Gaja Lakshmi

Goddess Gaja Lakshmi

In this form Mother is four-armed, in red garments, carries two lotuses, other two hands depicting abhaya mudra and varada mudra, surrounded by two elephants bathing her with water pots. Elephants signify splendour and royalty. In this form, the Goddess is capable of blessing one with Royal Splendour – with wealth that cannot be quantified. This blessing is reserved for very-very few. In the holy book of Srimad Bhagavata, the story of the churning of the ocean by Gods and demons is explained in detail. Author, the Sage Vyasa writes that Lakshmi came out of the ocean during the churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan). She came out of the ocean sitting on a full-bloomed lotus and also having lotus flowers in both hands with two elephants by her sides, holding beautiful vessels filled with milk and pouring it over Sri Lakshmi. Many a times, we see Sri Lakshmi standing in the lotus and elephants are pouring nectar over her. The divine mother also blesses with protection from evils as well as abundant grace and blessings for additional prosperities!