A Hindu and Buddhist Goddess of prosperity both material and spiritual and the wife of Vishnu, Lakshmi is depicted on a full bloom lotus blossom and holding a lotus bud which stands for beauty purity and fertility. She is an earth fertility and water Goddess, her four hands represent the four ends to human life Dharma (righteousness), Karma (desires), Artha (wealth), and Moksha (liberation from the cycle of birth and death).
A great Goddess to call on for this time of year when we've all spent too much and are worrying about money, as she can help you manifest abundance and stop worrying about money. But be warned she does not reside alongside anyone who is lazy or only desires her for wealth.
If you'd like more information about Lakshmi there's a great page with Free Hindu Goddess wallpapers as well as more information. The post title is also a link to a very informative page on about.com about her.
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