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Goddess Saraswati And Lakhsmi Sisters

Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi two of the most popular goddesses in the Hindu religion, and each holds a distinct role and significance. In Bengali Hindu tradition, Goddess Saraswati and Lakshmi are sisters. They are both daughters of primordial Mother Goddess represented by Mother Goddess Durga.

During Durga Puja, Bengalis believe that Goddess Parvati comes to visit her parents with her children Lakshmi, Saraswati, Muruga and Ganesha.

Saraswati: Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, wisdom, arts, music, and learning. She is often depicted with a veena (a musical instrument), a book, and a swan. Saraswati is revered as the embodiment of knowledge and creativity. She is worshipped by students, scholars, artists, and anyone seeking wisdom and understanding. Her festival, known as Saraswati Puja, is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many parts of India, particularly in schools and educational institutions.

Lakshmi: Lakshmi, on the other hand, is the goddess of wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. She is often depicted with lotus flowers, symbolizing purity, and gold coins, signifying wealth. Lakshmi is worshipped by people seeking material and financial success. Her blessings are sought during the festival of Diwali, when lamps are lit to welcome her into homes and businesses.