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CNN celebrates ... Diwali
He says the symmetrical manner in which the statues have been carefully alligned emphasizes an important part of Diwali celebrations.
"[Lakshmi] is worshiped by those who wish to acquire or to preserve wealth. It is believed that (wealth) goes only to those houses which are clean and where the people are hardworking," he says. "She does not visit the places which are unclean/dirty or where the people are lazy.
Idols of Goddess Laxmi on sale for Laxmi puja in Pune Maharashtra,India