Śrī Lakṣmī

Lakshmi (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी lakṣmī, Hindi pronunciation: [ˈləkʃmi], Gujarati: લક્ષ્મી, Tamil: இலட்சுமி Latchumi, Telugu: లక్ష్మి, Lakshmi) or Lakumi (Kannada: ಲಕುಮಿ) is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), light, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage; and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. Representations of Lakshmi are also found in Jain monuments. Also called Mahalakshmi, she is said to bring good luck, and is believed to protect her devotees from all kinds of misery and money-related sorrows.

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