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HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 28-2.1-1.



28- Vara Lakshmi Vrata-2.-1.1

1. The Giver of Prosperity and Happiness-1

    Lakshmi not only bestows wealth and all sorts of material prosperity, but also imparts divine wisdom to all Her devotees.

She is Vidya Shakti. She introduces Her devotees to Her Lord.

She recommends them to Her Lord for their salvation.
   

    She is the power of Lord Narayana who is also known as Lord Vishnu or Lord Hari.

Narayana is God’s aspect of preservation.

He is an embodiment of Suddha Sattwa.

Lakshmi is His causal body.

She is Maya, the illusory power of Nature.

She deludes the whole world by Her veiling power and projects it through Her projecting power.

She Herself as Vidya-Lakshmi enlightens the spiritual aspirant.

Beauty, grace, a picturesque scenery or charming landscape, modesty, love, prosperity, music, the five elements and their combinations, the internal organs, mind, Prana, intellect—all these are Her manifestations.

Swami Sivananda
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