Sri Sri explained the significance of the MahalaxmiHavan which respects the Panch Mahabhuta(five elements) i.e. aakash (ether), vayu (air), agni (fire), jal (water)and prithvi (earth). “We thank Godfor all that is bestowed on us. At times we grudge for not getting everything. Butlike a four or five-year old child pestering for a bike, we cannot get all thatwe desire. God knows the best for us.”
Pointing to the beautiful statue of GoddessMahalaxmi on the stage, Sri Sri explained the importance of the hand gesture ofthe Devi (Goddess): one hand showering blessings and another telling us to thepatient. Sri Sri initiated the puja by asking the devotees to take sankalp (intention) and be in a state ofsamarpan (surrender).