Most of us are aware of the children of Shiva and Parvati ⇒ Kartikeya, Ganesh and many others.

I have never come across the children of Vishnu and Lakshmi.

Lastly, I am aware of the avatars of Vishnu and Lakshmi who had children, e.g.

  • Ram―Sita ⇒ Lava & Kusha
  • Krishna―Rukmani ⇒ Pradyumna

Who are the children of Vishnu and Lakshmi? Can anyone enlighten me with this knowledge?

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    We are! Aren't we? Jul 1 '14 at 14:00
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    Mohini the incarnation of Lords vishnu and made love with Shiva and thus Ayyappa was born but not lakshmi son. Devasena and Valli 2 wives of kartikeya means kartik are also said to be Narayan daughter
    – user3529
    Aug 15 '15 at 19:40
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    Can you elaborate this citation: Devasena and Valli 2 wives of kartikeya means kartik are also said to be Narayan daughter
    – pbvamsi
    Aug 25 '15 at 12:47
  • Vishuns kids name is 1st bhrama 2nd vayu
    – ramesh
    Mar 2 '17 at 7:09
  • @ramesh thanks for this info, it is already know by many but the question is more about Vishnu and Lakshmi together.
    – Shriroop
    Mar 2 '17 at 17:24

As far as I know, the only time that children of Lakshmi are mentioned in Hindu scriptures is in verses 11 - 12 of the Sri Suktam, a hymn from the Khilani (apocrypha or later portions) of the Rig Veda:

We are the progeny of our forefather, Sage Kardama, who is one of the sons of Goddess Lakshmi. We invoke that Sage Kardama to install in his family the Universal Mother, Mahalakshmi, who is decked with the garland of lotuses. So be it. We invoke another son of Lakshmi named Chikleeta. May he dwell in our home and may his mother, Mahalakshmi, dwell in our family.

There's almost no information known beyond that. The sage Kardama is usually thought of as a son of Brahma, born from Brahma's shadow, as mentioned in this verse of the Srimad Bhagavatam. The only other connection between Lakshmi and Kardama is a story about how when Lakshmi emerged out of the churning of the ocean, she took sage Kardama as her adopted father, not son, as a reward for his Tapasya. And I don't think Chiklita is mentioned in any other scriptures.

The meanings of the names Kardama and Chiklita both refer to moist or wet things, so that might also be related to Lakshmi's emergence from the churning of the ocean,

One more thing that you may want to know is that Kardama and Chilkita are apparently two of the seers of the verses in the Sri Suktam, according to this webpage:

If we consider the entire Sukta as a whole, then the Rishis are: Each mantra of this Sukta has a different Rishi (seer), Chandas (metre), Devi (deity) and Viniyoga (ritual application). Ananda, Chikleeta, Kardama, Shreeda and Indira, who are said to be the sons of goddess Lakshmi.

But I'm not sure whether the claim that these are all sons of Lakshmi has any scriptural basis.

EDIT: This excerpt from the Vayu Purana lists two named more sons of Vishnu and Lakshmi, "Bala (Strength) and Utsaha (Energy)". And it also says the drivers of vimanas were born to her as "mental sons", and that she had two daughters, Ayati and Niyati, who became daughters-in-law of Brighu (who is Lakshmi's adopted father!).

  • Is this the line Kardamena Praja Bhootam Mayi sambhav kardama??
    – Yogi
    Nov 13 '14 at 6:59
  • @Creator Yeah, that verse and the next verse. Nov 13 '14 at 15:49

As per the BrahmAnda PurAna, Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi Devi have two sons called Bala (strength) and UtsAha (enthusiasm, energy).

The relevant verses are given below:

Bhrigoh khyAtirvijajnehatha iswarau sukhadukkhayoh | SubhAsubhapradAtarau sarva prAna VrtAviha || Devau dhAtA vidhAtArau manvantara vichArinau | TayorjyeshthA tu bhagini devi srir loka bhAvini || SA tu nArAyanam devam pati mAsAdya shobhanam | NArAyanatmajau sAddvi valotsAhou vyajAyat ||


Bhrigu and his wife KhyAti gave birth to two sons named DhAtA and VidhAta and a daughter named Sri or Lakshmi. Lakshmi obtained as her husband NArAyana and thereafter gave birth to two sons called Bala (strength) and UtsAha (enthusiasm).

BrahmAnda PurAna 29| 1-3.


They are a few children that I have found.They are:

1)Ekvira.You can find his full story here in Keshav Srinivasan's answer here: Why Revantha the youngest Son of Sun god went to Vishnu's abode? In short,Lakshmi incarnated as a horse and she and Vishnu had a son,Ekvira,who is adopted by a mortal king.Ekvira evantually marries a princess,whom he saves from a ogre.

2)Amritavalli and Sundravalli.They
born out of the tears of joy of Narayana during his incarnation as Trivikrama 

When Lord Subrahmanya was staying at Kanda Verpu, the two daughters of Lord Mahavishnu, Amritavalli and Sundaravalli, who cherished the desire of becoming the consorts of Subrahmanya, went to Sanavana Poigai and commenced austere penance to fulfil their desires. Pleased with their prayer and worship, Lord Subrahmanya appeared before them and told Amritavalli: "You will be brought up by Indra as his daughter and I shall marry you in due course.

"Her younger sister Sundaravalli was also graced with a similar blessing. She was born to Sage Sivamuni and brought up by Nambi, the headman of hunters. Amritavalli took the form of a female child and went to Mount Meru the abode of Indra, and told him: "I am the daughter of Mahavishnu and the responsibility of looking after me has been entrusted to you.' On hearing this, Indra became very happy and directed Airavatam, his white elephant, to take care of the child.

sources:http://murugan.org/temples/tiruparankundram-legends.htm and http://tamildeities.blogspot.sg/2013/08/amirtavalli-sundaravalli.html?m=1

3)Kamadeva.Kama,or Manmatha,is said to be the son of both Vishnu and Lakshmi.Furthermore,he incarnated as Prayudma,the son of Krishna and Rukmini.

4)The eighteen sons of Lakshmi.It is believed that Devi Lakshmi herself is blessed with eighteen sons. The devotees chant following names on every Friday to please and to get blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.You can see the list here: http://www.drikpanchang.com/hindu-goddesses/lakshmi/lakshmi-children/goddess-lakshmi-sons-names.html


I came to know of some sons of Lord Vishnu but they were not with Goddess Lakshmi but with some other women. According to Chapter 22, verse 47 of ShataRudraSamhita in the Shiva Purana, Lord Vishnu had begot sons with some damsels (apsaras) born after the Samudra Manthan. These sons created a lot of havoc on earth and in heaven causing misery to all, therefore on request of Gods, Lord Shiva later killed them all by taking an incarnation of a bull. Here is the extract from the ShataRudraSamhita:

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    I discussed this story in my answer here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/a/2231/36 But I don't think it's authentic, because the Shiva Purana has a lot of interpolations and as far as I know, no other Hindu scripture remotely mentions any of the information in this story. Aug 12 '15 at 13:43

Maha Lakshmi's sons are Kardama, Chiklita and Apa (water). There may be more, but I am not sure. Maha Lakshmi's father by adoption is Sage Brighu (not Kardama). That is why she is called "Brighu nandanaya".

There are no progeny born to Vishnu and Lakshmi.

Vishnu and Bhudevi had a son, Naraka (asura). Naraka was born when Vishnu took Narasimha avatar. Because of his rakshasa qualities he was cursed by sage Vashistha and was killed by Krishna (another avatar of Vishnu). Father killed the son - there is no nepotism when it comes to protecting Dharma.

Brahma is not a son of Vishnu. Yes, he appeared in the lotus that grew out of Vishnu's navel. But Vishnu was not aware of it nor did he try to create Brahma. Afterwards Rudra appears and teaches both Vishnu and Brahma that, he came from the same entity that created the Universe, Vishnu and Brahma. That formless supreme is NARAYANA. These three and Shakti are the physical manifestations of that Supreme God, JUST AS THE WAY YOU AND I ARE. Their role is to run the universe with different responsibilities given to each - Brahma (creator of things -tehnologist), Vishnu (jagat Prabhu) Shiva (jagat Guru), and Shakti (the power without which no God or humanbeing can live or sustain). Our role is to be actors in the great drama of Narayana and the manifested Gods.

  • Welcome to Hinduism.SE! You should cite sources. Mar 11 '15 at 23:48
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    @Patanjali - Which scripture says that Narakasura was born to Bhudevi when Lord took Narsimha avatara? It is Varaha avatara and not Narasimha avatara
    – user808
    Aug 7 '15 at 9:44
  • @Krishna Do you have any information as to how Narakasura became evil, despite being the son of Varaha? I posted a question about it here: hinduism.stackexchange.com/q/8123/36 Aug 17 '15 at 15:03
  • @Keshav - not sure why narakasura became evil?
    – user808
    Aug 17 '15 at 15:48
  • @Keshav - Guess that are there many such instances like Andhaka and Jalandhara becoming evil though they were born of Shiva.
    – user808
    Aug 17 '15 at 15:52

The south-Indian manuscripts of the Skanda Purana mentions that Devasena and Valli were daughters of the god Vishnu in a previous birth. (Source: Wikipedia)

Ayyappan is believed to be offspring of Shiva and Vishnu (in the form of Mohini)
(Source:Critical Companion to George Orwell , wikipedia)

In Rama avatara, Vishnu have son from Sita (Lakshmi) Luv or Lava.

In Krishna avatara, Vishnu have son Samba (from Jambavati) and Pradyumna ( From Rukmini, which is also reincarnation of Lakshmi) .

  • Mohini is an avatar of Shree Vishnu and as my question clearly states, I am after the children of Shree Vishnu and Shree Lakshmi. Thanks anyway. There is not enough clarity on Devasena and Valli being daughters of Shree Lakshmi and Shree Vishnu.
    – Shriroop
    Jul 1 '14 at 11:32
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    @Shriroop ganesha is not a child of Shiva and similarly murgan is not a child of parvati. Jul 1 '14 at 11:33
  • Perhaps that's a different question, but who are they sons of?
    – Shriroop
    Jul 1 '14 at 11:34
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    Technically, if my memory serves me right, the curse of Rati didn't allow Shree Parvati to have any kids since Shree Shiva turned Rati's husband Kamdev to ashes through his 3rd eye. Still they are regarded as children of Shree Shiv and Shree Parvati.
    – Shriroop
    Jul 1 '14 at 11:41
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    @Shriroop Kartikeya/Murugan was created out of the sparks from the eyes of Lord Shiva to destroy the demon Soorapadman. Jul 1 '14 at 14:31

I read a story according to which after seeing Ganesh Ji (son of Shiv I and Parvati Ji), Devi Lakshmi was also inclined to having a similar child and thus she prayed Ganesh Ji and then Ganesh Ji granted her boon that he will become their son in one of his incarnation. Ganesh Ji later fulfiled his promise and took an avtaar to be their son. I think Ganesh Ji's name in that incarnation was Muyureshwar Ganesh.

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    Answers on this site should elaborated with details and sources (preferably scripture). So please try to expand your answer by finding a reliable source for your claims, or else I'll have to delete it. Nov 6 '14 at 17:56
  • And by the way, this Wikipedia article claims that Mayureshwara Ganesha was born to Shiva and Parvati in the Treta Yuga, not to Vishnu and Lakshmi: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgaon_Ganesha_Temple#Legends Nov 6 '14 at 18:00
  • I still need to confirm the name of that avtar, I am 90% sure that it was Mayureshwar but still I'll confirm. The story I was referring to was covered in famous TV serial 'Om Namah Shivay' produced by Creative Eye Pvt. Ltd(owned by Bollywood actor Dhiraj Kumar). I also read a comic book in my childhood called 'Ganesh-Mahima' (Diamond Comics). It also covers this story. Comic book talks about various avtars of Ganesh Ji. I think if we have any particular holy book which is based on Ganesh Ji, may be that could also have this story. I'll research more and let you know.
    – Aby
    Nov 7 '14 at 8:33
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    I checked on further to investigate from the TV serial synopsis and found out that it was not actually 'Mayureshwar Ganesh' but was 'Puranand Ganesh'. The references synopsis can be find out in the following 2 image links in Episode 122 [intelindia.com/mahabharat/images/ons24.jpg] and 123 [intelindia.com/mahabharat/images/ons25.jpg]. On googling I found out that there is one temple in Jaipur called 'Mandir Shri Purnanand Ganesh Ji'.
    – Aby
    Nov 13 '14 at 9:13
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    Site reference for temple address is [[here.com/india/jaipur/religious-place/…
    – Aby
    Nov 13 '14 at 9:22

Brahma is the son of Vishnu, of course, he is not a birth son of Lakshmi. In Wiki as well it is mentioned that "According to Shri Madha Bhagawata Mahapurana, Brahmā was born through Vishnu's navel..."

Kamadeva (Manmadha/ Madana etc.) is also said to be a son of Vishnu and Lakshmi. Here is the Wiki link to check about it. Though there are so many stories about Kamadeva's origin one story matches to our current context.

  • thanks for the answer but in the Wiki link I could not find that Kamadeva is the son of Shree Vishnuji and Lakshmiji. Thanks for the answer.
    – Shriroop
    Mar 12 '15 at 14:28

Vishnu has two sons the elder one being kamadeva (god of love and beauty ) and another celestial son. He also has daughters who were married to lord kartikeya (god of war and son of shiva). Kamadeva and his celestal brother graced the earth with their presence as kush (form of lord kamadeva ) and lav (celestial son of vishnu) and also as pradyumna (kamadeva) and charu (celestial son)

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    Aug 6 '16 at 8:27

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