Time: October (5 days after Mahadashami)
Dedicated to: Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, peace &
Lakshmi puja festival falls in the month of October, about 5 days after
Mahadashami. Laxmi Puja of Kolkata India is an important occasion, in
which prayers are offered to Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, peace and
prosperity. The puja of Ma Laxmi gives an opportunity to people to
invite the Goddess of luck and prosperity to their homes. One or two
days before the celebration of the festivity of Laxmi puja, the local
markets of Kolkata are beautifully decorated. The shops get flooded with
the idols of Laxmi seated on a lotus.
Here is provided information on the festival of Ma Laxmi/Lakshmi puja in Calcutta/Kolkata.