Dhanya Lakshmi, Goddess of Food | Ashtalakshmi Pooja
Dhanya Lakshmi the Goddess of Food / Grain, provider of agriculture wealth. She is the one who eliminates hunger for us. She is the beloved mother who takes care of her children and ensures they never get hungry. Goddess Lakshmi has many forms to satisfy the needs of wellbeing. Her avatar of Dhanya Lakshmi satisfies the need of ensuring a bountiful harvest and providing nourishment to the hungry.
Mythology about Dhanya Lakshmi, In Mahabharata Goddess Dhanya Lakshmi helped Pandavas when they were in exile. Draupadi had Akshaya Patra and it’s possible because of Goddess Dhanya Lakshmi blessings.
Many farmers always pray to her for reaping a bountiful crop and people worship her for the blessing to provide them food.
Unique Characteristics of Dhanya Lakshmi -
Goddess Dhanya Lakshmi is depicted with eight arms with green saree. She carries two Lotus, Gada, Paddy crop, Sugarcane banana and her other two hands in Abhaya mudra and Varada mudra asana.
Offering for Dhanya Lakshmi -
While offering all the essential items to the Goddess Dhanya Lakshmi, the lighting lamps and beautiful and fresh flowers should be there to welcome Goddess Dhanya Lakshmi. You should chant the Dhanya Lakshmi mantra with a clean heart. She doesn’t differentiate between rich and poor. Those who pray sincerely and with clean heart Goddess Dhanya Lakshmi will definitely bless them.
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