Adi Lakshmi

Goddess Adi Lakshmi

In this form mother is four-armed, carries a lotus and a white flag, other two hands depicting the Abhaya mudra and varada mudra. Aadi means the 1st one. In this form the Mother Goddess blesses an individual with Power and Respect and also blesses with recognition. Mother Lakshmi resides with Lord Narayana in the Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Narayana. She is known as Ramaa, her name here means – she who brings happiness to mankind. She is also known as Indira (who holds lotus or purity in the hands or heart.) Divine Mother’s this form is normally seen serving Sri Narayana. Lord Narayana is omnipresent. Aadi Lakshmi or Ramaa serving Sri Narayana is symbolic of her servingthe whole creation! Though Sri Narayana is attended to, by innumerable devotees, still she personally loves to serve the Lord. Actually mother Aadi Lakshmi and Narayana are not two different entities but one only. In many depictions, we see her form sitting in the lap of Sri Narayana.