Lakshmi (also spelled Laxmi) is the goddess of wealth, beauty, prosperity, strength and wisdom. She is the wife of Lord Vishnu—protector of the world. Her four hands signify four purusharthas (goals of human existence)—dharma (righteousness), kama (wordly desires), artha (wealth and prosperity) and moksha (liberation). Ganesh is revered as the supreme God who removes all obstacles and ensures success in all endeavours. He is worshipped before starting any new venture. Lakshmi and Ganesh are worshipped together daily for overall prosperity and removal of financial difficulties. Their idols is crafted in white metal and placed in a metal chowki (seat).
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