October 30, 2016 01:52 PM NPT
NRM Managing Director Binod Raj Gyawali and Director Shova Gyawali perform Laxmi Puja as per the vedic tradition. (Dinesh Gole)
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshiped with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in accordance with time honored tradition. In this regards, Laxmi Puja was performed at the Sundhara-based Central Office of Nepal Republic Media (NRM).
NRM Managing Director Binod Raj Gyawali and Director Shova Gyawali performed the puja as per the vedic tradition. On the occasion, Editor in Chief of Nagarik Daily Gunaraj Luitel, Editor in Chief of Republica Daily Subhash Ghimire and Editor of Shukrabar Weekly Rajan Nepal were also present.
Laxmi Puja or worship to the Goddess of wealth is being celebrated in every household today to mark the third day of the five-day Tihar festival –also known as the festival of lights – by lighting butter lamps and candles inside and outside of the households to light up the path of Goddess Laxmi in order to welcome her.
Nepali Hindus worship Goddess Laxmi and their wealth in the evening today wishing for prosperity.
All the nooks and corners of the house including the courtyard and rooms are illuminated with colorful and decorative lights this evening in the belief that Goddess Laxmi does not visit places that are not properly illuminated, and to please Goddess Laxmi, people light lamps and spend the whole night in vigil.