Santana Lakshmi, Goddess of Progeny | Ashtalakshmi pooja
Santana Lakshmi is one of the eight manifestations of Lakshmi (Ashtalakshmi) which is celebrated during Varmahalakshmi pooja. This form of Lakshmi as the name suggests (Santana means offspring), is the Goddess of progeny, the treasure of family life.
Worshipping of Santana Lakshmi bestowned with the wealth of good children possessing good health and a long life.
Santana Lakshmi prayer -
Unique Characteristics of Santana Lakshmi -
Goddess Santana Lakshmi is depicted with six arms, carrying two kalashes, sword, shield and one hand on Abhaya mudra and other hand holding the child. Child holds a Lotus and sits on Goddess Santana Lakshmi’s lap.
Her sword shows that a mother has the ability to do anything to save her child, even kill someone to save her own child.
Offering to Santana Lakshmi -
Offerings for Santana Lakshmi should be lighting lamps, Assorted flowers and Lotus flowers, and all the essential items and the pooja room should be clean and maintained.
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