Lakshmi/Laxmi Devi


In Hinduism, the feminine power is extremely important. In fact, there is a distinct sect that only worships the female form of the Supreme force that governs the entire universe. It is referred to as Shaktism or Sakht parampara. In this post, we’ll talk about the goddess Lakshmi.

Laxmi Devi

The goddess Lakshmi is associated with good fortune. Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity in all of its manifestations, both material and spiritual, and her name is derived from the Sanskrit word Laksya. Lakshmi is the household goddess of almost all Hindu families and is worshipped every day, but October is her main festive month.

Lakshmi is known to be the daughter of the mother Goddess Durga, and the wife of Vishnu, whom she accompanied, taking different forms in each of his incarnations. 

Parents and Birth

In Hinduism, both devas (gods) and asuras (demons) were mortal at one point. Only through churning Kshirasagar (‘Ocean of Milk’) could Amrita, the heavenly nectar that offers immortality, be acquired. In order to achieve immortality, the devas and asuras resolved to churn Kshirasagar with Mount Mandara. The devas on one side and the asuras on the other began the samudra manthan. Kurma, the tortoise, was Vishnu’s incarnation, and a mountain was placed on the tortoise as a churning pole. Vasuki, the serpent-god who spews venom, was wrapped around the mountain and used to churn the sea. During the churning, a slew of divine celestial objects appeared. The goddess Lakshmi appeared alongside them.Since she emerged from the sea, she is supposed to be the daughter of the sea god in certain accounts.

Lakshmi is claimed to have been born as the daughter of the heavenly sage Bhrigu and his wife Khyati, and was given the name Bhargavi in the Garuda Purana, Linga Purana, and Padma Purana. The universe was created, according to the Vishnu Purana, when the devas and asuras churned the cosmic Kshirasagar. Lakshmi, celestial cow Kamadhenu, Varuni, Parijat tree, Apsaras, Chandra (the moon), and Dhanvantari with Amrita (‘nectar of immortality’) emerged from the ocean with lotus. When she first arrived, she had the option of going to the Devas or the Asuras. She selected the Devas’ side, and out of thirty gods, she chose Vishnu. The lotus-bearing goddess was then honoured in all three planets.

Lakshmi Devi

Attributes

Marriage and Husband(s)

Lakshmi was one of the Ratnas who appeared during the Samudra Manthan, which was a task shared by the Asuras and Devas. Lord Vishnu took his second avatar, Kurma Avatar, during this Manthan. He took the shape of a tortoise and carried the Mandara Parvat on his back. As a result, he aided the Devas and Asuras in their quest for immortality’s nectar (Amrit). But Amrit was not the only Ratna to emerge from the depths of the ocean. Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, was one of the thirteen other Ratnas.

Vishnu Lakshmi

The Asura King Kalketu wanted Lakshmi to join his camp as soon as he saw her. He was enamoured with her and desired to marry her. The Devas, led by Indra, opposed his demand, insisting that she be a part of their camp because she appeared to be angelic. As a result, the Devas and the Asuras got into a fierce argument. And when Lakshmi saw them battling over her, she begged Vishnu to save her. Vishnu appeared, but declined to help her by claiming that he couldn’t intervene in something that was happening because of Brahma’s command. As a result, Lakshmi rushed to Brahma for assistance, pleading with him to intercede.

Knowing what was about to happen, Lord Vishnu purposefully chose not to assist Lakshmi. He intended to surprise her and keep his vow to her before assuming the Kurma Avatar. When Lakshmi expressed her dissatisfaction with the separation she had to endure due to Vishnu’s frequent visits to the earth, the latter vowed that the reunion would be better than she could have imagined. Lord Vishnu pretended he wouldn’t be able to help Lakshmi in order to see her glow with joy.

Lord Brahma stated before the Asuras and Devas that no one could deny a woman her right to refuse a proposition. He also requested that the Asuras not mistreat a woman. Women are not inanimate objects, he explained to them. He also requested that they treat ladies with respect when conversing with them. To resolve the issue, Brahma established the notion of Swayamvar, which granted women the ability to pick their life partner. Lakshmi exhaled a sigh of relief after learning about it. The Devas and Asuras were both unaware of Lakshmi’s existence. They were completely unaware that she is Vishnu’s consort. To appease the Asuras and Devas, Lord Brahma said that he would send invitations to all potential grooms. And the two sides believed that no one else could be a contender after this announcement.

However, on the day of Swayamvar, Lord Vishnu attended the wedding and pretended to be one of the prospective grooms, as the Asuras and Devas believed Lakshmi would choose them. When Lakshmi saw him, she dashed over to him and garlanded him with the Jaymala. As a result, Lakshmi married Vishnu.

Siblings (Brothers and Sisters)

The cosmology of Padma Purana includes her, with the samudra manthan creating both good and ill in all that emerges. According to the Padma Purana, the inauspicious and bad arise first, and the auspicious and good emerge after greater effort. During the Samudra manthan, Alakshmi arrives first, followed by Lakshmi. Alakshmi is sent by the gods to live among the wicked, to bring them poverty and suffering. She is the polar opposite of Lakshmi, the goddess of auspiciousness and joy, as the asura of inauspiciousness and grief. Jyestha’s name is sometimes referred to as Alakshmi. Alakshmi is the elder sister of Lakshmi and is also known as Kalahapriya and Deidara.

From the Ksheera Samudra manthan, Lakshmi appeared. Chandra felt the same way (moon). As a result, he is regarded as Lakshmi’s brother.

Children

She had 18 sons namely:

  1. Devasakha
  2. Chiklita
  3. Ananda
  4. Kardama
  5. Sriprada
  6. Jataveda
  7. Anuraga
  8. Samvada
  9. Vijaya
  10. Vallabha
  11. Mada
  12. Harsha
  13. Bala
  14. Teja
  15. Damaka
  16. Salila
  17. Guggula
  18. Kuruntaka

Vishnu – Lakshmi had two daughters, Amrithavalli and Sundaravalli, during Vishnu’s Vamana Avatar.

Famous Other Names

Lakshmi has many epithets, and several old Hindu Stotrams and Sutras recite her multiple names:

  1. Padma: She of the lotus (she who is mounted upon or dwelling in a lotus)
  2. Kamala or Kamalatmika: She of the lotus
  3. Padmapriya: Lotus-lover
  4. Padmamaladhara Devi: Goddess who wears a lotus garland
  5. Padmamukhi: Goddess who has a beautiful face just like a lotus
  6. Padmakshi: Lotus-eyed (she whose eyes are as beautiful as a lotus)
  7. Padmahasta: Lotus-hand (she whose hand is holding a lotus)
  8. Padmasundari: The lotus-like beauty
  9. Sri: Radiance, eminence, splendor, wealth
  10. Srija: Jatika of Sri
  11. VishnuPriya: Vishnu’s admirer, beloved of Vishnu
  12. Ulukavanini: Owl-mounted (she who is riding an owl)
  13. Nandika: A pleasure-giver, a clay vessel.

Rest of her other name sare:Aishwarya, Akhila, Anagha, Anumati, Apara, Aruna, Atibha, Avashya, Bala, Bhargavi, Bhudevi, Chakrika, Chanchala, Devi, Haripriya, Indira, Jalaja, Jambhavati, Janamodini, Jyoti, Jyotsna, Kalyani, Kamalika, Ketki, Kriyalakshmi, Kuhu, Lalima, Madhavi, Madhu, Malti, Manushri, Nandika, Nandini, Nikhila, Nila Devi, Nimeshika, Parama, Prachi, Purnima, Radha, Ramaa, Rukmini, Samruddhi, Satyabhama, Shreeya, Sita, Smriti, Sridevi, Sujata, Swarna Kamala, Taruni, Tilottama, Tulasi, Vaishnavi, Vasuda, Vedavati, Vidya, and Viroopa.

Powers

Lakshmi is the goddess of riches, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness, among other things. She embodies the promise of material happiness and fulfilment. She is the celestial force that makes dreams come true. She is prakriti, the ideal creation: self-contained and self-sustaining Nature. 

Maya is the lovely delusion, the dream-like representation of divinity that makes existence understandable and so worthwhile to live. She is shakti, or energy, which is limitless and abundant. Her arms are lifted to bless and grant, and she is described as restless, playful, yet maternal.

Weapons

Kalasha – In the Vedas, the kalasha is regarded as a symbol of abundance and “spring of life.” The Vedas refer to it as a “overflowing full vase.” The Kalasha is regarded as a symbol of riches, wisdom, and longevity since it is thought to contain amrita, the elixir of life. In Hindu iconography, the Kalasha is frequently represented as an attribute in the hands of Hindu deities such as the creation god Brahma, the destruction god Shiva as a teacher, and the goddess of wealth Lakshmi. 

Her iconography depicts her with four hands, which represent the four pillars of Hindu culture: dharma, karma, artha, and moksha.

Symbols

Lakshmi is one of the three major deities known as the Tridevi. She is the Rajas guna’s and Iccha-representative. Shakti’s Symbolism is used to represent Lakshmi’s image, icons, and sculptures. Her name is taken from Sanskrit root words that mean “to know the goal” and “to understand the goal.” Her four arms represent the four positive aims of humankind in Hinduism: dharma (pursuit of ethical, moral living), artha (pursuit of money, means of living), kama (pursuit of love, emotional fulfilment), and moksha (pursuit of release from suffering) (pursuit of self-knowledge, liberation).

Lakshmi is usually seen seated or standing on a lotus and holding a lotus in one or both hands in her iconography. In Hinduism and other Indian traditions, the lotus has symbolic value. In the Vedic context, it represents knowledge, self-realization, and liberation; in the Tantra (Sahasrara) context, it signifies reality, consciousness, and karma (‘task, action’). The lotus, a flower that blooms in both clean and muddy water, likewise represents purity regardless of the conditions in which it flourishes. It serves as a reminder that virtue and wealth can flourish without being harmed by evil in one’s environment.

Avatars

1. Vedavati 

Rathadhwaja was a king who reigned for a long time. Lakshmi worship was a long-standing practise in his family. Indifference caused the king to abandon Lakshmi devotion. As a result, he lost Lakshmi’s favour. The adversaries attacked with a large army. Rathadhwaja was vanquished in battle and the kingdom was lost.

2. Sita

Vedavati was later born as King Janaka’s daughter. Sita was the name given to her by King Janaka. Dasharatha was the ruler of Ayodhya at the time. Vishnu was born to his wife Kausalya and later became known as Sri Rama. He travelled to Janaka’s city with the sage Vishwamitra and destroyed the bow that Shiva had given him.

3. Tulasi

Dharmadhwaja’s wife Madhavi, on the other hand, is the mother of Lakshmi. Tulasi was her mother’s maiden name. The youngster was stunning. She developed into a good person as she grew older. Vishnu was her husband after. “You leave this body and return to me,” Vishnu instructed her. Transform your body into the Gandaki River.

4. Rukmini

In the kingdom of Vidarbha, there was a king named Bhishmaka. Rukmi, Rukmaratha, Rukmabahu, Rukmakesha, and Rukmamali were his five sons. Sriman Narayana was born with the intention of destroying Kansa and establishing dharma. Lakshmi was born as Rukmini, the daughter of Bhismaka, when he was born as Krishna. She was gorgeous and pious at the same time. Father Bhishmaka was not only a devout Hindu, but he also held a high regard for Sri Krishna. He contemplated marrying Rukmini to Sri Krishna.

Vahanas or Mounts or Vehicles

1. Elephant

Lakshmi is frequently depicted with one or two elephants, known as Gajalakshmi, and an owl below, behind, or to the sides. Elephants represent abundance via labour, activity, and power, as well as water, rain, and fertility.

2. Owl

The owl represents the diligent effort to observe, see, and uncover information, even when faced with darkness. The owl, as a bird reportedly blinded by sunshine, also serves as a symbolic admonition to avoid blindness and avarice after acquiring knowledge and money. 

3. Lion

The lion was originally associated with Lakshmi in Gupta sculpture, but was eventually assigned to Durga or a mixed form of both goddesses. Veera Lakshmi is also related to the lion.

Mantras, Chants and Prayers

Everyone wants to be wealthy, but only a few succeed. Here are some strong mantras for attracting money quickly.

1. Laxmi Mantra 

ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं क्लीं त्रिभुवन महालक्ष्म्यै अस्मांक दारिद्र्य नाशय प्रचुर धन देहि देहि क्लीं ह्रीं श्रीं ॐ ।

Wear white (for men) or crimson (for women) for 11 Fridays and say this mantra 108 times in the morning and 108 times in the evening, just after sunset. You should then serve Jaggery and chickpeas to anyone else in the house, including any visitors. If a visitor arrives later in the evening, you should treat them as if they were Laxmi herself.

After Friday sundown, never give money to anyone. It’s best if you do it before dusk or on Saturday. Naturally, you should abstain from non-vegetarian foods, alcohol, gambling, and sex on Fridays during this practise.

2. Mahalaxmi Mantra 

ॐ सर्वाबाधा विनिर्मुक्तो, धन धान्यः सुतान्वितः। मनुष्यो मत्प्रसादेन भविष्यति न संशयः ॐ ।।

This mantra is unique in its character. This mantra must first be “siddha” by chanting it 1000 times. Take a bath, put on new clothing, and say this mantra 1000 times in a confined room on any given day. Avoid all vices, including sex, unless you’re planning on having a child.

After you’ve chanted this mantra 1000 times, don’t say anything and give food to someone outside your house. It may be a beggar, your next-door neighbour, or your building’s security guard.

After the mantra has been siddh for 21 days, sing it 108 times every day after taking a bath. Then you’ll start noticing immediate benefits.

3. Yaksha Mantra 

ॐ ह्रीं क्लीन महालक्ष्म्यै नमः ।।

The other two mantras will raise your wealth by improving your performance at work, in business, and in your investments. This slogan, on the other hand, is unique. It will boost your wealth by delivering unexpected outcomes. You could win the jackpot, get a new job offer, or simply discover hidden treasure somewhere.

Every day, this mantra should be said 1000 times. There are no explicit guidelines for this mantra, save that you should never talk badly of anyone, especially the elderly or the feeble. You should not cut down a tree or refuse to provide water to anyone.

Festivals

1. Diwali

On Diwali, the festival of lights, many Hindus worship Lakshmi. Every year in the autumn, usually in October or November, it is commemorated. The spiritual significance of the celebration is that it represents the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

2. Gaja Lakshmi Puja

Gaja Lakshmi Puja is an autumn festival observed in several regions of India on Sharad Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Ashvin (October).

3. Sharad Purnima

Sharad Purnima, also known as Kojaagari Purnima or Kuanr Purnima, is an end-of-monsoon harvest festival. 

4. Kaumudi

The Kaumudi celebration, which literally means “moonlight,” is a traditional moon celebration. Goddess Lakshmi is acknowledged and worshipped on Sharad Purnima night for the harvests.

Food

Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and grandeur, is said to adore grandeur. As part of the pooja rituals, several sweet dishes are prepared and offered to the deity. She enjoys rice, jiggery, and coconut-based dishes. Some of them are given below.

1. Kheer 

Kheer is a traditional Indian sweet dish. It is an eternal favourite of the Goddess. Whenever Goddess Lakshmi ji is worshiped Kheer is considered as specially sweet and is made as a bhog.

2. Badusha

Badusha is one of Goddess Lakshmi’s favourite foods. You can make these delectable badushas at home as well. Those who are short on time can purchase badushas from local sweet shops. During Diwali, badushas are readily and abundantly available in the market.

3. Kajjaya

This is a traditional South Indian sweet. The main ingredients needed to make this sweet, which the Goddess adores, are rice flour and jaggery.

Below are some questions asked 

Is Lakshmi Devi goddess of wealth? Why?

Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth in Indian mythology. Lakshmi, who is married to Maha Vishnu, the Hindu trinity’s preserver, is frequently invoked in her own right, particularly by business people, politicians, and women desiring domestic success. The first daughter is regarded as the household’s Lakshmi. Similarly, the arrival of a daughter-in-law signals the arrival of prosperity into a family, albeit in certain situations it is sadly tied to dowry.

Lakshmi’s origins are as follows: she was born as the moon’s sister and the elixir of immortality, amrit, from the churning of the sea of milk, an operation in which both the devas and their half-brothers, the asuras, took part. She is the goddess of wealth, having emerged from underneath the sea and been born to provide vast wealth and prosperity to whoever she may join.

Which mantra(s) are powerful for money?

1. Lakshmi Gayathri Mantra

If you chant the Lakshmi Gayathri Mantra on a regular basis, it will bring you wealth and property. This mantra will bring you joy, good fortune, peace, and prosperity.

The mantra is:

“Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om” 

2. Shri Lakshmi Beej Mantra

The Beej Mantra of Goddess Lakshmi is regarded as the source of all mantras and powers associated with Goddess Lakshmi. The Goddess Lakshmi’s Beej Mantra can bring us wealth, happiness, and prosperity.

The mantra is:

“OM Hreem Shreem Kleem Maha Lakshmi Namaha” 

3. Lakshmi Kubera Mantra

Lord Kubera is thought to bring us wealth, and worshipping him along with goddess Lakshmi is thought to bring everyone good fortune, prosperity, and health.

The mantra is:

“Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kuberaya Ashta-Lakshmi Mama Grihe Dhanam Puraya Puraya Namah”

What are the 8 forms of Lakshmi or Asta Lakshmi?

The prayer “Shri Ashta Lakshmi Stotram” lists all of the Ashta Lakshmis, all of whom are represented as sitting on a lotus.

1. Adi Lakshmi

Adi Lakshmi, also known as Maha Lakshmi, is an ancient form of Lakshmi. She is also known as “First / Primeval Lakshmi” or “Great Lakshmi.” She is four-armed, with a lotus and a white flag in one hand and Abhaya mudra and varada mudra in the other. The word ‘Adi’ means’ means source.’ Adi Laxmi is a heavenly riches principle that aids a seeker in reaching their source ‘eatman’ or consciousness. If a person possesses AdiLaxmi, he or she can easily enter dhyana and achieve a state of total silence, bliss, and calm. A seeker who does not have Adi Lakshmi in their life will be unable to calm their racing and chattering mind. This aspect, out of all the Ashta Lakshmis, is in charge of increasing spiritual prosperity.

2. Maha Lakshmi

Shri Maha Lakshmi is the goddess of fortune, wealth, and prosperity. She embodies both love and beauty. She is Lord Vishnu’s consort. She emerged from the ocean during Kshir-Sagara, the great churning of the Milky-Ocean. Shri Lakshmi chose Lord Vishnu as Her husband solely for herself. Shri is another name for Maha Lakshmi. 

3. Dhanya Lakshmi

Dhanya Lakshmi, often known as “Grain Lakshmi,” is the goddess of agricultural prosperity.

She is represented as an eight-armed woman dressed in green with two lotuses, gada (mace), paddy crop, sugarcane, and bananas in her hands, which are in abhaya mudra and varada mudra. Dhanya Laxmi is also the richest principle, which allows one to consume or indulge.

If a person has Dhanya Laxmi, they would be able to partake in worldly pleasures.

4. Dhairya Lakshmi

Dhairya Lakshmi, also known as Veera Lakshmi, is the Goddess who promises strength and courage in the face of adversity. Dhairya Lakshmi also goes by the names Valourous Lakshmi and Courage Lakshmi.

Veera Lakshmi is worshipped in order to defeat formidable foes in battle or simply to overcome life’s difficulties and ensure a stable life. She is the one who took on the guise of Maa Durga. It is said that praying to Goddess Veera Lakshmi will dispel fear and provide forgiveness for past sins. She is also said to grant the wishes and boons of devotees who pray to her earnestly. 

5. Gaja Lakshmi

According to Swami Chidananda, Gaja Lakshmi (“Elephant Lakshmi”) is the provider of animal wealth (such as cattle) or the provider of royal power.

Gaja Lakshmi, according to Hindu legend, returned the wealth lost by Indra (king of demi-gods) in the ocean. According to Vasudha Narayanan, the name means “one who is revered by elephants.”

She is represented as a four-armed woman dressed in red with two lotuses in her hands, the other two arms in abhaya and varada mudras, and two elephants bathing her with water pots.

6. Santana Lakshmi

Santana Lakshmi (also known as “Progeny Lakshmi”) is the goddess of procreation. She is six-armed, holding two kalashas (water pitchers with mango leaves and a coconut on them), a sword, a shield, and a child on her lap, with one hand in abhaya mudra and the other cradling the infant. Her sword and shield represent a mother’s willingness to murder in order to save her own kid. A lotus is held by the child.

7. Vijaya Lakshmi

Vijaya Lakshmi, also known as Jaya Lakshmi (“Victorious Lakshmi”), is the goddess of triumph who grants victory not just in battles but also in overcoming obstacles to attain achievement.

She is eight-armed and dressed in scarlet, holding the chakra, shankh, sword, shield, lotus, and pasha, with the other two hands in abhaya mudra and varada mudra.

8. Dhana Lakshmi

The goddess of wealth is four-armed, dressed in red, and carries Sudarshana Chakra, Shankha, Kalasha (water pitcher with mango leaves and a coconut on it) or Amrita Kalasha (a pitcher containing Amrita – the elixir of life), bow-arrow, a Lotus(flower), and an arm in abhaya mudra with gold coins falling from it. 

Why did Lakshmi Devi left Vishnu?

There was once a ritual to be performed. The sages and pontiffs for the Yagna were torn between which God to worship and which ritual to perform. The sages summoned Sage Bhrigu, one of the Saptarishis, to inquire about which God the ritual should be performed for. Bhrigu put the ideal God to the test. Bhrigu visited Lord Vishnu. Vishnu was sleeping on a serpent’s bed, with Lakshmi at his feet. Bhrigu was mortified when he first saw Vishnu’s feet when he arrived. As a result, he kicked Vishnu in the chest, waking him up. Vishnu then began massaging Bhrigu’s feet and lavishing him with hospitality. Bhrigu was happy and instructed the sages to execute Vishnu’s ceremonies. Goddess Lakshmi, also known as Sri, had a quarrel with Lord Vishnu because she believed Bhrigu had insulted her by slapping Vishnu on the chest where Sri dwells, and she fled Vaikunta as a result. She came to earth in disguise and pondered on Vishnu at the ancient city of Karvir (Kolhapur), where the Mahalaxmi temple still stands. Soon after, Lord Vishnu landed on Earth in quest of Goddess Lakshmi. However, He was unable to locate her and instead chose to reside in the Seshachalam hills, which are located within an anthill.

Why is Lakshmi devi always at Vishnu’s feet?

All of the planets have an impact on him, from mankind to God. By squeezing Sri Hari’s foot, the evil effect of these planets is ended. As a result, she presses her hands against Sri Hari’s feet. Jupiter, the supreme master of the gods, is held in the hands of a woman. Shukracharya, the demon guru, resides in the feet of men. Along with avoiding the adverse effects of the planets, riches are produced when the wife presses her husband’s foot. There is another purpose for Goddess Lakshmi to remain near Lord Vishnu’s feet, according to legend.

Laksmi’s sister was Alakshmi. With her scattered hair, deadly eyes, and sharp fangs, she was the polar antithesis of the serene, compassionate Lakshmi. Alakshmi used to pay frequent visits to her sister. However, she would only visit her sister when Goddess Lakshmi was with Lord Vishnu and they could spend some private time together. When Alakshmi arrived at her sister’s feet, she was pushing her lord. My husband, Alakshmi contended, does not worship me, and neither does anyone else. As a result, I’ll remain where you are.This time, Lakshmi was enraged by her sister’s behaviour. She cursed her sister, saying that your husband is the god of death, and that you will live anywhere there is a negative rib, such as dirt, jealousy, malice, or laziness. Lakshmi sits near her husband’s feet and cleans them in order to keep her sister Alakshmi away from her. Similarly, we should keep Alakshmi away from our home in order to appease Lakshmi. That is, we should avoid dirt and negative thinking.

Who is the mother and father of Lakshmi Devi?

Rishi Bhrigu and his wife Khyaati had two sons, Dhata and Vidhata, and one daughter, Lakshmi, according to the Vishnu Purana. Lakshmi went to the sea after Rishi Durvasa cursed Indra with no power since he had offended him. The curse was that Indra would be deprived of riches and fortune because of Lakshmi. She married into the KsheeraSagara family, where her Lord dwelt (Narayana). During the Samudra Manthan, she emerged from KsheerSagar. Lord Vishnu was her husband. Sri, the bestower of fortune, was her moniker at the time.

Is Lakshmi sister or daughter of Shiva?

Lakshmi is neither Shiva’s sister nor his daughter. The story of Lakshmi’s birth has already been told, and it has nothing to do with Shiva being her father. However, there are rumours that Lakshmi, as Shiva’s sister, conducted various ceremonies at the Shiva-Parvati wedding. However, to the best of my understanding (and Hinduism is a large ocean), Lakshmi is not Shiva’s sister.

The entire universe is a component of Devi Mahalakshmi, according to Shri Chandi / Durga Saptashati’s Pradhanikam Rahasyam. Devi Mahakali and Devi Mahasaraswati were two more Devices she manifested from herself. (These are not glorified forms of Devis Lakshmi, Kali, or Saraswati, despite their names; they are named after their Gunas.)

Each generated a pair of siblings, such as Parvati and Vishnu, Brahma and Lakshmi, and Shiva and Saraswati.

The consorts of Parvati and Shiva, Lakshmi and Vishnu, and Brahma and Saraswati were then reordered. The duos were then tasked with co-creating, maintaining, and dissolving the universe. To cut a long storey short, Saraswati, not Lakshmi, is considered Shiva’s sister. Lakshmi, on the other hand, would have performed rites on Parvati’s behalf.

Can we keep the Lakshmi Devi idol at home?

Yes, we can keep the Lakshmi Devi idols at home. In Indian culture, Devi Lakshmi has traditionally been regarded as the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Photographs or idols of Goddess Lakshmi are usually divided into three types. The first type depicts Lakshmi ji standing atop a lotus. Mata Lakshmi is seated on a lotus with one of her feet pushed on a lotus leaf and the other leg pressed under the first leg in the second image, while both of Mata Lakshmi’s feet are buried inside the lotus in the third type. 

According to the scriptures, it is considered auspicious to put a portrait or idol of Lakshmi ji in the third position in the house, but not the mother standing in the house. Also, no more than one idol or idol of Goddess Lakshmi should be kept in the house or place of worship, and the face of the mother Lakshmi should be well sculpted.

Where do you put Lakshmi feet?

Laxmi Charan Paduka should always be placed at the front of the home, facing the puja area. Mata Lakshmi’s feet should be positioned in such a way that they will walk towards the puja chamber or mandir. The footprints of Goddess Lakshmi can also be placed at the house’s main entrance. However, make sure that the footprints are pointing in your direction, as though the Goddess is strolling through your home.

Who is the daughter(s) of goddess Lakshmi?

Sundaravalli and Amirthavalli, Lakshmi and Maha Vishnu’s daughters, were produced from Narayana’s tears of delight during his incarnation as Trivikrama (Lakshmi was in Heart of Lord). They both want a husband who would never become enraged with them. Sundaravalli and Amirtavalli later plead to their father Vishnu for the boon, and Vishnu tells them that they must perform penance in order to marry Lord Murugan. It was necessary for them to be reborn. Indra raised Amirtavalli like his own daughter. Sundaravalli, her younger sister, had a similar blessing. She was born to Sage Sivamuni and raised by Nambi, the hunter’s chief. Lord Murugan later courted and married both of them, and he loved them equally.

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