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worship and pay homage to Goddess Santoshi and Goddess Vaibhav Lakshmi

ByGlobal Darpan

Jun 16, 2023

Kathmandu :  According to Hindu religious scriptures, each day holds significance. Today is Friday. Hindu devotees worship Goddess Santoshi, Goddess Vaibhav Lakshmi, as well as Goddess Annapurneshwari and Goddess Durga Bhavani on this day.

As mentioned in the religious scriptures, observing a fast and performing worship rituals dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi in a prescribed manner is believed to bring prosperity to one’s life. Fasting individuals are advised to consume chickpeas and jaggery as part of their diet on this day. Avoiding sour food is considered a significant omission during the fast. Additionally, Goddess Annapurneshwari and Goddess Durga Bhavani are also worshipped on this day. Friday is observed religiously with three different types of fasts and worship ceremonies.

The rituals and methods of these fasts may vary. Wearing white clothes is customary on Friday. It is believed that preparing and distributing rice pudding (kheer) to the needy in the household helps in replenishing the family’s treasures. Observing the fast of Goddess Santoshi on Friday is believed to bring happiness, peace, and fulfillment of desires for both men and women.

When afflicted by the planet Venus (Shukra Grah), it is recommended to donate a white horse for peace. Donating colorful clothes, silk fabric, ghee, incense, sugar, cooking oil, sandalwood, and camphor helps in rectifying the adverse effects of Venus.

Donating gemstones associated with Venus also brings benefits. If one is affected by unfavorable planetary conditions related to Venus, observing a fast on Friday is advised.