Sweeping Out Alakshmi Before Performing Ritualistic Worship Of Lakshmi
Why perform the act of 'sweeping out alakshmi' before performing ritualistic worship of Lakshmi?
'Sweeping out alakshmi' means collecting the dust in the house with a new broom in a pan and throwing it out of the house. Dirt in the house is a symbol of raja-tama attributes. That in which the sattva attribute is low and that from which the chances of deriving chaitanya is 0% is said to be devoid of Lakshmi and is called 'alakshmi'.
Since midnight is the period that generates maximum amount of raja-tama frequencies this act is done to purify the premises and to facilitate the entry of sattva frequencies into it so that after ritualistic worship of Goddess Lakshmi maximum benefit of chaitanya is obtained.'
Food items to be included when offering naivedya to Goddess Lakshmi -
'The naivedya should include cloves, cardamom, milk and sugar. These items are termed as "trigunavatar" (incarnation of three attributes) as they alter the composition of sattva, raja and tama in the embodied soul'.
Benefits of performing ritualistic worship of Goddess Lakshmi -
'On this day frequencies of Devtas Lakshmi and Kuber exist to the extent of 30%. By worshipping both these Devtas on this day, the bhav and devotion of the embodied soul increases and the bhav lasts for 3 hours.'
'The touch of the saviour frequencies of Goddess Lakshmi displace the raja-tama particles within as well as around the body of the embodied soul and help in creating an armour around it.'