Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Laxmi - The Goddess of Wealth


Laxmi, also known as Sri, is the goddess of wealth and prosperity and the consort of Vishnu. She is said to have emerged from the churning of the ocean of milk, which incident also brought forth the divine physician Dhanvantri and Chandra, the moon.

She is also referred to as Sridevi, or the auspicious one. When Vishnu undertakes his incarnations, she usually undergoes an incarnation with him, marrying him as a mortal. She is Sita who is the wife of the Rama incarnation, and Rukmini the wife of the Krishna incarnation. She is worshipped by all, but particularly by merchants, for whom she is the principal deity, along with Ganapati, the son of Shiva.

Last Modified At: Tue Nov 2 19:12:16 2004