Not Many know Goddess Laxmi have a sister, they are two sisters Lakshmi and Daridra.
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth while Daridra is the goddess of poverty. Though they were real sisters, their behaviour towards others and temperament were totally different.
Lakshmi got up early in the morning. She took her bath regularly. She remembered God regularly. She took keen interest in her day-to-day work with a smiling face. She befriended everybody and worked till late at night.
Alaxmi ( Daridra) was very lazy. She got up very late. She did not take her bath. Washing clothes was a rare occasion for her. She was very discourteous. She was as much a flirt and unthoughtful. Cruelty and awe were natural to her. She generally told lies and befooled others. She was always hated by men in the street.
Goddess Lakshmi was very much liked by Lord Vishnu and married happily.
Alaxmi (Daridra )remained alone.One day Lakshmi said to Lord Vishnu “My dear husband, Daridra is my real sister. She is alone. Now she is quite grown up. Please arrange for her marriage.” Lord said, “My love, your worry is justified. But who will accept her in marriage? Her way of living is hated by one and all. She wears shabby clothes and loiters away her time. Even an ordinary man will not take her hand.”
Lakshmi said, “Arrange her marriage with a Rishi. He would not expect much from her because most of his time he would be busy performing religious rites.” Lord agreed. He searched for a suitable match for Daridra. A Rishi agreed to marry her. Most of the Rishi’s disciples were away. He needed someone’s help in performing the ‘Yajna’.
Goddess Lakshmi was happy that a Rishi Uddalak Muni (sage) had accepted her sister’s hand. After performing her marriage, they returned to their kingdom.
After marriage when Uddalak Muni took Daridra to his ashram, she was unable to enter. On this Uddalak asked her the reason. Daridra’s response to his question is beneficial to all of us. Through her answer, we can learn many things about our financial growth and reasons for loss of money
Daridra said that there are specific places where I can enter. These places are unclean houses, houses where people fight and debate all the time, houses where people wear dirty clothes and places where men and women follow non-religious practice. Daridra told Uddalak Muni that houses that are cleaned daily, people wake up before sunrise, where people worship daily and wear clean clothes are the places where she enters.Daridra could not accept Rishi’s way of life. Rishi had to give her up.
Importance of Peepal tree seva on Saturday?
Daridra was badly disappointed. She went to Lakshmi again. She looked very shabby and disorderly. Lakshmi felt pity for her. She said to Vishnu , “Please arrange a suitable abode for her. A woman’s life without a suitable abode is difficult. I knew that habits die hard but she has a right to live in this world.”
Lord accepted Lakshmi’s request. All the three came down to earth together. They spotted out a Peepal tree in a lonely corner. They went to that tree. Lord Vishnu said to Daridra, “You can reside under this tree. This is a lonely place suited to your temperament. You need not clean this place daily. None would visit this place either. You may live as you please.”
Daridra said, “I will be fed up with lonely life. Lonely place is an abode of ghosts. Please do visit me frequently with my sister, Lakshmi.” Lord Vishnu agreed. He gave a word to her that he would visit and stay at the peepal tree on every Saturday alongwith Lakshmi. From that day onwards, people visit Peepal tree on every Saturday. They water it and offer their prayers, knowing well that Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi reside in the tree on Saturdays.
Goddess Daridra asked for more inhabitants than peepal tree and Lord Vishnu then gave Daridra following places
The house where people do not maintain cleanliness, would be the dwelling place for Daridra.
The house having spiky plants.
Places where people eat food during dusk (गॉधुलि बेला) (the time when sun sets filling the sky with red color which onset of sun can bring).
Places where old people get tormented.
Places where sunlight is sparse with improper ventilation.
Places where people do not rise early intentionally.
Places where women get disrespect.
Places where morning and evening prayers never being offered or they are less frequent.
Where women wear dirty clothes and remain unhygienic.
Where food is not cooked with hygiene.
Bring wealth and neutralize poverty
why do we use Lemon and Chilly outside home ?
Alaxmi is believed to likes sour, spicy and pungent food and so she goes in search of it go everywhere, however she runs away from the sweet dishes. Hence lemon and green Chillies are hanged outside the house or shop so that when Alaxmi comes and she get desired food outside home and shop and she return from outside, doesn’t enter premice
To avoid Alaxmi /Daridra we need to do opposite things
- Always keep your premise clean
- don’t put any spiky plant in your surrounding like cactus, peepal, bansai, cotton, mehndi, plant with throns etc
- Don’t eat food during sun set.
- Always respect your parents and elders and every women in your family.
- Ensure that there is enough Sunlight coming to your home with appropriate ventilation. Specially east region if have windows can help in impotentcy/no child birth matter
- Always try to wake up early in the morning and start your day.
- Don’t visit banyan tree at night just light up lamp during sunset and avoid plating the same in the premises of your house.
- Ensure that frequent morning and evening prayers are being offered.
- Wear clean and washed clothes and cook food with proper hygiene.
Alaxmi (Daridra) is ruling deity of Moola Nakshatra in Jyotish shastras, all above remedy in this post are for This deity besides we can recite mantra for blessing and protection – OM ESHTE NIRATE BHAGASTAM JUSHSVA
Laxmi is ruling Deity Utarabhadrapada Nakshatra we can recite Laxmi beej mantra
- ॐ श्रीं श्रीये नम
- ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मीभयो नमः॥
- Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namah॥