Laxmi puja is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth and good fortune, and is performed usually in the evening on Deepavali day. Laxmi Puja 2012 date is November 13. On the day, Laxmi Pooja and Ganesh Puja are performed for attracting spiritual richness and prosperity. Some people also perform Kuber Puja.
It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the Ocean of milk called the Ksheer Sagar during the Samdura Manthan or the churning of the ocean on the Diwali day. Goddess Laxmi is believed to have arrived on the day with wealth and prosperity for living beings.
She is worshipped on Deepavali day in the evening. Goddess Laxmi is believed to visit the homes of devotees on the day. The house and surroundings are kept neat and clean and is well lit to welcome Her. Fresh Rangolis designs are made. The sacred footprints of Goddess Laxmi are drawn on the day in front of houses.