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Goddess of wealth and wife of Lord Vishnu.

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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 ...
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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, ...
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What is the significance of calling Mahalakshmi “Mahodare”?

As we all know that Mahaganapaty is described as having a large belly.In fact one of His many names is "LambaJathara" or "Mahodara" literally meaning one having a big belly. But in the Mahalakshmi ...
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Who is Vishnu's wife Nila?

Can somebody give me some information on the Goddess Nila? I read about Her in this question: What scriptures describe Krishna's lover Nappinnai? Vishnu's other wives, Lakshmi and BhumiDevi are ...
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How did Sita marry Ram and Varuni marry Varuna?

Bhumidevi is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Her daughter is Sita. If this is so, how did Lord Vishnu/Rama marry his wife's daughter? Lakshmi,who comes out of the ocean of milk,is considered the daughter of ...
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Is Mahishasura Mardini Lakshmi or Durga?

Who is the killer of Mahishasura? Is it Durga or Lakshmi? My confusion arises after finding out that Lakshmi killed Mahishsura in the Devi Mahatmaya. Goddess Mahalakshmi is the presiding Goddess of ...
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Is Lakshmi an avatar of Durga? [duplicate]

I read that Lakshmi is the avatar of Durga in this article: Gauri is seen as a milder form of Kali, which is why she wears a saree and ties her hair with a string of flowers. Sometimes, she comes ...
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Were Lakshmi and Saraswati sisters of Ganesha and Kartikeya?

Some people say that both Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati are sisters of Lord Shiva's sons Ganesha and Kartikeya. Is this true or false?
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Who are Adi Shakti and Durga?

The many names of the Goddess are Adi Shakti, Shakti, Durga and Devi. Are they the same person? Here is what I have gathered from numerous sources such as Wikipedia: Durga, who is known as Parvati, ...
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Did Goddess Lakshmi or Goddess Saraswati (not Adishakthi or Durga) kill any demons?

I know Parvati Devi killed Demon Mahishasura with help of other Shaktis by manifesting into Goddess Durga. So, Adishakti killed Mahishasura through Parvathi Devi. I think same is the case with Goddess ...
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Why do Bengalis celebrate Kali Puja during Diwali?

I don't know why, during Diwali, the Bengalis celebrate Kali Puja? Why don't they worship Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha?
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Is Goddess Lakshmi too a manifestation of Lord Vishnu himself?

I have read somewhere that Shiva and Brahma are manifestations of Vishnu himself and that he is the origin of all beings so I was just curious to know if his consort Goddess Lakshmi too is a ...
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Who spoke the Lakshmi ashtakam & did Lakshmi really kill Kolhasura?

The Lakshmi Ashtakam which starts as Indra uvācha: Namosthesthu Maha Maye, Sree peede, sura poojithe, Sanka , chakra, Gadha hasthe, Maha Lakshmi Namosthuthe. 1 Namasthe ...
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Why vishnu on ksheera sagara?

Lord Vishnu rests on Ananta-Shesha, together with his consort Goddess Lakshmi, who is massaging His feet in Ksheera Sagar. I want to ask what message is being passed through this to a common man. I ...
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What is the story of Shiva becoming the Lord of Silver after worshipping Lakshmi?

As I discuss in this answer, one of the early movements that was important in the development of Vaishnavism was the ancient Pancharatra movement, whose sacred texts consist of detailed procedures to ...
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What is the significance of Sri Suktam which is part of Rigveda?

Sri Suktam of RigVeda describes the nama, rupa, swaroopa, greatness etc. of Goddess Sri, who is Vishnu patni (wife of Lord Vishnu). Now, the question is what is the significance and how should it be ...
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What is the significance of Sahasranamam?

Sahasranamam has 1000 names of a God, but why is it necessary. What is the prominence of it?
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History behind the name Lakshmi Ganapathi

What is the history behind the name Lakshmi Ganapathi Why is it said that to keep idol of Lakshmi Ganapathi inside the house such that Ganapathi won't allow Lakshmi to leave the house? What was the ...
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What is the story of Alakshmi?

I have read somewhere that in the process of Sagar-Manthan, along with Goddess Lakshmi came her sister Alakshmi. Opposite of Lakshmi, Alakshmi is the goddess of misfortune. There are some other ...
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Was Vishnu's incarnation sage Narayana married?

As I discuss in this question, one of the most prominent incarnations of Vishnu in ancient times was the sage Narayana, twin brother of the sage Nara and son of Yama god of death. Nara and Narayana ...
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Rules for wearing yagyopavit by women (yes it is possible)

I was going through this post answered by @Keshav Srinivasan , the following photograph (2nd in the answer) Depicts Shriman Narayana with his two wives, now begins my question is the goddess are ...
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Why do we worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on Diwali?

Diwali the festival of lights is mainly celebrated as on this day Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after completing their 14 year exile. But generally everywhere we find that we worship Lord Ganesha and ...
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What scriptures describe the story of Vishnu's “subservience” to Lakshmi in the Nachiyar Koil temple?

In most Vishnu temples, the statue of Vishnu is in the center of the shrine, with his wife Lakshmi (and sometimes his wife Bhumidevi) at his side. But I recently went to a famous Vishnu temple near ...
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What is the story of Parashurama's wife Dharani?

In this passage of the Vishnu Purana, the various incarnations of Vishnu's wife Lakshmi are described: For in like manner as the lord of the world, the god of gods, Janárddana, descends amongst ...
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Which forms of God are considered Supreme? [closed]

What forms of God are considered to be the Supreme Being? Lord Krishna says about demigods that who worship demigods will get material desires, but to get moksha one must worship me only. Are Ganesha,...
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Is Goddess Lakshmi goddess of happiness or wealth?

What does goddess Lakshmi symbolize. Does she represent happiness or wealth. Most of the people say that she is wealth but I refute it because, Lord Vishnu, the ruler of the life, her husband is the ...
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Why did Sita have a past life?

Sita is the incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi and is said to have been the reincarnation of Vedavati, also an incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi. The story about Vedavati seems like only a prelude ...
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How to do Lakshmi Puja in Diwali?

What is the best way to do Lakshmi Puja in Diwali? So how should one go with the following before starting with the puja? What are the things that we need to use? What is the actual process?
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How is the existence of Krishna's 8 Chief Wives reconciled with the idea of Vishnu/Lakshmi?

Krishna's 16100 junior wives come with an explanation of rescue from a life of indignity. Rukmini and Radha are both supposed to be avatars of Lakshmi. But then, how is Krishna's marriage to his ...
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What is the story of Lakshmi's son Chikleeta?

The Khilani of the Rig Veda contains the famous Sri Sukta, a hymn to Lakshmi goddess of wealth. This is what verses 11-12 of the Sri Sukta say: Sloka 11: We are the progeny of our forefather, Sage ...
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Why Vishnu agrees to stay at Lakshmi's place after marriage?

Lord Vishnu is married to Lakhsmiji . After marriage he preferred to stay with goddess Lakshmiji in the Sea . The Sea is considered as Father of Lakshmiji. So what made lord Vishnu stay in the sea?
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Why is Saraswati shown with Ganesha and Lakshmi?

Picture frames, especially the one in Diwali, Lord Ganesha is shown with Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi. Why is that so? I know the story of Lakshmi adopting Ganesha as his son from Parvati. ...
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Who are the children of Vishnu and Lakshmi?

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 ...
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What is the story of Vamana's wife Kirti and son Brihatshloka?

In the Srimad Bhagavatam, there's a description of the spouses and descendants of the Adityas, a group of 12 gods who are the sons of Aditi and the sage Kashyapa. The Adityas include Surya, Indra, ...

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