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Ravi Varma-Lakshmi.jpg
Raja Ravi Varma's Gaja Lakshmi
Goddess of Wealth, Fortune and Prosperity
AffiliationDevi, Tridevi
MountElephant, owl[2]

Lakshmi is the goddess of money, wisdom and good luck in Hinduism. She is the wife of the Hindu god Vishnu. Most Hindus pray to her on Diwali, which is a festival in India.

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) who are usually married to Vishnu's avatars:

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Further reading[change | change source]

  • 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

References[change | change source]

  1. George M. Williams (2008). Handbook of Hindu Mythology. Oxford University Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-19-533261-2.
  2. Laura Amazzone (2012). Goddess Durga and Sacred Female Power. University Press of America. pp. 103–104. ISBN 978-0-7618-5314-5.

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