: Devi - Goddess Lakshmi
Goddess Lakshmi [ Goddess of Prosperity ] :
Lord Sri Narayana or Mahavishnu is known as the preserver. The beloved
wife of Sri Narayana is Sri Lakshmi. Mother Lakshmi is always identified
with the Lord, and hence they are known as Sri Lakshmi Narayana.
Mother Lakshmi is a mother of prosperity, peace and illumination.
Without Her grace one can't have inner peace or perennial joy.
Lakshmi is commonly known as Goddess of wealth. Wealth is not only
the money. Tradition and values of life is also wealth. Our family
and progress is also wealth. Our belongings such as land, properties,
animals, grains, etc as well as virtues like patience, persistence,
purity etc in the form of a character are nothing but our wealth
and so also glory or victory. Thus this eightfold Sri Lakshmi is
known as Sri Ashta Lakshmi.
Mother Lakshmi is the source and provider of the following enumerated
well-known sixteen types of wealth and many more. (1) Fame (2) Knowledge
(3) Courage and Strength (4) Victory (5) Good Children (6) Valor
(7) Gold and other gross properties (8) Grains in abundance (9)
Happiness (10) Bliss (11) Intelligence (12) Beauty (13) Higher Aim,
High Thinking and Higher Meditation too (14) Morality and Ethics
(15) Good Health (16) Long Life. Let us glance upon the glory of
mother Ashta Lakshmi´s individual nature and forms.
Adi Lakshmi: Mother Lakshmi resides with Lord Narayana in the Vaikuntha,
the abode of Lord Narayana. She is known as Rama, means bringing
happiness to the mankind. She is also known as Indira (who holds
lotus or purity in the hands or heart.) Divine Mother's this form
is normally seen serving Sri Narayana. Lord Narayana is omnipresent.
Adi Lakshmi or Rama Lakshmi serves Sri Narayana is symbolic of her
serving the whole creation. Though Sri Narayana is attended by innumerable
devotees, still she personally loves to serve the Lord. Actually
mother Adi Lakshmi and Narayana are not two different entities but
one only. Many a place we see her form sitting in the lap of Sri
Dhanya Lakshmi: Dhanya means grains. This includes all kind of purified
food containing all essential vitamins, minerals, protein, calcium,
carbohydrate and so on. With the grace of mother Dhanya Lakshmi
one gets all essential nutrients grains, fruits, vegetables and
Dhairya Lakshmi: This form of mother Lakshmi grants the boon of
infinite courage and strength. Those, who are in tune with infinite
inner power, are always bound to have victory. Those who worship
mother Dhairya Lakshmi they live and lead a life with tremendous
patience and inner stability.
Gaja Lakshmi: In the holy book of Srimad Bhagavata the story of
the churning of the ocean by Gods and demons is explained in detail.
Author, the Sage Vyasa writes that Lakshmi came out of the ocean
during the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan). So she is known
as a daughter of the ocean. She came out of the ocean sitting on
a full-bloomed lotus and also having lotus flowers in both hands
with two elephants by her sides, holding a beautiful vessel filled
with milk and pouring it over Sri Lakshmi. Many a time we see Sri
Lakshmi standing in the lotus and elephants are pouring nectar over
her. During the festival of the lamps or the Deepavali along with
Sri Lakshmi the Ganapathi or the Elephant God also gets worshipped;
that signifies the protection from evils as well as abundant grace
and blessings for additional prosperities!
Santan Lakshmi: In the family life, the children are the greatest
treasure. Those who worship this particular form of Sri Lakshmi,
known as a Santan Lakshmi, are bestowed with the grace of mother
Lakshmi and have wealth in the form of desirable children with good
health & long life.
Vijay Lakshmi: Vijay is victory. Vijay is to get success in all
undertakings and all different facets of life. Some are strong physically
but weak mentally while others are economically rich but poor in
their attitude and cannot exert any influence. Vijay is to have
all encompassing victory. Vijay is to rejoice glory of our real
nature - Vijay is to conquer the lower nature. Vijay is the victory
in external and internal wars and of course eternal wars! Hence
those, with grace of mother Vijay Lakshmi, have victory everywhere,
at all time, in all conditions. Victory to Vijay Lakshmi!!
Dhana Lakshmi: Dhana is wealth. But as per Rigved´s Purush
Shukta Dhana is not only a wealth in coins and currency. Even Sun
and moon, fire and stars, rains and nature, oceans and mountains,
rivers and streams, all these are our wealth, so are the progeny,
our inner will power, our character and our virtues. With the grace
of mother Dhana Lakshmi we will get all these in abundance.
Vidya Lakshmi: Vidya is education. Education is not mere studies
to receive the degrees and diplomas certificates from the educational
institutes or universities. Serenity, Regularity, Absence of Vanity,
Sincerity, Simplicity, Veracity, Equanimity, Fixity, Non-irritability,
Adaptability Humility, Tenacity, Integrity, Nobility, Magnanimity,
Charity, Generosity and Purity are the eighteen "itis"
that only can give immortality.
Education, which cannot give peace to the soul or cannot give the
knowledge of the Self and the inner satisfaction, is not education.
Education, which cannot wipe the tears of others, known or unknown,
is not education. Education is the understanding the situation and
silence or art of living and leading the life that can make the
life, the Life Divine, where the ultimate Goal of the life is the
Such Education can come only through discrimination and dispassion.
One can have abundant amount of money, but if he does not know how
to make good use of it, it will work to his disadvantage. If an
alcoholic or a drug addict gets a big sum of money, it will only
hasten his downward journey to destruction. Vidya Lakshmi is the
understanding and the knowledge to mold the ordinary life into the
Divine Life. A life of Service, a life of feeling for a fellow being,
a life of charity and generosity, a life of purity, a life for seeking
a soul within the soul and a life with an ultimate aim of the realization
of the ABSOLUTE is the only real education, which can come only
with the grace of Vidya Lakshmi.
Thus all these eightfold Sri Lakshmi is ultimately one single power
only. That is Adishakti.
|Roman : Mercury
|"Mercury is god of trade
and profit, merchants and travelers, but
originally of the trade in corn."
Mercury is god of trade and profit, merchants and travelers, but
originally of the trade in corn. In later times he was equated with
the Greek Hermes. He had a temple in Rome near the Circus Maximus
on the Aventine Hill which dates back to 495 BCE. This temple was
connected to some kind of trade fair. His main festival, the Mercuralia,
was celebrated on May 15 and on this day the merchants sprinkled
their heads and their merchandise with water from his well near
the Porta Capena.
During the time of the Roman Empire the cult of Mercury was widely
spread, especially among the Celtic and Germanic peoples. The Celts
have their Gaulish Mercury, and the Germans identified him with
The attributes of Mercury are the caduceus (a staff with two intertwined
snakes) and a purse (a symbol of his connection with commerce).
He is portrayed similarly to Hermes: dressed in a wide cloak, wearing
talaria (winged sandals) and petasus (winged hat).
Mercury is also known as Alipes ("with the winged feet").
|Greek : Hermes
Greek god of riches, trade and good fortune. He is also the
messenger or herald of the gods."
The Greek god of riches, trade and good fortune. He is also the messenger
or herald of the gods.
|Slavic : Veles
|"Slavic god of cattle
and horned livestock (skotnyi bog). Veles also
became associated with commerce, wealth, and prosperity; merchants
often sealed their agreements by swearing upon his name, and legal
documents sometimes concluded with oaths to him."
god of cattle and horned livestock (skotyi bog). Veles also became
associated with commerce, wealth, and prosperity; merchants often
sealed their agreements by swearing upon his name, and legal documents
sometimes concluded with oaths to him. This second attribute has
led Roman Jakobson to speculate that, as an older, Indo-European
deity, Veles absorbed some of the functions of the Vedic god Varuna,
who was seen in part as a protector of world order and a guarantor
of promises. B. A. Rybakov argues that Veles emerged during the
neolithic era as a "master of the forest" – presiding
over the souls of wild animals killed for food – then underwent
a transformation to a "god of flocks" as Slavic societies
made the transition from hunting and gathering to a more settled,
agricultural existence. Some Baltic groups worshipped Veles as well,
but connected him more with the underworld and the dead; the Lithuanian
root vele means "shade of the deceased" or "shadow
After the Christianization of the Slavs, Veles's identity was absorbed
into the new religious order in several ways. In some places, he
disappeared altogether. In others, Veles was depicted as the devil;
the fact that he had often been pictured as a horned god made this
equation natural, and as late as the 16th century, the Czechs referred
to Veles as a demon. On the other hand, most Orthodox Russians identified
Veles with St. Vlas (Blasius), who became the patron saint of livestock.
Icons of St. Vlas were placed in cattle sheds, and on the saint's
name day (February 12), cattle were treated to special feed.
|Aztec : Cochimetl
|"The Aztec god of merchants
|Celtic : Teutates
"Teutates is an ancient Celtic god who was worshipped especially
in Gaul. He is the god of war, fertility, and wealth."
is an ancient Celtic god who was worshipped especially in Gaul.
He is the god of war, fertility, and wealth. His name means "the
god of the tribe", from the Gallic touta which means
"tribe" or "people" (similar to the Celtic tuatha).
Teutates is also known under the names of Albiorix ("king of
the world") and Caturix ("king of the battle"). Human
sacrifices were made to appease him. He is the equivalent of the
Roman god Mars.
|Shinto : Daikoku
Japanese god of wealth and protector of the soil and patron of farmers.
He is one of the Shichi Fukujin. Called the Great Black One, he makes
wishes of mortals come true. He is portrayed as a fat and prosperous
man, standing or seated on two bags of rice and with a bag of jewels
on his shoulder. On his chest he has a golden sun disk and in his
hand he holds a magic mallet (with male and female symbols) which
fulfils all wishes. His familiar is the rat, and he is a friend of
children. Ebisu is his son. Sometimes the image is of a goddess, called
|African : Oshun
|"The Yoruba goddess of
love and pleasure, beauty, and diplomacy and is
associated with money."
The Yoruba goddess of love and pleasure,
beauty, and diplomacy and is associated with money. Oshun is a very
generous goddess and benign to mankind, but also possesses an extraordinary
temper, which is difficult to sway. In most cases, she teaches the
people to overcome their difficulties through kindness and negotiation.
|Roman : Abundantia
minor Roman goddess of abundance, prosperity and good fortune. Her
attribute is a cornucopia ("horn of plenty") with which
distributes grain and money."
A minor Roman goddess of abundance,
prosperity and good fortune. Her attribute is a cornucopia ("horn
of plenty") with which she distributes grain and money. After
the Roman occupation of France, she remained in French folklore
as Lady Hobunde.
|Roman : Eventus Bonus
Bonus ("good ending") is the Roman god of success in business,
but who also ensured a good harvest."
Eventus Bonus ("good
ending") is the Roman god of success in business, but who also
ensured a good harvest. His statue stood on the Capitol in Rome,
near the temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus.
|Roman : Minerva
|"The Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine,
the arts, dyeing, science and
trade, but also of war."
The Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine,
the arts, dyeing, science and trade, but also of war. As Minerva
Medica she is the patroness of physicians. She is the daughter of
Jupiter. In the temple on the Capitoline Hill she was worshipped
together with Jupiter and Juno, with whom she formed a powerful
triad of gods. Another temple of her was located on the Aventine
Hill. The church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva is built on one of
her temples. Every year from March 19 - 23 the Quinquatria was held,
the primary Minerva-festival. This festival was mainly celebrated
by artisans but also by students. On June 13 the minor Quinquatrus
Minerva is believed to be the inventor of numbers and musical instruments.
She is thought to be of Etruscan origin, as the goddess Menrva or
Menerva. Later she was equated with the Greek Athena.
|Central America : Misca
|"The Niquiran god of merchants."
|Greek : Plutus
Greek god and personification of wealth, regarded as the son Demeter."
The Greek god and personification of wealth, regarded as the son
Demeter. He is said to have been blinded by Zeus, that he might
dispense his gifts blindly and without regard to merit. His attributes
are a cornucopia and a basket filled with ears of corn.
|TIBET : Jamabla
(also Dzambala) is the God of wealth and appropriately a member of
the Jewel family. In hindu Mythology Jambala known as Kuvera. Is also
believed to be an emanation of Avalokiteshwor Chenre.
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