Lakshmi facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLakshmi
|Goddess of Fortune, Wealth, & Prosperity|
|Member of Tridevi|
Raja Ravi Varma's Gaja Lakshmi
|Other names||Sri Devi, padmā, kamalā,Kamalakshi, Vishnupriyā|
|Affiliation||Devi, Tridevi, Ashta Lakshmi, Mahalakshmi|
|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|
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:
- 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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