Goddess Lakshmi is consort of Lord Vishnu – is symbolism of wealth and prosperity.
- Lakshmi represents the goal of life including worldly and spiritual prosperity.
- She is also called as Shri / Sri. She is believed to provide Lord Vishnu with wealth for the maintenance and preservation of the creation.
- The four arms in four directions represent the omnipresence and omnipotence of the Goddess.
- The red color with golden lining cloth indicates that she is always busy distributing wealth and prosperity to the devotees.
- The lotus seat represents that enjoying the wealth without being obsessed by it.
- The four hands represent the dharma, the artha, the kama and the moksha.
- The gold coins depict the wealth and prosperity given by her. The two elephants signify the name and fame.
- Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped at home shrines and temples.
- She is offered special poojas during Diwali.
It is believed that goddess Lakshmi visits the houses of devotees on the 3rd day of Diwali festival. Hence, the houses are cleaned, lamps are lit in front of the houses to invite her.
Famous Lakshmi temples in India.
- Sri Maha Lakshmi Temple – Kolhapur
- Sri Lakshmi Narayani Golden Temple – Thirumalaikodi, Near Vellore
- Maha Laxmi Temple – Mumbai
- Arulmigu Mahalakshmi Temple/Sri AshtaLakshmi Temple – Besant Nagar, Chennai
- Lakshmi temple – Khajuraho
- Sri Lakshmi Kubera Temple, Vandalur, Rathnamangalam, Chennai.
- Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) – New Delhi
- Chattarpur Mandir – New Delhi
- Lakshmi Devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli
Visit Lakshmi temples in India and seek her blessings.