Mission, Shankharibazar, Tantibazar, Sutrapur,
Farashganj, Lakshmibazar, Radhamadhab Bigraha Mandir and Radha Govinda Geo
After worshiping of Goddess Lakhsmi, Anjali was offered at temples and
homes followed by distribution of Prasad.