Sri Ashta Lakshmi – God as Mother of Prosperity
Ashta Lakshmi represents the eight different forms of Goddess Laxmi, she is the consort and shakti of Shri Hari Vishnu. She is especially known as the Goddess of beauty, fortune, wealth, and power.
Almighty Lord Sri Narayana or Mahavishnu is known for looking after the welfare and well being of the phenomenal world or the creation. The power or energy of Sri Narayana is Sri Lakshmi. Mother Lakshmi is always identified with the Lord, and hence they are known as Sri Lakshmi Narayana. Mother Lakshmi is a mother of prosperity, peace, and illumination. Without her grace, one can’t have inner peace or perennial joy.
Lakshmi is commonly known as the Goddess of wealth. However, wealth not only means money, it also means having higher values and virtues of life. The power of the mind and intellect are also significant if one wants to be truly wealthy – spiritual wealth. Our family and progress are also wealth. Our belongings such as land, properties, animals, grains, etc as well as virtues like patience, persistence, purity, etc in the form of a character are nothing but our wealth and so also glory or victory. Thus, this eightfold Sri Lakshmi is known as Sri Ashta Lakshmi.
1. Dhan Lakshmi or Vaibhav Lakshmi
The wealth of money and riches: “Dhan” and “Vaibhav” mean money, riches, fortune, and income. It is the usual way we perceive and understand wealth. This wealth is of great importance to one who wishes to live an enriched and happy life.
2. Gaj Lakshmi
The wealth of Elephants or vehicles: Gaja Lakshmi. In the holy book of Srimad Bhagavata, the story of the churning of the ocean by Gods and demons is explained in detail. Author, Sage Vyasa writes that Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan). So she is known as the daughter of the ocean.
She came out of the ocean sitting on a full-bloomed lotus and also having lotus flowers in both hands with two elephants by her sides, holding a beautiful vessel filled with milk and pouring it over Sri Lakshmi. Many a time we see Sri Lakshmi standing in the lotus and elephants are pouring nectar over her. During the festival of the lamps or the Deepavali along with Sri Lakshmi, the Ganapati or the Elephant God also gets worshipped; that signifies the protection from evils as well as abundant grace and blessings for additional prosperities!
3. Adi Lakshmi
The wealth of endless prosperity. Goddess of no beginning or end: “Adi” means eternal existence. Adi Lakshmi signifies the never-ending nature of the Goddess. She has no start and no end. She is continuous. Wealth should, therefore, flow continuously also. It too has always been there and always will be there.
4. Vijay Lakshmi
The wealth of victory, perseverance, courage, and confidence: “Vijay” means victory. This Goddess symbolizes the wealth of courage, confidence, fearlessness, and victory. This wealth strengthens our character and keeps us moving along successfully on our life paths.
5. Dhairya Lakshmi
The wealth of patience, strategy, planning, objectivity: “Dhairya” means patience. This wealth gives us the spiritual strength to face good and bad times with equal ease. It signifies the importance of planning and strategy in all our actions so we may move with caution and reach our target each time.
6. Dhanya Lakshmi
The wealth of grain, food, nourishment, and health: “Dhanya” means grain. Food is our most basic and most important wealth. We need food to sustain life. Being wealthy means we have an abundance of food that keeps us nourished and healthy.
7. Vidya Lakshmi
The wealth of education, knowledge, skills: “Vidya” means knowledge. To be knowledgeable means that we have skills of various kinds. We have general information about our local, national, and international issues. We can partake in sharing information.
8. Santan Lakshmi
The wealth of children, legacy, family, friends, well-wishers: “Santan” means children. Goddess Lakshmi symbolizes the social nature of man. We need each other. Children are our wealth. They are our future. The family is the basic unit of people who bring up their children. Life moves forward through children. Praying to her with devotion will always fulfill your wishes.
“Om Mahalakshmyai cha vidmahe, Vishnu patnyai cha dhimahi, Tanno Lakshmihi prachodayat”
Ashta Laxmi Yantra
The Ashta Laxmi Yantra is beneficial for gaining wealth, progress in life, good health, profit in business, child security, increase in intelligence, spiritual powers, family safety, happiness in life, success and prosperity,
Ashta Laxmi Yantra Benefits
- Ashta Laxmi Yantra is very beneficial for getting Divine grace and blessings.
- Brings good fortune, luck, wealth and prosperity, success in every aspect of life, and also removes obstacles.
- You can keep in Temple, Mandir, Home, Car, and Office.
- This yantra is powerful and auspicious for achieving success and happy family life.