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04 2013

Lakshmi Puja


It was Sunday yesterday, but I had work. On the way home, I stopped by at an Indian and Nepalese restaurant near the office for dinner, and I found something that wasn’t usual was going on there.

It was a religious festival in India and Nepal called Lakshmi Puja. Lakshmi is the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity, and the embodiment of beauty. The Goddess has been introduced into Japanese Buddhism and well known as Kisshoten. According to Indian calendar, the festival is held at this time of the year. People have a monk (the man in the opening photo is a monk) at home and offer prayers in hope of their future, to be specific, gainings.

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Left:Lakshmi ラクシュミー Right: Kisshoten吉祥天

I asked an owner of the restaurant about the festival and got involved in it before I knew what was happening. Following their manners, I drunk coconut milk, sprinkled some kind of liquid, and got an Indian forehead decoration.

Well, I’m immune from big money, so I wish it'll bring me a bit of fate.

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