Why do people worship Lord Ganesha and other gods and not just Lord Rama on Diwali? Read on to know which gods are worshipped on Diwali and why.
Lord Ganesha – All rituals begin with the worship of Lord Ganesha on the auspicious day of Diwali.
Lord Rama – As Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14-year exile along with Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman after defeating Ravana. People worship Lord Rama during Diwali.
Lord Krishna – In South India, it is believed that Lord Krishna killed Demon Narakasura on this day depicting the victory of good over evil. Hence, people also worship Lord Krishna on Diwali.
Goddess Lakshmi – Mahalakshmi pujan is the most important ritual for Diwali. People perform puja of Goddess Lakshmi in their homes and shops as she is the Goddess for wealth, prosperity, luck and prosperity. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi appeared on the Diwali day during samudra manthan.
Goddess Kali – Kali Pujan is very prominent in Bengal and eastern parts of India on the day of Diwali.
Lord Kubera – Lord Kuber is the Hindu God of wealth and Kubera, hence people perform puja for him along with Goddess Lakshmi.