Laxmi: 1 definition



Laxmi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Apam Napat: Indian Mythology

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.

India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: A translation of Jhaverchand Meghanis non translated folk tales

Laxmi refers to “Laxmi is a goddess of wealth and wife of Lord Vishnu”.—It is defined in the glossary attached to the study dealing with Gujarat Folk tales composed by Gujarati poet Jhaverchand Meghani (1896-1947)

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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