LAKSHMI, the Goddess of Wealth and Fortune – an Introduction

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Lakshmi, the goddess of material abundance, affluence, authority and auspiciousness, is the most popular goddess of the Hindu pantheon. An understanding of her helps in appreciating the Hindu attitude towards wealth and power.

This book brings together:

Stories of the goddess compiled from Vedas, Puranas, Tantras and fold narratives, over 200 images from different parts of India, from different times, each in a different narrative 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 her

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

108 names of the goddess that hold promise of material fulfillment

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

“Salutations to the goddess of wealth, food, property, children, health,happiness, power, beauty, luck and sacredness, who sits bejeweled 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 her, who is the earth-cow offering love and nourishment to all.”

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  • GuruM

    I tried to order via flipkart, amazon, bookadda, dial-a-book, but all had ‘Lakshmi’ and ‘Devi’ titles as ‘out-of-stock’. amazon/bookadda made me wait for a week or so before refunding.

    Finally tried the publisher website (vakils). I was able to order online via netbanking. They post by normal post so max. 15 days delivery time. With 10% discount.
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    • GuruM

      Got the books in 5 days.

      Seem quite beautiful with different and visual appeal as well as the insightful things we’ve come to expect in Devdutt-ji’s books.