Goddess of wealth. Wife of Sri Maha Vishnu. In different incarnations of Vishnu she
married Sri Rama as Sita, Sri Krishna as Rukmini and Sri Venkateshwara as Padmavati.
Devotees believe that Lakshmi resides in a place where virtue, righteous- ness, truth and
Author - N.Raganatha Sharma
Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth. She is also called 'Sri' ' Money, grain, cattle, land,
gold, and silver are forms of wealth. Who does not need them? Everybody worships
Lakshmidevi because one gets wealth if Lakshmi grants it.
Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are famous as Trimurtis ('The Trinity'). Of them, Brahma's wife
is Saraswati, Vishnu's wife is Lakshmi, and Shiva's wife is Parvati. Saraswati is the
goddess of education. Parvati is the goddess of might. Lakshmi, however, is the goddess of
wealth. Man needs all three - education, might and wealth.