Religious Tips: Only during these days, the idol of Goddess Lakshmi made of sugarcane can be immersed...
The five-day festival of lights, Diwali, has ended with Bhai Dooj on the last day. In Uttarakhand, on the day of Diwali, an idol of Maa Lakshmi is made from sugarcane and worshiped, but do you know that after Diwali in Kumaon, an idol of Maa Lakshmi made of sugarcane is worshiped? What is done with the idol? Nainital resident Acharya Pandit Prakash Joshi has told the correct way to immerse the idol of Goddess Lakshmi made of sugarcane after Diwali. He said that the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is immersed only after worship at an auspicious time on a special day. Doing this is considered auspicious. Before immersion, the mother is worshiped as per the rituals and then the remains of the idol, sugarcane, etc. are immersed near a water source or in a river or pond.
Prakash Joshi said that sugarcane is considered very sacred in our Sanatan Dharma. This is the reason why the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is made from sugarcane. After Diwali, after the ritual puja, after the festival of Bhai Dooj, the idol of Goddess Lakshmi is immersed in flowing water.
On which day can the idol be immersed?
He further said that after Diwali, it is considered auspicious to immerse the idol of Goddess Lakshmi near a water source on any day except Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Tuesday. He said that just as a daughter is sent off from her in-law's house, people also get emotional at the time of immersion of an idol. Apart from this, in some parts of Devbhoomi, the idol is not immersed but the sugarcane used in making the idol is distributed along with the Prasad.
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