Ashtalakshmi (Astalaxmi): Eight aspects of Goddess Lakshmi

Ashtalakshmi (Astalaxmi) are the eight forms or aspects of Goddess Lakshmi. Ashtalakshmi represent the eight sources of wealth. In some scriptures and stotras, list of Lakshmi aspects is included 12 Lakshmi Goddesses.

Ashtalakshmi Puja or worship of Ashtalakshmi is considered as highly meritorious vratam for Hindu women.

Adi Lakshmi – Adi Lakshmi is the first form of Ashtalakshmi or one of the forms of Goddess Lakshmi. She is the Goddess of eternal wealth, wealth which has no ending and no beginning, meaning it flows continuously.

Dhana Lakshmi – Dhana Lakshmi is one of the forms of Goddess Lakshmi, second Lakshmi in Ashtalakshmi aspects. She is the Goddess of material wealth who gives money, gold and many forms of wealth.

Dhanya Lakshmi - Dhanya Lakshmi is one of the forms of Goddess Lakshmi. She is the Goddess of food and nourishment and feeds the creation.

Gaja Lakshmi – Gajalakshmi (Gaja Laxmi), Lakshmi with elephants, is one of the eight important aspects of Goddess Lakshmi. In Gajaalakshmi aspect, Goddess Laxmi is sits on a lotus. Gaja Laxmi is depicated as two elephants (Gaja) on her both sides pouring water from their trunks.

Santana Lakshmi – Santhana Lakshmi is one of the forms of Ashta Lakshmi. She is the one who bestows offspring. She is often depicted as having six arms. Santhana Lakshmi is the Goddess of fertility. She grants health and intelligence among children and protects the infants from all diseases.

Veera Lakshmi or Dhairya Lakshmi – Veera Lakshmi (Dhairya Lakshmi) is one of the forms of Ashta Lakshmi. She is the Goddess of Courage and strength.She is also known as Dhairya Lakshmi. She is often depicted as having eight arms and is seen wearing a red garment.

Vijaya Lakshmi – Vijaya Lakshmi is one of the forms of Ashta Lakshmi. She is the Goddess of Victory. She is often depicted as having eight arms and seen in a red dress. She holds a shankha , chakra, sword, shield, lotus and pasha in her hands.

Vidya Lakshmi – Vidya Lakshmi is one of the forms of Ashta Lakshmi Goddesses (Eight aspects of Lakshmi Mata). She is the Goddess of Knowledge. She is often depicted as having eight arms. She holds two lotuses in her two hands.

In some scriptures, the list of Lakshmi aspects is also included:
Aishwarya Lakshmi

Saubhagya Lakshmi

Rajya Lakshmi

Vara Lakshmi

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