Akaal Bodhan - Lord Rama worshipping Durga Lithograph, ca 1895 Printed in: Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta Popular print depicting a scene from the Ramayana. Rama is shown about to offer his eyes to make up the full number - 108 - of lotus blossoms needed in the puja that he must offer to the goddess Durga to gain her blessing. (via British Museum)
Lakshmi is the mother goddess, and the consort of Vishnu. She is the patron of wealth (both material and spiritual), prosperity, good fortune and is the embodiment of beauty and grace. In this form, she is bestowing gold coins of prosperity and the elephants flanking her represent her royal power.
#JSRM #DidYouKnow : - There are 24 main lila-avataras of the Supreme Being. 13th Avatara - Supreme was in the form of a huge tortoise, Kurma Whose main mission was to act as a pivot for the Mandara Hill, which was being used as a churning rod between the demons and demigods. The scheme was that the demons and demigods wanted to produce a nectar from the ocean by this churning action which would make them immortal. - Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust