|Observed by||Hindus, Buddhist|
|Type||Hindu, Nepalese and indian|
Lakshmi Puja is a Hindu religious prayer, sung during the Tihar festival in Nepal. For this prayer, people show reverence to Goddess Lakshmi by decorating their homes, inside and out, with small oil lamps or candles. They pray for prosperity and well being for their families and businesses.
According to legend, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and Vishnu’s wife, visits all her devotees and bestows gifts and blessings upon each of them. To welcome the Goddess, devotees clean their houses, decorate them with finery and lights, and prepare sweet treats and delicacies as offerings. Devotees believe that the happier Lakshmi is with the visit, the more she blesses the family with health and wealth.