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Kadak Lakshmi

Kadak Lakshmi is believed to be a malevolent form of Goddess Lakshmi. She is equated with Alakshmi. She is mainly worshipped at a designated place on the outskirts of the village. She is never given a place inside the village.

She is offered bridal finery, bitter neem leaves, sour and pungent food like lemons and chillies.

She was earlier propitiated with blood. Now instead of blood sacrifice, pumpkins are smeared with turmeric and red kumkum powder. It is then cut to perform symbolic sacrifice.

Kadak Lakshmi is appeased on the outskirts and kept out.