Lakshmi (or Shri)
Sri Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth and Fortune
Lakshmi (or Shri) is the Hindu goddess of wealth, good fortune and the lotus flower, as well as the goddess of luck, beauty, courage and fertility. This information and photo are excerpted from www.vishnarupa.com, a rich resource of information on Hindu gods and goddesses.
“Lakshmi governs all forms of wealth and success and the paths, means and results of all forms of prosperity…. As the the consort of Lord Vishnu (Narayana), who is the God of Preservation, Lakshmi Devi is the goddess of health and beauty. Sri Lakshmi, the Mother of the Universe, embodies sublime beauty, siddhi (supernatural powers), peace, strength, balance, auspiciousness, opulence and wisdom. Because Lakshmi possesses all of these good and noble qualities, she embodies infinite wealth~ symbolizing that good and noble qualities are the only wealth we can keep.
Lakshmi Devi is always depicted sitting or standing on a lotus with golden coins flowing in an endless stream from one of her hands~ symbolic of when the lotus of wisdom blossoms, the wealth of good and noble qualities appears and Lakshmi’s blessings are present.” May you enjoy the good fortune of Lakshmi’s blessings.