Lakshmi

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Lakshmi
Goddess of Fortune, Wealth, & Prosperity[1]
Member of Tridevi
Goddess of Wealth and Fortune
Raja Ravi Varma's Gaja Lakshmi
Other namesSri Devi[1], padmā, kamalā,Kamalakshi, Vishnupriyā
AffiliationDevi, Tridevi, Ashta Lakshmi, Mahalakshmi
AbodeVaikuntha
Mantraॐ महालक्ष्म्यै नमो नम: ।

ॐ विष्णुप्रियायै नमो नम: । ॐ धनप्रदायै नमो नम : ।

ॐ विश्वजनन्यै नमो नम: ।
SymbolsLotus and gold
MountOwl,Elephant and Garuda
FestivalsNavratri, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Varalakshmi Vratam/Mahalakshmi Vrata
Personal information
ConsortVishnu
ChildrenKamadeva
SiblingsAlakshmi

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. 1.0 1.1 lakṣmī Archived 20 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine, Monier-Williams' Sanskrit–English Dictionary, University of Washington Archives

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