There are many tales from Puranas and subsequently myths about Lakshmi, especially the churning of the ocean. The entire cosmos and the story of creation revolves around Devi and her grace. How she enchanted the demons and how the universe was saved with her help. The power of 'Shakti' is not fathomable, it is the energy that protects, deeply spiritual and mystical. It is hard for the human mind to understand, because God and everything that is connected with God, cannot become an object of human understanding. Sometimes, we think that we have understood but very soon a certain turn of events render us amazed and once again we start to contemplate on divine upsurge. This is devotion, this is our ultimate 'seeking of knowledge'.
It is easier to relate to the female divine energy as she is mother incarnate. Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, She is the power and consort of the powerful- Vishnu, the preserver, she is the power of multiplicity Shree or Lakshmi, depicted in the Vedas, as the Goddess of wealth and fortune, power and beauty. According to the Puranas, she was the incarnated daughter of the sage Bhrigu and his wife Khyati. She was later born out of Ksheer Sagar (ocean of milk) while being churned more popularly known as Samudra Manthan. Hence, her appellation,'Ksheera Samudra Raja Tanaya'. As consort of Vishnu, she is born as his spouse whenever he incarnates. When Vishnu appeared as Vamana, Parasurama, Rama, Krishna, she appeared as Padma or Kamala, Dharani, Sita and Rukmini. She is as inseparable from Vishnu as is Durga from Maheshwara. The inseparable element of speech from meaning or knowledge from intellect or good deeds from righteousness is symbolic in the image of Lakshmi- Vishnu. Vishnu represents the male energy and Lakshmi is female. The particular image in which she stands on a lotus holding lotuses in each of her hands is a very radiating and enchanting energy and is called Padma or Kamala.
he is worshiped in various images, dark, pink, golden, yellow or white. What implies behind each of the colors is highly symbolical in its implication. If Lakshmi is pictured as dark in complexion, it is to show that she is the consort of Vishnu, the dark god. When she is golden yellow, she is the source of infinite wealth. This is the most popular image of Maha Lakshmi with the skin of gold. Mahalakshmi, an aspect of Durga, is shown with eight hands holding different items and each represent something.
When Lakshmi is worshiped in a temple, she is shown seated on a lotus throne, with four hands holding padma(lotus), shankha( conch shell), amrita kalasha (pot of ambrosia) and bilva fruit( a kind of fruit) Her four hands signify her power to grant the (chatur vidha) four type of purusharthas (ends of human life), dharma (righteousness), artha (wealth), kama (bodily pleasures), moksha (beatitude). The bow and arrow, mace and discus are also added in the image of Maha Lakshmi.
In the white, she represents the purest form of 'prakriti' (nature) from which the universe developed.
As she is the mother of all, the pinkish complexion reflects her compassion for creatures. Temples just for Lakshmi are rare, she is complete with Vishnu or Narayana just as he is ineffective without her manifestation.
Shree is the personification of Goddess Lakshmi herself. Shree yantra is the symbol of the Goddess of bounty and plenty. 'Shree Yantra' - Shree meaning wealth and Yantra - Meaning 'Instrument' - The Instrument for Wealth. This Yantra brings immense material and spiritual wealth. Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity manifests herself at the place where this holy yantra is placed and worshiped. Since ancient times, it has been a common practice to install a Shree Yantra at the gate of all Hindu temples. It is believed that any person can gain wealth, fame, respect, power, prosperity, vehicles and all luxuries by simply placing a Shree Yantra at home and worshiping it. Installing a Shree Yantra in one's home or at the place of work will protect from all Vaastu deficiencies. So, if you are facing financial instability or Vaastu deficiencies or want to enhance your over all prosperity?
Like every year, Cyber Astro is going to organize Kanak Dhara Yagna to worship Goddess Lakshmi to seek her blessings on your life and get grace & wisdom on different aspects of your life. Enroll for it and seek the awaited wisdom and wealth in your life. Don’t forget to take your Shree Yantra along!