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This tradition has been going on for 101 years in Muzaffarpur’s Lakshmi-Ganesh temple, offering 5 quintals of laddus on Diwali.

Muzaffarpur: On the occasion of Diwali on Monday, devotees are engrossed in the worship of Goddesses Lakshmi and Ganesha, with which houses and yards are lit up with lamps. On the occasion of Diwali, there was a crowd of devotees to offer prayers at Maa Mahalakshmi Mandir located at Lakshmi Chowk in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. Pandits offered worship to Mahalakshmi in the presence of temple Acharya Pandit Harikishora Trivedi. Maha Aarti was performed by offering five quintal ghee laddus. After this, a grand pooja was performed. About 1 lakh pilgrims from all corners of the city have reached it.

A tradition since 1921
Acharya of the temple Pandit Harikishore Trivedi said that the Mahalakshmi Ganesh temple located at Lakshmi Chowk in the district has an old history. He said that the worship has been going on since 1921. This year the temple has completed 100 years. Since then, a big pooja is performed in the temple on the day of Diwali. In 1921, the temple resembled a hut. At that time too there was worship. After this, after about 20 years, the dome temple was built. Earlier Diwali worship was done by installing clay idols in this temple, which were immersed after the worship.

The temple was renovated in 2011
The temple was renovated in the year 2011. After which the number of devotees started increasing. Now there is a solid statue. Before the lockdown, 3 quintal laddus were used in the temple. But, this year it was 5 quintal.

1 lakh pilgrims are likely to arrive
On the day of Diwali, worship is performed in the temple with great fanfare. Devotees have started arriving at the temple since morning. According to the temple priest, around 1 lakh pilgrims are expected to arrive here today. After 1 pm the crowd is less.
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Attractive electrical decorations around the temple
In view of Diwali, attractive electrical decorations have been arranged around the temple for a distance of 50 to 60 meters. So that no devotee has to face any kind of trouble. During the special pooja on Diwali, the entire temple complex was resounding with the chants of Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha. People visited and prayed for peace. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshiped on Diwali. By worshiping these deities, people wish for happiness, prosperity and wealth.

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The only Lakshmi-Ganesh temple in North Bihar
This Lakshmi Ganesh temple in Muzaffarpur is the only combined Lakshmi-Ganesh temple in North Bihar. Moreover, there is no common temple of Lakshmi-Ganesh anywhere in the whole of North Bihar. They also enjoy the fair held in the vicinity of the temple.


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