As per the Hindu culture Goddess Lakshmi is the provider of wealth and prosperity. The Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is performed to have her blessings in the form of wealth. In India this puja is performed in the states of Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and some other parts of western India by Hindus. In these states particularly in Bengal the Durga Puja is considered as a most important festival and after that on the full moon day that is known as Sharad Purnima this puja is performed by the followers of Lakshmi. It is believed that the mother goddess visits the homes of the devotees on this day and bless them with her prosperity. Considering the importance of the same people perform the puja on this auspicious day.
Worship for wealth and prosperity
As the preparation of puja women of the house makes Alpana or Alpona which is a kind of design with various colours. There are a number of designs made which usually demonstrates various religious symbols and other arts but a particular design which is displayed is known as the feet of Goddess Lakshmi. As per the Bengali culture Lakshmi is believed as the daughter of Mother Durga and hence devotees of mother Durga also worship her. There are various ritual performed on this day and in many homes and areas big idols of Mother Lakshmi are also installed. A particular priest or elder is called and he gives various rituals according to which devotees perform puja.
There are a number of items in food, prepared and the market is also flooded with various puja items as well as sweets during these days. In the northern India the same kind of Lakshmi Puja is held on the day of Diwali or Deepawali which is the last day of the year as per the Hindu calendar.