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Ashta Lakshmi | Eight Forms of Goddess Lakshmi


Ashta Lakshmi

Ashta Lakshmi - 8 Forms of Sri Lakshmi

Dhana Lakshmi
Dhana Lakshmi
Dhanya Lakshmi
Dhanya Lakshmi
Gaja Lakshmi
Gaja Lakshmi
Santana Lakshmi
Santana Lakshmi
Veera Lakshmi
Veera Lakshmi
Vijaya Lakshmi
Vijaya Lakshmi
Aishwarya Lakshmi
Aishwarya Lakshmi

List of Ashta Lakshmi

In Hinduism, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in several forms. The most popular forms of Goddess Lakshmi are eight which are collectively known as Ashta Lakshmi. There are different opinions on the manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi in Ashta Lakshmi. However, following manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi are mentioned while describing the iconography of Ashta Lakshmi.

  1. Adi Lakshmi - the primal mother goddess
  2. Dhana Lakshmi - goddess of material wealth
  3. Dhanya Lakshmi - goddess of good harvest and grains
  4. Gaja Lakshmi - goddess of power and strength
  5. Santana Lakshmi - goddess of off-springs and progeny
  6. Veera Lakshmi - goddess of courage and strength
  7. Vijaya Lakshmi - goddess of victory
  8. Aishwarya Lakshmi - goddess of comfort and luxury

In Ashta Lakshmi Stotram, composed in the 1970s by Shri U. Ve Mu Srinivasavaradacharyar, Veera Lakshmi is replaced by Dhairya Lakshmi and Aishwarya Lakshmi is replaced by Vidya Lakshmi. As per the Stotram the list of Ashta Lakshmi is as following.

  1. Adi Lakshmi
  2. Dhanya Lakshmi
  3. Dhairya Lakshmi - goddess of patience and self-restraint
  4. Gaja Lakshmi
  5. Santana Lakshmi
  6. Vijaya Lakshmi
  7. Vidya Lakshmi - goddess of wisdom and knowledge
  8. Dhana Lakshmi

In Ashta Lakshmi Ashtottara Shatanamavali i.e. 108 Names of Ashta Lakshmi, the 8 forms of Ashta Lakshmi are similar to that of Ashtalakshmi Stotram but replaces Dhana Lakshmi by Aishwarya Lakshmi.

It is significant to mention that Vijaya Lakshmi is also known as Jaya Lakshmi. The other forms of Goddess Lakshmi, which are also worshipped, include

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