Lakshmi is one of the four goals of life, said the seers, the other three goals being: Dharma(social order); Kama, (pleasurable pursuits); and Moksha, (spiritual practice).
Some scriptures say that Lakshmi follows Vishnu who is the upholder of dharma and her son is Kamadeva, the god of pleasure. Is that wishful thinking?
To understand Lakshmi, we have to understand where wealth comes from. Wealth in its most primal form comes from under the ground. Plants come from under the ground. Minerals come from under the ground. Water comes from under the ground. Even petrol comes from under the ground. Lakshmi is therefore called Patala-nivasini.
The sea locks wealth, the subterranean realm realms lock wealth, trees lock wealth – until it is harnessed and released. Those who release this wealth were called Devas. And Devas lived above the ground as fire (Agni), wind (Vayu), sun (Surya), moon (Chandra) and rain (Indra).
The reason why Devas were worshipped was not moral, it was material; they released wealth and made it available to all – they released rain from clouds, trees from seeds, water from earth, metals from rocks.
They say one should never keep the image of Lakshmi standing in the house; she will get tired and run away. One is advised to keep images of Lakshmi comfortable seated, preferably next to Saraswati, goddess of knowledge.
In others, Lakshmi and Saraswati are forms of Riddhi and Siddhi, wives of Ganesha.
So we at wiTdom are blessed by Lord Ganesha .
wiTdom can bring Lakshmi into your life……………..Atul Sikrai.