Lakshmi

Hindu goddess of wealth, love, prosperity

Lakshmi is the goddess of money, wisdom and good luck in Hinduism. Most Hindus pray to her on Diwali, which is a festival in India. She is regarded as an equivalent goddess of Emoinu, her Meitei counterpart.

Lakshmi
Mother Goddess,
Goddess of Fortune, Wealth, Love, Prosperity, Joy, Beauty[1] and Maya
Member of Tridevi
painting
Raja Ravi Varma's Gaja Lakshmi
Other namesSri, Narayani, Bhagavati, Padma, Kamala, Vaishnavi
AffiliationDevi,Adi parashakti,Tridevi, Ashta Lakshmi, Durga
AbodeVaikuntha, Manidvipa
Mantra।।ॐ श्रीं श्रियें नमः ।।
SymbolsPadma (Lotus), gold, coins, elephants
MountOwl and Elephant
FestivalsDiwali (Lakshmi Puja), Navratri, Sharad Purnima, Varalakshmi Vratam
Personal information
ConsortVishnu
Childrenkamdeva
SiblingsJyestha or Alakshmi

Lakshmi has four arms, fair skin and sits on a lotus flower and is normally surrounded by elephants. She is covered in jewellery.

She also has several avatars (means a god coming to the earth in the form of a human being or in any other form). Her husband is the Hindu god Vishnu but her other avatars are usually married to Vishnu's avatars:

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Further readingEdit

  • Hindu Goddesses: Vision of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Traditions (ISBN 81-208-0379-5) by David Kinsley
  • Lakshmi Puja and Thousand Names (ISBN 1-887472-84-3) by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

ReferencesEdit

  1. lakṣmī Archived 20 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Monier-Williams' Sanskrit–English Dictionary, University of Washington Archives

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