Seated on a lotus, Lakṣmi is the embodiment of purity, wealth, humility, charm, beauty, grace, generosity and prosperity. Lakṣmi is consort of Lord Viśṇu and pleads Viśṇu to grant liberation to devotees. She is ever ready to bestow devotees with true happiness. She also teaches us the religious values of life and higher self. Special events in the temple include: Lakṣmi Pūjā during the Divālī (Festival of Lights) during Oct-Nov; worship for nine days during the festival of Navarātri in the Fall season and Śrī Sūkta homa in the Yāgashāla (During the Summer season).