Sunday, October 14, 2018

The 6th day/nite of NAVARATRI, MAHALAKSMI focus:

Significance of Devi Mahalakshmi

Devi Mahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth, love, prosperity, fortune and beauty and is the single embodiment of all the Ashtalakshmis in one aspect and hence referred as Maha (great) Lakshmi. She is also referred simply as Sri and in Tamil as Thirumagal and resides in the heart of Lord Vishnu. She is also represented in two forms namely Bhudevi (Mother earth) and Sridevi representing Prakrithi or world of energy. As Bhudevi and Sridevi She accompanies Lord Venkateswara.
   Sri Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, auspiciousness, purity, prosperity and generosity. Lakshmi, the Consort of Sri Maha Vishnu, also incarnates as Sita (during Vishnu's avatar as Rama) and Rukmini and Radha (during Vishnu's manifestation as Krishna).She is often depicted as an indescribably beautiful woman, seated on a full-bloomed lotus, holding lotus buds in two of her hands, a pot of gold in the third and benignly blessing all those who come to her for help. She is flanked by elephants, which symbolizes her royal status. Sri Mahalakshmi, being the Goddess of Wealth, is also depicted as dressed in rich red silk, fully ornamented from head to toe in gold and precious stones. Sri Mahalakshmi's four hands represent four Spiritual virtues. The fully bloomed lotus she is seated on, represents the seat of Divine Truth. The aura of joy surrounding her depicts mental and spiritual balance. Peace and prosperity always exist around her.