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Lakshmi Puja

Oct 2009 (annual)
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth. Every Hindu has a picture of her in their home and the saying "Lakshmi is coming", means money is coming. Lakshmi Puja is celebrated once a year throughout India, just before Diwali.
Devotees change the photographs of the goddess in their home temples and in public temples. Anyone who likes to gamble will know that today is the day to have a flutter. Lakshmi will be behind you - even the poorest believers will, apparently, gamble their last two pennies.

Lakshmi is one of the three most popular Hindu gods, along with Ganesh (the god of good luck, prayed to before any other god is addressed) and Sarswati, the goddess of knowledge and learning.
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