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Lakshmi - The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune - An Introduction
Lakshmi - The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune - An Introduction

Lakshmi - The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune - An Introduction

by Devdutt Pattanaik

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Language

English

Publisher

Vakils, Freffer & Simons

ISBN

8187111585 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 110

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Vakils, Freffer & Simons
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 110
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187111585

Description

Lakshmi, the goddess of material abundance, affluence, authority and auspiciousness, is the most popular goddess of the Hindu pantheon. An understanding of her helps one appreciate the Hindu attitude towards wealth and power. This book brings together:

Stories of the goddess compiled from Vedas, Puranas, Tantras and folk narratives

Over 200 images from different parts of India, from different times, each in a different style

Symbols associated with fertility that are an integral part of Lakshmi worship

Explanation of her attributes and her enigmatic association with demons and the nether regions

Description of rituals, temples, and festivals dedicated to here

Philosophical and metaphysical thoughts that make her worship significant even in modern times

108 names of the goddess that hold the promise of material fulfillment

Text and simple translation of Kanakadhara (inflowing gold) Stotra of Adi Shankaracharya

MAHA -LAKSHMI

Salutation to the goddess of wealth, food, property, children, health, happiness, power, beauty, luck and sacredness, who sits bejewelled on a dew-drenched lotus, holding in her hand a golden pot overflowing with grain and gold, who is entertained by the songs of elephants in rut, who is the strength of the cosmic-king Vishnu, the mother of the god of love, whose eyes hold the promise of contentment and fulfillment, who is restless but generous to all those who adore here, who is the earth-cow offering love and nourishment to all.

Contents

Acknowledgements

About this Book

The Lakshmi Heritage

Ascent of Lakshmi

Rescue of the Earth-goddess

Manifestations of Lakshmi

Lakshmi's Sister

Companions of Lakshmi

Attributes of Lakshmi

Worship of Lakshmi

Festivals of Lakshm

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