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, Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique among the world religions in that it had no single founder but grew over a period of 4,000 years in
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(Sri, the Beautiful), in the pantheon of Hinduism the goddess of beauty, love, happiness, and wealth, wife of the god Vishnu and mother of Kama, the god of love. According to myth, Lakshmi appeared from the foam of the milk-ocean (when the gods churned it), seated on a lotus, and the Hindus consider this flower the symbol of Lakshmi. Following her husband in his earthly incarnations, she was Sita, the wife of Rama, and Rukmini, beloved of Krishna. In Hinduism, the autumn festival, Divali, honors the goddess Lakshmi.

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Radhakrishna, who had alleged that the models who had participated in the ramp walk show on Saturday, had the pictures of Hindu gods such as lord Ganesh and goddess Lakshmi on their skimpy clothes.
The festival marks the worship of the Indian deity of wealth, Goddess Lakshmi, and is thought to be the occasion when the goddess bestows her believers with blessings.
They behaved like Goddess Lakshmi, who had come to double our money and we were fooled," Ankur Sachdeva, a Delhi resident who had invested ` 12 lakh in Stock Guru India ( SGI), said.
HOPE: Lakshmi and mum; TORMENT: Sad Lakshmi is hailed by villagers but cannot walk; WEALTH: Goddess Lakshmi
We will respect our wives and sisters like goddess Lakshmi and give them utmost respect.
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The advertisement features Ash striking a pose reminiscent of goddess Lakshmi.
We would like to offer an apology to anyone we may have offended and advise that the image of Goddess Lakshmi will not appear on any piece of Lisa Blue swimwear for the new season, with a halt put on all production of the new range and pieces shown on the runway from last week removed," the statement from Lisa Blue read.
Ullu Ki Sawari speaks of our duplicity where on one hand we think of women as Goddess Lakshmi but we do not allow her to be free," explained Kashi.
Also on this day, coronation of Lord Ram was held, Lord Hanuman was born, Lord Vishnu returned kingdom to monkey king Bali of Kiskindha, Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi married, Lord Krishan killed demon Narakasur, and ancient king Vikramaditya was crowned.
We consider her the reincarnation of goddess Lakshmi because she was born with four arms.