Today being Lakshmi Habba, we were to celebrate it. But we didn't for other reasons.
The one thing that flashes to my mind when one talks about this particular festival is the rendition of Purandara Dasa's verse on the Goddess by the maestro Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. A song from the Kannada film Nodi Swami Naavu Irodhu Heege. Chandana (the Kannada wing of Doordharshan) used to telecast that song as part of an evening programme. I would wait for them to play this song every Lakshmi Puje.