In Vedic myth the wife of Vishnu. She was the Hindu goddess of good luck and plenty and the personification of beauty. In order to take her place as the mate of Vishnu she assumed the personalities of the wives of Vishnu in each of his avatars. This, however, may be taken to be a later development of doctrine. Lakshmi was probably an early mother goddess and may even have been the mother of Vishnu. Lakshmi is also known as Sri. She was the mythological mother of Kama, the Vedic god of love. She is stated to have risen from the waves at the Churning of the Ocean in the Kurma avatar.

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