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Goddess of wealth and wife of Lord Vishnu.

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Kanakdhara stotra experience

I have recently got to learn about the kanakdhara stotra, and was left awstruck by the story. For those who are not aware of it please have a look : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanakadhara_Stotra#:~:...
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Are women allowed to blow conch shell (Shankha) in Hinduism?

I've heard that it is mentioned that Lakshmi doesn't reside in homes/leaves that home were women or shudra blows conch, it is mentioned in Brahm-vaivarta puran, prakriti khand, adhyaya 20, shloka 21 ...
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Does Shri Yantra really increases wealth? If so, how to use it and what are the vidhi-nishedhas?

What are the methods of using Shri Yantra? Can I, a Kshatriya by nature, worship it? What are the thing to avoid? Also can you mention where can I find elaborate information regarding these?
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Why Goddess Lakshmi abondoned the universe?

The Narada Purana mentiones the origin of Pausha Purnima:- Formerly this universe was abondoned by Lakshmi. So Hari, Indra, Soma, Tisya and Brhaspati these five made the universe still more dignified ...
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Does Romance exist between Shiv-Parvati and Vishnu-Lakhshmi?

Romance definitely exist between Krishna and Radha. But my question is regarding other two couples - Shiva-Parvati Vishnu-Lakshmi Or Are their relationship platonic ? Platonic relationship can exist ...
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Is there any simple Lakshmi-Narasimha mantra for daily recitation?

I have been doing Sri Lakshmi Narayanai Namah for a while. I am looking for a similar simple mantra for Lakshmi-Narasimha. All I get in the internet are big, complicated ones which I am not ...
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Japa mantra for Lakshmi-Narayana?

I get Lakshmi and Narayan mantras separately, but looking for a siddha/popular japa mantra to worship them together. Please if anyone has any recommendations.
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Lakshmi ashtakam how many times a day and what other rules to follow?

The phalasruti of most of these astakams say something like - Eka kaale pathen nityam ... Dwi kaale pathen nityam ... Tri kaale pathen nityam ... etc. But how many times each? and what other rules to ...
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Why is Hinduism male centric in terms of marriage and family? [closed]

If a child inherently has genes of both mother and father then why is the Gotra decided on patrilineal basis and not from mothers lineage? Is female body so exception to humanity? Why in Hindu ...
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Can i chant the Ashtottara nama of Maa Lakshmi for better finanacial situation?

my family's financial condition has been quite bad since a very long time(10+ years), we are in huge debts and are in a hand to mouth situation living by just by the grace of god. can i chant the 108 ...
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Who are Siddha Lakshmi and Svapneshwari?

I recently heard about two goddesses called Siddha Lakshmi and Svapneshwari. But, who are these deities? Do any scriptures mention them?
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Did Agni Deva marry an Incarnation of Bhudevi?

As per this answer, Vedavati is an incarnation of Bhudevi who later went on to become Padmavati, the consort of Venkateswara. But this version of Skanda Purana talks about Vedavati, born as Swaha, ...
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Where is Srivatsa symbol mentioned and how does the authentic symbol look like?

From what I have found, the Srivatsa symbol in Hinduism is the mark on the chest of Sri Hari Vishnu where Mata Laxmi resides. Which scripture or authentic source has clear description or a pictorial ...
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Is dakhsa daughter lakshmi mata the same mata lakshmi who is lord vishnu wife

The daughter of dakhsha lakshmi maa who is married to dharma.Is she the same lakshmi maa who is Lord vishnu wife?
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Which Purana mentions Lakshmi Devi’s swayamvara when she comes out of the ocean?

So I recently read the Vishnu Purana and was stunned that, contrary to what I had seen on a lot of shows, theee is not really a swayamvara for Lakshmi. She is venerated upon emerging but pretty much ...
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Multiple wives of Vishnu?

So I have always grown up having Vishnu and Lakshmi in my mind and seen them represented as a couple. In my mind, Lakshmi has always been Vishnupriya. I am South Indian but was not aware about Bhu ...
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Does Gaudiya Vaishnava believe that Lakshmi mata left Sri Narayana bhagvan for Lord Krishna ji?

That Krishna and Vishnu are closely related but two different gods is a well known philosophy within Krishna centric sects like Gaudiya or Nimbarkas. So in them Krishna is more beautiful and important ...
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Who is the wife of Karanodakshayi Vishnu and Garbhodakshayi Vishnu in the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect?

Gaudiya Vaishnava or specially it's offshoot ISKCON has this unique three tier classification of different levels of Vishnu. Topmost is Karanodakshayi Vishnu from whom different universes comes out of ...
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Do any scriptures mention Lakshmi's 18 sons and Astha Lakshmi?

I know Lakshmi has 18 sons and that she took eight forms called Astha Lakshmi. Do any scriptures mention them?
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How was Lakshmi born? Was she born in Samudra Manthan? [duplicate]

How was Lakshmi born? Is it true that she was born in Samudra Manthan? If yes, did Vishnu not have a wife before that?
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Wedding of Lakshmi to Vishnu

Is there any description anywhere of Lakshmi's wedding to Lord Vishnu? In which Purana? What are the details of this?
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What is the symbolic significance of Maa Lakshmi offering bel fruit (Shree Phal) during her Shiv Puja.?

Disclaimer.: My intetion is not to hurt the sentiments of any sampradaya or infact anyone. As every Pouranik story has an inner symbolic meaning behind it. Hope u will understand. Note.: I am ...
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Full text of the 'Sri Mahalakshmi Dhyanam & Stotram'

I recently came across a piece of paper in my parents' home that is entitled 'Sri Mahalaxmi Dhyanamum Stotramum'. (It is written in English) The first line is: 'sahasratala padmasta karnikaa ...
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What are the most appropriate times of day to perform puja to lord Vishnu?

I read that the most appropriate time for puja for Lord Shiva is Arunodaya muhurta, that Nishita muhurta is the time to perform puja for the goddess Lakshmi, and that the best time to perform puja for ...
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How many forms of Lord Narasimha are present?

It is mentioned that there are multiple forms of Lord Narasimha which are worshipped by specific groups of individuals, for instance: Ugra Narasimha:Never to be worshipped in a household directly. ...
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Do the tridevi (Saraswati,Lakshmi,Parvati) play any role in the Mahabharata?

Sita as Lakshmi's avatara, plays a primary role in Ramayana. The three Moola female deities don't seem to participate actively as their spouses do in the epic and there are conflicting theories as to ...
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Which canonical scripture is this sahasranama part of?

Any Sahasranama is not usually found as an independent hymn/devotional scripture , but as a part of purana , itihasa. etc ,normally traced through its menion in sankalpa vakya(epilogue)(that begins ...
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What are symbols for worshipping Goddess Sarasvati, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Brahma of the trinity pantheon?

It is often said that when there was a feud/ struggle for Swarga between deisms (led by Lord Indra) and devils(led by Jalandhar) the deisms were unable to assassinate Jalandhar due to piousness of her ...
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Scriptural references for Anagha Lakshmi killing Jambasura

I have heard that Anagha Lakshmi, the wife of Dattatreya, killed the demon Jambasura. Even Lakshmi is called as 'Jambasura ni barhini' in her Sahasranama. Is there any scriptural references of the ...
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How come Yajña married His own sister Dakṣiṇā?

In this canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatam Yajña Who is identified as Hari married His uterine sister Dakṣiṇā Who's identified as the partial avatāra of Lakshmi. So They had the same gotra Even if the ...
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If one chants a Vishnu mantra does he need to chant Lakshmi mantra too to attain grace of mata Lakshmi?

Maa Lakshmi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. If one chants Vishnu mantra, does he receives blessings of mata Lakshmi too? Are things related to this mentioned in Puranas? Is chanting Vishnu mantra bestowes ...
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Is it true that Mother Lakshmi married Lord Vishnu because She thought He was the best? [duplicate]

(I read this long back,so I cannot verify whether this true,even Google searches seem in vain.) Is it true that Mother Lakshmi thought Lord Vishnu was the best among deities,and so wedded Him? I feel ...
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The Source Scripture of Popular Lakshmi Aarti

This is the popular and most common aarti (devotional song) of goddess Lakshmi.Ma Lakshmi aarti and here What is the Scriptural source of this song?
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What is the meaning of Lakshmi?

Each word in Sanskrit can be interpreted in myriad ways, and thus a single word can have several different and unrelated meanings. A famous example of such "multiplicity" would be the word, &...
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Lakshmi and Parvati teasing each other's spouse - is this folklore or scripture?

The Srivaishnavite preacher Velukkudi Krishnan quotes the original Sanskrit and also explains in Tamil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIr8TBNKj04 Is this scripture or folklore? Very rare instance of ...
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How has Devī Lakshmī 's understanding developed, starting from the Vedic literature up until the recent times?

Similar to this question, which tries to discuss about the trajectory of Lord Vishnu's theological development and understanding, from the Vedic period to the Paurāṇika period. I'd like to get an ...
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Few questions about Lord Venkateshwara temple [closed]

Priests in venkateshwara temples chant in Tamil like 'palland palland...' In other temples, slokas chanted might chant in sanskrit. Priests allotted in venkateswara temples are mostly tamilians. And, ...
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Which scriptures gives details about the Ashta-Lakshmi?

There are said to be eight forms of Devi Lakshmi, called as Ashta Lakshmi ( अष्ट - लक्ष्मी ) . Which all scriptures give details about them? I'd like to further know, if they are to be considered as a ...
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Who is the avatar of whom in between both Narayan-Krishna-Hari-Nar and Lakshmi-Rukmani-Radha.?

It's gonna be a long question so please bear with me and read this question till the end. Its kind of common (though unnecessary and absurd) to have arguments between different sects like Shaivas, ...
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Did Lakshmi come out of Samudramanthanam in the Ramayana version?

In the twitter feed of eminent Srivaishnavite lecturer/teacher Velukkudi Krishnan - somebody asked the above question.
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Are there Non-sectarian texts in Sanatan Dharma? it is not a duplicate Q [duplicate]

Disclaimer: The following question has been edited in order not to be confused with another pre-existent question which has been linked below in the body of this question. Many times it is read ...
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Prayer with Sree Lakshmi Ganapathi instead of Sree Ganapathi and Sree Lakshmi

At home, I am praying with Sree Lakshmi Ganapathi god in idol form instead of praying Sree Ganapathi and Sree Lakshmi goddess in idol form. Is it correct? or is it recommended to keep the idol of Sree ...
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What's the relation between Shiva and Maa Lakshmi?

I am asking this because it happened that I have noticed the mention of one portion of Sri Sukta dedicated to Maa Lakshmi, into a complete full Rudra Path chant (namakam and chamakam together); also I ...
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Does Gods knows our thoughts? [duplicate]

Do Gods know everything about us, like our thoughts and our intentions behind them? If yes, then are all 33 crores gods omniscient (all knowing)? If demigods are not all-knowing, then how is it that ...
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Expense Management with Diwali-to-Diwali Diary [closed]

This question can be asked in many different ways, and can be a fit for many different sites on the Stack Exchange network, but I think it is best fit for this site. I wanted to better manage my day-...
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What are the names of Lakshmi Devi as consort of Vishnu in His form as Kurma and Matsya?

Lakshmi Devi always accompanies Vishnu in each of His incarnations. What are Her specific forms and names as Shakti of Kurma-Avatara and Matsya-Avatara?
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Where were Lakshmi & Narayana mentioned separately or together, as God Heads, in the Rig Veda?

In the wiki article, it was stated as follows: In terms of theology, Ramanujacharya puts forth the view that both the Supreme Goddess Lakshmi and Supreme God Narayana together constitute Brahman - ...
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How is Soma's Rajasuya described in different Puranas?

The part of the this episode I am most interested is Lakshmi leaving Narayana for Soma. And Vishnu unable to harm Soma as per Matsya Purana. Does all puranas have the same story?
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Reunion of Lakshmi and Vishnu after Soma's Rajasuya

Chapter 23 of Matsya Purana tells that after the completion of Soma's Rajasuya nine devis abandoned their husbands due to kama and served Soma( who in turn desired them like his own wives). Among them ...
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Why does Vishnu marry two wives

Why does Vishnu marry two wives since in Rama avatar, when the demoness asks him if he will marry her he says that he already has a wife?
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