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Goddess of Fortune, Wealth, & Prosperity
Member of Tridevi
Goddess of Wealth and Fortune
Raja Ravi Varma's Gaja Lakshmi
Other names Sri Devi, padmā, kamalā,Kamalakshi, Vishnupriyā
Affiliation Devi, Tridevi, Ashta Lakshmi, Mahalakshmi
Abode Vaikuntha
Mantra ॐ महालक्ष्म्यै नमो नम: ।

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

ॐ विश्वजनन्यै नमो नम: ।
Symbols Lotus and gold
Mount Owl,Elephant and Garuda
Festivals Navratri, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja, Varalakshmi Vratam/Mahalakshmi Vrata
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Consort Vishnu
Siblings Alakshmi

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.

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:

Related pages

  • 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

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