Dhanalakshmi, Dhanalakṣmī, Dhana-lakshmi: 1 definition



Dhanalakshmi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Dhanalakṣmī can be transliterated into English as Dhanalaksmi or Dhanalakshmi, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Pāñcarātra

Dhanalakṣmī (धनलक्ष्मी, “Wealth Lakṣmī”):—One of the eight primary forms of Lakṣmī (aṣṭhalakṣmī) presiding over all forms of resources, wealth and prosperity. She has six arms, is garbed in red garments, carries cakra (discus), śaṅkha (conch), Amṛta-kumbha (a pitcher containing Amṛta, ‘nectar of immortality’), bow-arrow, a lotus and showing abhaya-mudra with gold coins falling from it.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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