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The two aspects of Mahālakṣmi are:
 
The two aspects of Mahālakṣmi are:
# The first is the same as Lakṣmī, the consort of Viṣṇu.
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# The first is the same as Lakṣmī, the consort of [[Viṣṇu]].
# The second aspect, as depicted in the Devimāhātmya or Durgāsaptaśati, she is the same as Durgā or Pārvatī, who destroyed the demon Mahiṣāsura.  
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# The second aspect, as depicted in the [[Devimāhātmya]] or Durgāsaptaśati, she is the same as Durgā or Pārvatī, who destroyed the demon Mahiṣā[[sura]].  
  
 
Mahālakṣmi is described as light red in complexion and seated on a lotus. She has eighteen arms holding various weapons and things like:
 
Mahālakṣmi is described as light red in complexion and seated on a lotus. She has eighteen arms holding various weapons and things like:
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* Bell
 
* Bell
  
In the annexure to the same work known as Prādhānikarahasya, she is depicted as the first to appear before the other deities like Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara and their consorts. He believes that everything including the deities have emanated out of her. The Mahālaksmī sect is essentially Śākta in orientation.  
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In the annexure to the same work known as Prādhānikarahasya, she is depicted as the first to appear before the other [[deities]] like [[Brahmā]], [[Viṣṇu]] and [[Maheśvara]] and their consorts. He believes that everything including the [[deities]] have emanated out of her. The Mahālaksmī sect is essentially [[Śākta]] in orientation.  
  
 
The most famous temple dedicated to her is at Kolhāpur (also known as Karavīraksetra) in Maharashtra.
 
The most famous temple dedicated to her is at Kolhāpur (also known as Karavīraksetra) in Maharashtra.
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 10:10, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Mahalaksmi, MahAlakSmi, Mahaalakshmi


The two aspects of Mahālakṣmi are:

  1. The first is the same as Lakṣmī, the consort of Viṣṇu.
  2. The second aspect, as depicted in the Devimāhātmya or Durgāsaptaśati, she is the same as Durgā or Pārvatī, who destroyed the demon Mahiṣāsura.

Mahālakṣmi is described as light red in complexion and seated on a lotus. She has eighteen arms holding various weapons and things like:

  • Battle-axe
  • Mace
  • Bow and arrow
  • Lance
  • Lotus
  • Rosary
  • Wine-cup
  • Conch
  • Bell

In the annexure to the same work known as Prādhānikarahasya, she is depicted as the first to appear before the other deities like Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara and their consorts. He believes that everything including the deities have emanated out of her. The Mahālaksmī sect is essentially Śākta in orientation.

The most famous temple dedicated to her is at Kolhāpur (also known as Karavīraksetra) in Maharashtra.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore