This is the recording of our Vedic Astrology Club call which occurred on Saturday June 14, 2014. Thank you to all the participants and to Rani and Bhairavi, our guest speakers.

Ashta Lakshmis (Eight Lakshmis)


Call Recording: Ashta Lakshmi, Upcoming Transits and Other Discussion

Mytho-therapy: Ashta-Lakshmis

Ashta Lakshmis refer to 8 specialized aspects of Shri Lakshmi The Goddess of Wealth. She presides over 8 sources of wealth meaning: prosperity, good health, knowledge, strength, children, and power.
The prayer Ashta Lakshmi Stotram lists the 8 Lakshmis as:
~ Adi Lakshmi or Maha Lakshmi, an ancient form of Lakshmi and daughter of Brighu
~ Dhana Lakshmi – Money Lakshmi for money and gold
~ Dhanya Lakshmi, Goddess of grain, giver of Agricultural Wealth
~ Gaja Lakshmi, Elephant Lakshmi, giver of animal wealth like cattle, and elephants. Also as the power of royalty, and worshipped by elephants. In Hindu Mythology, Lakshmi brought back the wealth lost by Indra, the King of the Gods lost in the Milky Ocean.
~ Santana Lakshmi, Progeny Lakshmi, bestower of children.
~ Veera Lakshmi, Valorous Lakshmi, or Dairya Lakshmi, Courageous Lakshmi. Bestower of valor in battles and courage and strength for overcoming difficulties in life.
~ Vijaya Lakshmi, Victorious Lakshmi, or Jaya Lakshmi. Bestower of victory not only in battles but in conquering hurdles in order to beget success.
~ Vidya Lakshmi, Knowledge Lakshmi. Bestower of the knowledge of the Arts and Sciences.
Alternates include:
~ Aishwarya Lakshmi, Prosperity Lakshmi: Bestower of riches.
~ Saubaghya Lakshmi, Lakshmi of Good Fortune. Giver of Prosperity in General
~ Rajya Lakshmi, Royal Lakshmi. Blesses rulers with secular power.

~ Vara Lakshmi, Boon Lakshmi. She who bestows beautiful boons.

The Ashta Lakshmi Temples are relatively new and parallel the rise of the Ashta Lakshmi Stotram (prayer) which was originally written by Sri Adi Shankararcharya.

There is a beautiful you tube video at www.malakshmi.com/Ashtalakshmi.html if you wish to hear it sung.
There is a powerful, complex symbol called Star of Lakshmi which is a complex star figure comprised of two interlocking squares with their centers at 45 degree angles, and represents the Ashta Lakshmis.
At the Ashta Lakshmi temple in Chennai, the 8 Lakshmis in 8 shrines are positioned clockwise with Maha Lakshmi and Vishnu together in a 9th shrine, unlike the traditional separate shrines.

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Please email questions to Valli at valli@pillaicenter.com See information for our call next Saturday on the Events page.