Hinduism witnesses all its Gods and Goddesses always living in splendour. As we travel through many a mythological tales, one never witnesses poverty in anyone’s life. The religion and its heritage thus do not believe that money is a sin or ‘Paap’.
We worship the great goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth, fortune & prosperity. In Hinduism, it is believed that wealth is essential to maintain balance in the world. One is supposed to use her or his wealth to serve others and also to have harmony within one’s own family. Unlike many other religions, Hinduism doesn’t discourage accumulation of wealth. But this doesn’t mean the religion advocates greed. The ideal presented to all devotees is that one must use their wealth to preserve and protect Dharma. One shouldn’t do this with any intentions but to serve their purpose in this world.
As long as one isn’t selfish or greedy, and uses the fortunes bestowed on them in the right places, Wealth is considered divine for Hindus! This is severely witnessed at the Kumbh Mela held every year where many come to celebrate, share their riches and soak in the infinite devotion.