Lakshmi, the consort of lord Vishnu, one
of the forms of the Mother Goddess, is the goddess of fortune and wealth
She is associated with the festival of Deepawali as the one bestowing the blessings for the onset
of New Year.
often depicted seated on a lotus, with two elephants on her sides. The lotus is a symbol of fertility and purity as it grows
from the mud both in power and beauty.