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Significance of symbols of Swastika and Maa Lakshami's footprints on Dhan Teras and other Diwali days
Dhan Teras was celebrated in Jaipur with people flocking the shops to buy utensils, jewelary, silver coins and Shub Labh motifs. It is a day of worship of Laxami with Subh Labh symbols.

Near the doors of the houses, on the money chests and lockers people drew the Swastika symbol or foot prints of Goddess Lakshmi enclosed by words Shubh Labh down or across to wish for prosperity. Swastika is considered to be a symbol by the Hindus which is full of positive energy and brings prosperity from all directions.

"In Swastika, the vertical line shows creation of the universe and horizontal line shows the expansion. The symbol is identified with Lord Ganesha, who is the remover of obstacles to bring success and prosperity. When it is used as remembering the Ganesha, two vertical lines with curved endings are drawn on both the sides. These lines are the riddhi and siddhi respectively," said a Vastu expert in Jaipur.

Often on the day of Dhan Teras, Swastika symbol is drawn on the main door of the house as well as commercial establishments with Shubh and Labh written on extreme left and right sides up and down.

Also, devout invite Maa Lakshmi to the house by drawing the rangoli  of the in-coming foot prints of Maa Lakshmi with words Shubh and Labh written on the extreme sides. It is believed that Shubh and Labh both are the sons of Ganesha meaning goodness and benefit or profit respectively.

"From Dhan Teras to main festival of lights drawing Swastika and Maa Laxami's foot prints with words Shubh and Labh bring good luck and prosperity," added Vastu expert.

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