Lakshmi, also known as Sri and Akshara, is one of the principle goddesses in Hinduism. She is the goddess of wealth, fortune, love, beauty, joy and prosperity. Along with Parvati and Saraswati, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses. Lakshmi is both the wife and divine energy of the Hindu god Vishnu.
About Lakshmi in brief
Lakshmi, also known as Sri and Akshara, is one of the principle goddesses in Hinduism. She is the goddess of wealth, fortune, love, beauty, joy and prosperity. Along with Parvati and Saraswati, she forms the trinity of Hindu goddesses. Lakshmi is both the wife and divine energy of the Hindu god Vishnu. According to Vaishnavism, Vishnu is the protector, the destroyer and regenerator of the universe and all life. Her iconography shows her with four hands, which represent the four aspects of human life important to Hindu culture: dharma, kāma, artha, and moksha. Archaeological discoveries and ancient coins suggest the recognition and reverence for Lakshmi existing by the 1st millennium BCE. The festivals of Diwali and Sharad Purnima are celebrated in her honor. In the Atharva Veda, Lakshmi evolves into a complex concept with plural manifestations. Some good, punya and auspicious fortune are born, while others bad, paapi and unfortunate. The good are welcomed, while the bad are encouraged to leave. In some chapters of the Atharsa Veda Lakshmi, an auspicious sign, good luck, prosperity, success and happiness, is referred to as wife of Viṇu. For example, in Book 9 of Shapatha, Shatman is identified with Sri, identified with fortune, prosperity and success. In Book 12 of the Shatatman, Sri is identified.
with fortune and prosperity, prosperity. and success, and is referred. to ViṾu. In. Book 9, Sri and Sri are identified. and regarded as wife and wife. of Viñḉu, the god of fortune and fortune, and the mother goddess of fortune, Sri, Bhu and Durga. In Vishnu Purana, in Vishnu’s most important avatars Rama and Krishna,. Lakshmi descended as Sita and Rukmini. She typically stands or sits like a yogini on a lotus pedestal, while holding a lotUS in her hand, symbolizing fortune, self-knowledge, and spiritual liberation. In each manifestation she fulfills certain necessities and desires of human beings known as the Ashta Lakshmi. The goddess is depicted in Indian art as an elegantly dressed, prosperity-showering golden-coloured woman with an owl as her vehicle, signifying the importance of economic activity in maintenance of life, her ability to move, work and prevail in confusing darkness. In Rigveda, in which the name is used to mean ‘kindred mark, sign of auspicious fortunes’, Lakshmi is significant enough to be mentioned in multiple books. The concept and spirit of Lakshmi and her association with good fortune is significant and significant enough that AtharVA Veda mentions it in multiple chapters: Book 12, Chapter 5 as punya Lakshmi in some chapters.