Maa Lakshmi is the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, both
material and spiritual. The word ''Lakshmi'' is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksme, meaning "goal." Lakshmi, therefore, represents the goal of life, which includes worldly as well as spiritual prosperity.
In Hindu mythology, Goddess Lakshmi, also called Shri, is the divine spouse of Lord Vishnu and the Goddess of wealth and fortune. Worhip of Lakshmi indicates an appreciation of prosperity and a sense of responsibility towards it. Depicted an extremely beautiful woman, Lakshmi sits on a lotus. She has lotuses in various stages of bloom in her two hands. And even wears a lotus garland.
The four arms represent the four directions in space and thus symbolize omnipresence and omnipotence of the Goddess.
The puja of Maa idols made in
Parad has significant importance in Lakshmi Puja. Mantra for Lakshmi Puja