Goddess lakshmi is considered wife of Lord vishnu and I have also checked verse in Sri suktam calling devi lakshmi wife of Lord vishnu but that could be later addition.so I want to know is goddess Lakshmi called wife of Lord vishnu in the original Rig Veda khillani Sri suktam?

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    This is Sri suktam from all the verses of all four vedas, here there are multiple references to Sri being vishnu's wife greenmesg.org/stotras/lakshmi/sri_suktam.php Feb 11, 2018 at 16:20
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    according to wiki sri - lakshmi being vishnu's consort is late: "The goddess Śrī appears in several earlier vedic hymns, and is the personification of auspicious and royal qualities.[1] Śrī Sūkta is perhaps the first text in which the homology between Śrī and Lakṣmī is drawn, and the goddesses are further associated with the god of fire, Agni.[3] Since the later epic period (ca 400 CE), Śrī-Lakṣmī is particularly associated with Viṣṇu as his wife or consort.[5]"
    – S K
    Feb 11, 2018 at 16:30
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    "calling devi lakshmi wife of Lord vishnu but that could be later addition" What do you mean by this? Lakshmi is not not Vishnu's wife or Vishnu is not Lakshmi's husband? If it does call or doesn't call, what difference would that make? Feb 11, 2018 at 19:13
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    @SK all the gods are associated with agni in rig Veda, agni is used for invoking a diety. Also I do not believe in timeline given by westerners and their weird explanations, they claim everything to be later interpolation to which they disagree with. Feb 12, 2018 at 5:13
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    @Fiercelord you might believe that Sri is fortune according to timeline given by westerners for rigveda, but traditionally all the first 3 Vedas are said to be composed in satyuga and yajur Veda verses do call laxmi wife of visnu. Feb 12, 2018 at 5:20

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Yes but in later verses :—optional to go through this link (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Śrī_Sūkta)

Why i am saying this check it out verses which goddess lakshmi as lord vishnu's consort are not part of verses see these are those last verses :—

Invoke for me O Agni, that Goddess Lakshmi, who is ever unfailing, being blesses by whom I shall win wealth in plenty, cattle, servants, horses and men.

We commune ourselves with the Great Goddess, and meditate on the consort of Vishnu; may that Lakshmi direct us (to the Great Goal). Om May there be Peace, Peace, Peace.

While the sukta end with this verse:—

(13-14) Invoke for me, O Agni, Lakshmi who shines like gold, is brilliant like the sun, who is powerfully fragrant, who wields the rod of suzerainty, who is the form of supreme rulership, who is radiant with ornaments and is the goddess of wealth. Invoke for me O Agni, the Goddess Lakshmi who shines like gold, blooms like the moon, who is fresh with anointment (of fragrant scent), who is adorned with the lotuses (lifted up by celestial elephants in the act of worship), who is the presiding deity of nourishment, who is yellow in colour, and who wears garlands of lotuses.

source:— http://www.divyajivan.org/ashtalakshmi/sri_suktam.htm

So thirteen(13) and fourteen(14) are last verses after that they are later added which are not part of original sukta verses but later added it is upto your belief that you aknowledge these later verses or not if you have read upnishads there is a starting prayer which really from where it is taken do not exist like isha upnishad is chapter 40 of yajurveda but the starting prayer is not present in yajurveda so it is upto you to aknowledge that last prayer of sri sukta as authentic or in-authentic now its about belief but the last verses are not part of sukta.


  • This does not answers my question,I just want to know that does the Rig Veda khillani s sri suktam call goddess lakshmi wife of Lord vishnu? Feb 12, 2018 at 18:11
  • @fierce this verse is not part of veda but added with the suktam at the end so please modify the answer Feb 12, 2018 at 23:32
  • @Rakesh joshi done just have a look is it ok i do not want to hurt anybody feelings so it is up to us to aknowledge these verses or not. Feb 13, 2018 at 7:13

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