Maa Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, love and beauty. She is also known as Mahalakshmi, Shri and Padma.
She is mostly depicted as a beautiful woman with four hands, sitting or standing on a lotus flower and also holding lotus in Her hands, symbolizing grace, purity and abundance.
Gold coins flows from Her hands, denoting wealth and prosperity for Her followers and worshippers. She is always portrayed wearing gold embroidered red clothes, symbolizing activity and success.
As the power and consort of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi illustrates the power of fertility and fortune. That is why, householders worship Her for the well being and prosperity of the family.
Goddess Lakshmi is the true personification of spiritual and material fortune and prosperity.
It is believed that on the night of the Diwali festival, Goddess Lakshmi Herself visits the homes and blesses Her followers with wealth and goood luck.