Lakshmi puja is the puja of Goddess Lakshmi performed during Diwali. Diwali is a festival of lights and fireworks. It comes after Durga Puja as the winter sets in India.
Diwali or Deepawali which means rows of lighted lamps is one of the most important festivals of India.
There are different stories behind its celebration. The most popular is that, Ram returned to Ayodhya on this day gaining victory over Ravana. To welcome him in Ayodhya, the people lighted rows of earthen lamps. Others believe that on this night Goddess Lakshmi of wealth and prosperity visits every house. To welcome her home, they show dazzling light throughout the night. Jains say that in the early morning of this day Lord Mahavira attained ‘Moksha’ or ‘salvation’. They show lights in jubilation of this attainment.