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Goddess of wealth and wife of Lord Vishnu.

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What scriptures describe Lakshmi’s serpent Kalyana?

The Sharanagati Gadyam is a prose hymn by the famous Sri Vaishnava Acharya Ramanujacharya on the subject of Sharanagati, complete surrender to the lotus feet of Sriman Narayana as a means to attain ...
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What is the story of Lakshmi getting curse to have a elephant head?

Going through this Wikipedia article, I saw about Lakshmi getting a curse to have an elephant head. I never heard this before and Wikipedia is not always reliable. So wanted to know the exact story ...
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What can we eat and what we can't eat during Mother Lakshmi's fast?

I have searched and heard too from many people but some say that we cannot eat salty food but some say we can. Confusion became even more because Friday is for both Mother Lakshmi and Mother Santoshi. ...
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Why is Shiva and Parvati depicted with their children but not Vishnu and Lakshmi?

We often find pictures of Shiva and Parvati together with their children i.e. Ganesha and Kartikeya/Murugan. However, we never find pictures of Vishnu and Lakshmi with their son Kamadeva. Why is it ...
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What is the Significance of 'paadaseva' of Sri Vishnu?

'Paada-Sevana' is one of the nine types of Bhakti. It is said that Devi Lakshmi 'got' Sri Vishnu by serving His lotus Feet. ('tad-anghri-bhajane lakshmih'). In images also we see Lakshmi doing 'pada-...
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Did Lakshmi exist before Kshir Sagar manthan?

Some scriptures state that Vishnu married Lakshmi, who came from churning of ocean of milk. Did Lakshmi exist before that event?
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Does SriVaishnavite scripture claim Lakshmi's superiority over Parvati and Saraswati?

They have voluminous arguments for Vishnu's superiority over other male deities, but if I recall correctly, they also claim Lakshmi's superiority over female deities. Is there Srivaishnavite ...
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Is Lakshmi Devi two handed or four handed according to this dhyanamantra?

In Bengal, Lakshmi is worshipped by the following dhyanamantra: Paasha-Akshamaalika-Ambhoja-Srinivir yamyasaumyaoh Padmasanatham dhyatet cha Sriyam Trailokyamataram Gauravarnam surupaam cha ...
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How to get Saakshatkaram of lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana?

How to get Saakshatkaram of lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana and darshanam of Sri Moksha dhama Sri Vaikuntam?
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What are the differences between goddess and female human beings?

Other than goddess being God and women being human are there any other considerable differences between goddess and women? If yes, can you list them. Also could you please explain why such differences ...
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Relation between Laxmi poojan and returning of Lord Rama on the same day

Is it just a coincidence or is there any relation between Lord Rama returning to Ayodhya from 14 years of exile and the worshipping of Goddess Laxmi on the same day i.e. Diwali
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Lakshmi as Brighu's daughter

Many puranas like Vishnu purana and Padma purana mention that Goddess Lakshmi took birth as daughter of Sage Bhrigu and his wife Khyati and hence Lakshmi is also called Bhargavi. Does any purana or ...
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What is the significance of seeing Lord Vishnu, Lakshmi and Shiva together in a dream? [closed]

I had dream and saw Lord Vishnu, Mata Lakshmi, and Lord Shiva in my dream. I don't remember few things about that dream(don't know why) but Here is what I saw.. It was dream in which they were giving ...
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What are the dwelling places of Sri Lakshmi Devi?

We know that there are some liked and disliked places by Alakshmi, who is elder sister of Goddess Lakshmi who was born out of churning of ocean. She was granted some places to dwell by the gods. These ...
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Which upanishad contains the laxmi gayatri mantra? [duplicate]

Gayatri mantra which is chanted at the end of Sri sukta, which upanishad or Veda contains it? The Mantra is this: ॐ म॒हा॒दे॒व्यै च॑ वि॒द्महे॑ विष्णुप॒त्नी च॑ धीमहि । तन्नो॑ लक्ष्मीः प्रचो॒दया॓त् ...
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Are Lakshmi and Mahalakshmi different goddesses?

Lakshmi has a history from early scriptures and eventually became Vishnu's consort in the Puranic period. She seems to have become subservient to Vishnu after that. So much so that one of the sub-...
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Is devi lakshmi called wife of Lord vishnu in Rig Veda khillani sukta?

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 ...
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Are not Shri and Lakshmi name of one goddess?

I've read that in Shukla Yajurveda Shri and Laxmi are two consort of Aditya (sun god) I'm pretty sure the Aditya here is Vishnu. But aren't Shri and Laxmi name of just one goddess? Google book
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Lord of Happiness Venkateshwara, Godess Mahalakshmi devi and Lord of Wealth Kuberan [duplicate]

I want to know why that Lord Venkateshwara swamy got the credit from Lord Kubera however Goddess Mahalakshmi is wife of MahaVishnu itself.
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What is the importance of Goddess Radha in Shaktism?

The 39th Chapter of the 9th Book of Devi Bhagavatam mentions the following about the origin of both Radha and Lakshmi from Krishna: 4-33. Nârâyana said :-- Of old, in the beginning of the Prâkritik ...
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Is Sanvi one of the other names of goddess Lakshmi?

There are different opinion on web about this. I am not able to get any confirmation. In case of yes, it is in which language?
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Why did Lakshmi become Bhrigu's daughter Vedavalli?

I'm currently visiting India, and I just went to the Parthasarathi Vishnu temple in Chennai. The main deity of the temple is a statue installed by the sage Vyasa depicting Krishna as the charioteer ...
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Can anyone provide me the English transliteration of the famous hymn sung by Lord Indra to Mother Lakshmi in the Vishnu Purana? [closed]

There is a famous hymn sung by Lord Indra to Mother Lakshmi in the Vishnu Purana (Book 1, Chapter 9) after the Devas had regained immortality. Could anyone provide me the English translation ...
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What are the original forms of Mahakali,Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati?

According to 'Pradhanic rahasya' of Durgasaptasati, goddess Adi Shakti has three incarnations - Mahalakshmi, Mahakali, MahaSaraswati,but they are described to have four arms each which is a ...
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Does Vachaspati Mishra's depiction of Vishnu's marriage have a scriptural basis?

The Vivada Chintamani is a work by the Advaita philosopher Vachaspati Mishra on the teachings of Dharma Shastras concerning law. Vachaspati Mishra begins the Vivada Chintamani with an invocation to ...
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Which is the oldest scriptural reference for Diwali?

The festival of Diwali is associated with many legends: The first day of Dhan Trayodashi is the day when Goddess Lakshmi appeared from the Samudra Manthan. Next comes Narak Chaturdashi is when ...
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Is there a scriptural basis for the celebration of Kojagari Purnima?

There are many stories that mention the belief that Goddess Lakshmi roams on the earth on the night of Sharad Purnima, a day which is also known as Kojagari Purnima. Many people make kheer or payasam ...
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Why did Lord Jagannatha become a beggar and why His wife Lakshmi did not help him?

When Lord Jagannatha banished Lakshmi from home, She went and began to live in various places. Then Lakshmi made Lord Jagannatha and Lord Balbhadra beggars. As a result they stayed without eating ...
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Why sons of Lord Shiva & Devi Parvati are only worshipped?

As we know Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya are sons of Lord Shiva & Devi Parvati. Every Hindu know this. But there is no source which would tell who are sons of Lord Vishnu and Devi Lakshmi. Here ...
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Why does the Mahabharata mention Lakshmi as the consort of Dharma?

We all know that Lakshmi Devi is the consort of Lord Vishnu. But, at one place the MahAbhArata mentions Lakshmi as the consort of Dharma. NAmato dharma patnyastAh kirtyamAnA nivodh me | Kirti ...
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Why Lord Vishnu made Devi Lakshmi his consort?

Devi Sati is reborn as Devi Parvati, the daughter of Himavat and Mainavati, and is named Parvati. To marry to Lord Shiva she did tapasya. Due to Which Lord Shiva accepted her as wife. Has Devi ...
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Who are the parents of Devi Lakshmi?

As we know that Devi Sati is reborn as Devi Parvati, the daughter of Himavat and Mainavati, and is named Parvati. Which shows King Himavat and Mainavati are parents of Devi Parvati. But there is no ...
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What is the story of the Thiruvalavendhai Varaha temple in Mahabalipuram?

I'm currently visiting India, and I may try to see the Adi Varaha Perumal temple in Mahabalipuram, more commonly known as the Thiruvalavendhai temple. It's a difficult temple to visit; it's closed ...
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Does anyone know about Hera Panchami?

Fight Between Lord Jagannath And Laxmi at the time of Rath Yatra; known as Hera Panchami. Does anyone know about Hera Panchami mythology and the reason to celebrate it?
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Does the Devi Bhagavatam say that Lakshmi and Saraswati are daughters of Parvati?

While reading what ISKCON has to say over the authenticity of the Devi Bhagavatam, I found some people saying that the controversial Purana saying that Lakshmi and Saraswati to be the daughters of Maa ...
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Who was Kohlaasura? How did Mother Lakshmi kill him?

What is story behind him? Is the story written in some Scriptures? How did Mother kill him?
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How can Goddess Lakshmi appear before her creation

It was mentioned in Sri Bhagavatam, that even goddess Lakshmi feared to approach Lord Narasimha (reference) after Lord Narasimha killed Hiranyakasyapu. Bhagavatam also mentions the formation of ...
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Why did Goddess Lakshmi choose Lord Vishnu as her consort?

Lakshmi is also called Sri. Lakshmi personifies wealth, riches, beauty, happiness, grace, charm and splendour. She was born from the churning of the primordial ocean (Samudra manthan) and she chose ...
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Were Radha and Rukmini the same person?

I saw several videos on YouTube saying that Radha and Rukmini were the same person, but from what I have read, I wasn't able to find any references about the same. Links to YouTube videos: क्या राधा...
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What scriptures mention the “Vaikuntha-Kamalaja” form which is Half Vishnu & Half Lakshmi?

We all know "Ardhanarishvara" form of Shiva & Shakti . Similarly. Vaikuntha-Kamalaja is depicted as Vishnu-Lakshmi ,half male and half female, split down the middle. The right half is the ...
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Why Padmavathi not stayed with Lord Venkateshwara swamy on Seven Hills in Tirumala instead stayed at Tiruchanoor?

Why Goddess Padmavathi not stayed with Lord Venkateshwara swamy on Seven Hills in Tirumala instead stayed/settled at Tiruchanoor? When Goddess Sri Lakshmi met Padmavathi? At which instance or what ...
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Slokams for Navaratri first three days for durga, next three days for lakshmi and last 3 days for saraswathi

There are simple slokas consisting 4 lines to be recited on these 9 days to the devis. First three days for durga, next three days for Lakshmi and last 3 days for saraswathi. Do anybody know these ...
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Who will Kalki marry?

As you all know, Kalki is the avatar that Vishnu will take to end the Kali Yuga. In the Kalki Purana,it is stated that his wife will be Padma,an incarnation of Lakshmi. However,as per the lore of ...
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Varalakshmi Vratham

Today world is celebrating the Varalakshmi vratham. What is the significance of this? Has it been mentioned in devi bhagavatham? What is the procedure to perform this vratham? Also explain the ...
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Spiritual significance of Goddess Lakshmi serving the Lotus feet of God Vishnu

Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. Goddess Lakshmi is the “eternal” consort and shakti (energy) of God Vishnu. Goddess Lakshmi is also considered as, another aspect of ...
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Which scripture describes Lakshmi pacifying Narsimha?

Lord Narsimha is one of the prominent Vishnu's incarnation. Vishnu is believed to have taken Narsimha avatar to destroy the demon king Hiranyakashipu, as described in Shrimad Bhagwat Also, in the ...
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What is the Vaishno devi story?

What is Vaishno devi story? I have heard that Hanumanji fought with kaal bhairav in this story, is it right? Because Kaal Bhairav asked meat and wine instead of vegetarian food.
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How concept of sisters of Sita: Urmila, Shrutakeerti and Mandavi can be reconciled with concept of Mahalakshmi?

We know, Sri Rama was Avatar of Lord Vishnu, Lakshama was one quarter portion of Vishnu [a] or avatar of Adisesha. Shatrugna and Bharatha were incarnations of Sudarshana Chakra and Panchajanya Shankha ...
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Are there sects for Lakshmi or Saraswati?

There are many sects in Hinduism: Shaivas, Vaishnas and Ganapatyas, to name a few. For the Goddess, there are Shaktas. However, obviously, Shaktas are only glorifying Shakti, the wife of Shiva, more ...
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Why is only Durga associated with Devi?

As we have already established in this question, Devi(AdiShakti) incarnates as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Shaivas associate Durga with Devi as she is Shiva (their ishta devata)'s consort. However, ...