Hindu goddess of wealth, love, prosperity
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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.

Mother Goddess,
Goddess of Fortune, Wealth, Love, Prosperity, Joy, Beauty[1] and Maya
Member of Tridevi
Lakshmi by Raja Ravi Varma
Other namesSri, Narayani, Bhagavati, Padma, Kamala, Vaishnavi
AffiliationDevi,Adi parashakti,Tridevi, Ashta Lakshmi, Durga
AbodeVaikuntha, Manidvipa
Mantra।।ॐ श्रीं श्रियें नमः ।।
SymbolsPadma (Lotus) coins
MountElephant or Owl
FestivalsDiwali (Lakshmi Puja), Navratri, Sharad Purnima, Varalakshmi Vratam
Personal information
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

  • Kinsley, David R. (1987). Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition. ISBN 978-81-208-0379-4.
  • Saraswati, Swami Satyananda; Saraswati, Swami Vittalananda; Saraswati, Mata Parvatinanda (2001). Laksmi Puja and Thousand Names. AuthorHouse. ISBN 978-1-887472-84-5.


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

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