Lakshmi – The goddess of wealth and prosperity and consort of the preserver God Vishnu.
Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity and consort of Hindu God, Vishnu – the god of preservance. Lakshmi was emerged from the ocean of milk – Ksheer Sagar – when it was churned by the Devas (demi-gods) and Asuras (demons) to extract out Amrit – the elixir of life. Lakshmi personifies wealth, riches, and beauty. When Vishnu descended to earth in his avatars as Ram and Krishna, Lakshmi incarnates as the avatar’s consort. The festival of Diwali and Sharad Purnima are devoted to Goddess Lakshmi. She is depicted four-armed goddess, standing on a lotus, holding a pot containing wealth, a lotus, and bestowing her worshippers with wealth and prosperity. In the background are an elephant and her animal mount, owl.