……when you are worshipping the Gruhalakshmi here. Means the Gruhalakshmi of this house. In the same way in your family also, in your houses you must do Gruhalakshmis’ puja. The woman has to be the Gruhalakshmi herself and then she should be worshipped (…) where the women are respected and worshipped there reside all the deities, but they should be respectable also. If they are not respectable then the deities won’t reside. This is a big responsibility on a Gruhalakshmi to be the spirit so that all the deities are happy in the family, and once she is respected she will try to be respectable also. So the respect of the Gruhalakshmi is very important.
Today we are having this little puja from all the builders who have helped us here with the blessing of Vishnudharma and Brahmadeva. Those who have tried to make this house so beautiful. Also as you know, Blake has described this house which has a special significance and we have to now hand it over to somebody else to the one who will appreciate and respect this house. Who will understand the value and worth of this house and for that we have to pray that it will be sold to such a person who is a person who will be a cogniser, a person who will understand the depth and the aesthetics of this place and the one who will be paying for that, valuing that, so we have to ask for such a blessing.
Of course one should not get attached to anything whatever is created is created. One should never be attached, because we have done this so we should be attached to it. It is not the way it is asahaja….
(An extract from talk of H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi on Shri Gruhalakshmi Puja, Brompton Square , 5th August 1985.)