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Why Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped together on Diwali?

Why are Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi worshipped together on Diwali? Has this question ever intrigued you? After all what is the relationships between the two? Logically, the Goddess of wealth - Lakshmi - is worshipped with the God of wisdom- Ganesha - because what good is wealth without wisdom. 


Lord Vishnu asked Goddess Lakshmi "Are you really so happy being you? As a woman, the happiness of becoming a mother is considered supreme. But you have not experienced that ever."


Mythology however has a very interesting story to tell- 

Legend goes that one day Lord Vishnu was irritated by a very pompous behaviour of Goddess Lakshmi. She wouldn't stop singing in her praise as to how she was the best, supreme, the wealth-giver. Lord Vishnu irked by her pompous behaviour then decided to show her how everyone lacked something in their life. Lord Vishnu asked Goddess Lakshmi "Are you really so happy being you? As a woman, the happiness of becoming a mother is considered supreme. But you have not experienced that ever."


But Goddess Parvati knew that Lakshmi never stays at one place (Lakshmi meaning wealth is known to travel from one household to another almost overnight), so she wondered how well she would look after a child.


These words shattered the world of pride that Goddess Lakshmi was residing in. It made Goddess Lakshmi crave for motherhood like never before. Her maternal instincts took over her being and she longed to taste the bitter sweet happiness of being someone's mother. 

Goddess Lakshmi then requested Goddess Parvati to let her adopt one of Parvati’s children – Kartikeya or Ganesha. But Goddess Parvati knew that Lakshmi never stays at one place (Lakshmi meaning wealth is known to travel from one household to another almost overnight), so she wondered how well she would look after a child.

Sensing Goddess Parvati's fear, Goddess Lakshmi made her a promise. She comitted that she would always love the child and the child would be worshipped along with her. Ever since Goddess Lakshmi and her adopted son God Ganesha are worshipped together. Shubh Diwali.

Comments (3)

Ranaut Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Nice story & informative also. Many people don’t know about this.

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Dhianchand Posted on Oct 20, 2017

This is such a valuable piece of information that I was not even aware off

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Swayam Tiwari Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Nice one....I did not know that Ganesh ji is the foster son of Lakshmi ji....

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