Adi Lakshmi: The primeval Lakshmi is the first to be worshipped and is symbolised for eternal wealth. There is no end to her supply of wealth which is never ending and keeps flowing incessantly. She is the embodiment of knowledge, cleanliness of thoughts and action, purity and source of consciousness.
Dhanya Lakshmi: The mother who eliminates hunger by feeding them. She ensures a bountiful harvest and offers nourishment to the starved. ‘Dhanyam’ means food grains and she is the goddess of food and sustenance and nourishes the entire universe.
Dhairya Lakshmi: Also called Veera Lakshmi, she is worshipped for courage and strength for overcoming all hurdles in life. By worshipping this form, one is absolved of all sins, abstained from fear, receive wishes and boons.
Gaja Lakshmi: The Goddess with Gajas or elephants is the most common form where in two tuskers are seen on either side of the goddess pouring water from their trunks over the goddess. She gives the power of royalty or known as saubhagya Lakshmi. This form helps regain lost wealth and protects or upkeeps wealth, prosperity, grace and royalty.
Prayer to Gaja Lakshmi
Jaya, Jaya, Dhurgathi, Naashini, Kaamini Sarva Phalapradha
Shaastrameye, Rathagajathuraga Padhaathi Samaavrutha
Parijanamanditha Lokamathe, Hariharabhrahma Supoojitha Sevitha
Thaapanivaarini, Paadhayute, Jaya, Jaya, He, Madhusoodhana Kaamini
Shri Gajalakshmi, Paalayamaam
Santana Lakshmi: The goddess of progeny symbolises fertility is invoked for growth of progeny. She bestows her devotees with wealth in the form of perfect children with good health and long life. The goddess graces those who honour parenthood and those who value children as a great treasure, she helps to raise healthy and happy progeny.
Prayer to Santana Lakshmi
Ayi, Gaja Vaahini, Moohini, Chakrini,
Gunagacaaridhi, Lokayithai Shini
Sapthaswara Maya Goanamathe, Sakala
Suraasura Dheva Muneeshvara
Maanavavandhitha Paadhayuthe, Jaya Jaya he,
Madhusoodhana Kaamini Santhaanalakshmi, Paalayamaan
Vijaya Lakshmi: This form symbolises victory in all endeavours. She endows her devotees with success in all activities during different stages in life. She ensures triumph anywhere, everywhere and at all times. She manifests for the purpose of helping people to overcome impediments with grit and tenacity. She’s also invoked for her guidance on the path of spirituality.
Prayer to Vijaya Lakshmi
Jaya, Kamalaasani, Sadhguthi Dhaayini
Jnaanavikaasini, Gaanamaye, Anudhina
Marchitha Kunkuma Dhoosara Bhoositha
Kanakadhaaraasthuthi Vaibhava Vandhitha
Shankara Dhesika Maanyapadhe,
Jaya Jaya he, Madhusoodhana Kaamini
Vidya Lakshmi: She ensures 16 qualities imbibed by a person through education. Education does not only mean knowledge gained from institutions, but also qualities acquired from experience like serenity, absence of vanity, sincerity, adaptability, magnanimity, charity, simplicity, purity, equanimity, fixity, generosity, humility, nobility, regularity, integrity and charity. She also helps understand the potential locked deep within our intellect and brings it to the fore so that you can attain spiritual and material growth.
Dhana Lakshmi: She symbolises material wealth in the form of gold, money, buildings, land etc. Her kindness bestows you with wealth and prosperity in abundance, prosperity and fortune. She is also worshipped for luxury, financial stability and blissful life. The goddess favours those who work hard with no selfish motive towards money. So worshipping her sincerely is the secret of achieving financial stability in life.