Mother Lakshmi is worshiped every day as part of the Cosmic Puja and recitation of the Chandi Path. As the slayer of the Great Ego and the grantor of the ultimate perfection, Maha Lakshmi occupies the front and centre space upon the Cosmic Altar.
At the Devi Mandir, Lakshmi Puja is celebrated every Fall. For this auspicious occasion, Shree Maa decorates the temple by painting beautiful designs on the temple floor and havankunda with a paste made of rice flour and water. Shree Maa paints images of Lakshmi’s delicate lotus feet and other beautiful designs in order to invoke Lakshmi’s presence.
Many sweets and special foods are prepared to honour the Divine Mother, and Swamiji conducts a very special puja. After the puja, we sing and pray to Lakshmi late into the evening, asking Her to dwell in our hearts and to lead us to the true lakshya of our human birth.