Laxmi.. the goddess of wealth.The bengalis, the people worship her for wealth.. for happiness, contentness in life.. And if you ask why wealth, its simply because “Wealth is not everything, but a must need..”
From the morning, rather yesterday the elders remain busy in marketting , buying the required things needed for the puja…Then the day of puja comes…. The most interesting thing which I find in Laxmi puja is the “alpona-session”..In this, all you have to do is to sketch footprints of the goddess… Sounding pretty easy?? haan? ..but I tried many time but everytime i screwed it.. Thereafter, mom doesn’t let me touch “kharimati”( by which ‘alpona’ is designed)…lol..
In the afternoon, the elder women get dressed in red bordered white sarees( I love that look) & sit together for the fruit-cutting session…:).. kudos to them!!…How can they sit at the same place for hours??… Next comes ‘anjali’… then ‘sinni-session’- its a mixture of fruits , milk, sugar & many more…& It tastes awesome…
Left-Thats kharimati…Right-That’s a ‘pradip’..
On a whole… maa Laxmi , the daughter of Durga comes on earth just after Durga pujo to freshen the environment of festivals .. give everyone the feeling of not being upset & whispers in our ears, the ‘festival of lights’ is knocking at the door…!!