Significance of Laxmi:-
Lakshmi Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी, Lakṣmī, sometimes spelled Laxmi, lit. ’she who leads to one’s goal’), also known as Shri (Sanskrit: श्री, : Śrī, lit. ’Noble’), is one of the principal goddesses in Hinduism. She is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, beauty, fertility and prosperity, and associated with Maya (“Illusion”). Along with Parvati and Saraswati, she forms the Tridevi of Hindu goddesses.
Within the goddess-oriented Shaktism, Lakshmi is venerated as the prosperity aspect of the Mother Goddess. Lakshmi is both the consort and the divine energy of the Hindu god Vishnu, the Supreme Being of vaishnvaism; she is also the Supreme Goddess in the sect and assists Vishnu to create, protect, and transform the universe. She is an especially prominent figure in Sri Vaishnavaism, in which devotion to Lakshmi is deemed to be crucial to reach Vishnu. Whenever Vishnu descended on the earth as an avatar, Lakshmi accompanied him as consort, for example, as Sita and Radha or Rukmini as consorts of Vishnu’s avatars Rama and Krishna, respectively. The eight prominent manifestations of Lakshmi, the Ashtalakshmi, symbolise the eight sources of wealth.
Lakshmi is depicted in Indian art as an elegantly dressed, prosperity-showering golden-coloured woman standing or sitting in the padmasanaposition upon a lotus throne, while holding a lotus in her hand, symbolising fortune, self-knowledge, and spiritual liberation. Her iconography shows her with four hands, which represent the four aspects of human life important to Hindu culture: dharma, kama, artha, and moksha. The Lakshmi Sahasranama of the Skanda Purana, Lakshmi Tantra, Markandeya Purana, Devi Mahatamya, and Vedic scriptures describe Lakshmi as having eight or eighteen hands, and as sitting on Garuda, a lion, or a tiger. According to the Laxmi tantra, the goddess Lakshmi, in her ultimate form of Mahasri, has four arms of a golden complexion, and holds a citron, a club, a shield, and a vessel containing amrita. In the Skanda Purana and the Venkatachala Mahatmayam, Sri, or Lakshmi, is praised as the mother of Bramha.
Archaeological discoveries and ancient coins suggest the recognition and reverence for Lakshmi existing by the 1st millennium BCE. Lakshmi’s iconography and statues have also been found in Hindu temples throughout Southeast Asia, estimated to be from the second half of the 1st millennium CE. The day of Lakshmi Puja during navaratri, and the festivals of Deepavali and Sharad Purnima (Kojagiri Purnima) are celebrated in her honour.
Brass Ganesha is the Hindu goddess of wealth also bring prosperity and remove all your obstacles in life. Ganesha as the god of beginnings, he is honored at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is worshiped first on every pooja and is the God of pure consciousness, good luck, knowledge and wisdom. Lord Ganesha represents Joy and Happiness which is symbolic to bring Prosperity and Good Luck. Perfect for gifting during House Warming’s, business gifts, welcome gifts and festivals etc.
Significance of Ganesha:-
Ganesha is also know as Ganapati, is the most revered, loved and distinctive deity among the pantheon of Hindu gods. With his large elephant head, chubby and pot-bellied human body, his role as the supreme-being, powerful enough to remove obstacles and ensure success is of paramount importance. Besides being the remover of all obstacles, he is also the God of Good Fortune who ensures prosperity and success. It is his blessings that are taken before the commencement of any auspicious endeavor.
Invoking Ganesha’s presence can be especially helpful for:
- To commence any big or small endeavor in which you want to succeed.
- Creative and artistic projects.
- Seeking wisdom before making a big decision such as deciding whether to leave a job or change careers.
- Any situation where an obstacle is preventing you from success.
- As a witness and guide during a wedding ceremony.
- Maintaining a harmonious home.
He aptly named “Lord of the People” (Gana means the common people) and is generally depicted with four hands, one of which (his lower left) is holding a few round Indian sweets, of which he is very fond. His lower right hand is usually depicted in the abhaya mudra or blessing pose as a gesture of reassurance and safety, which dispels fear and offers divine protection to his devotees. His vehicle (vahana) is a rat, which he rides, is an symbolic extension of himself and his powers that represents his ability to overcome any obstacle big or small.
Significance Of Saraswati:-
As the goddess of knowledge, literature, music, and the arts, Saraswati is said to be the mother of the Vedas, the four holy books of Hinduism. She is also associated with intelligence, creativity, education, and enlightenment.
- Saraswati is usually pictured dressed in white to symbolize pure illumination.
- She rides a swan or a peacock, and usually is shown with four hands: in one she holds a book; in another she holds prayer beads (because she is the source of spiritual knowledge) her other two hands hold a Veena- this is a sitar-like musical instrument.
Goddess Saraswati is the consort of Lord Brahma, the creator. Dressed in white (that symbolises serenity), the Mother Goddess is hailed as the Goddess of learning, fine arts and music. The pictorial depiction of the Goddess shows her with four hands. She holds the Vedas in one of her left hands and a japmala (rosary) or a peacock feather in one of the right hands. Seated on a full-bloomed white lotus, Goddess Saraswati is seen playing the musical instrument Veena.
The Vedas represent knowledge, while the peacock feather symbolises a pen and the japmala denotes the power to stay focused in life. These emphasise on the importance of learning while the Veena signifies music and arts.
Goddess Saraswati is worshipped to attain knowledge and wisdom. In a nutshell, by praying or imbibing the qualities of Devi Saraswati, one can remove ignorance and darkness from his or her life. Moreover, her vehicle, a Swan, possesses the power to distinguish between the good and the evil. Saraswati is especially revered by students and teachers.
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Laxmi Ganesh Saraswati