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Santana Lakshmi is one of the several forms of the Divine Mother, Lakshmi. In this Avatar, the Goddess symbolizes fertility and blesses childless couples with progeny. Many look upon her to fulfill their desire of a child and thus attain parenthood, which signifies the culmination of the sacred relationship between a man and woman. She is also said to listen to the supplications of small children who wish for a sibling.
Goddess Santana Lakshmi is portrayed very much differently from other Avatars of Lakshmi. She is depicted with eight arms and one arm is shown holding a baby, who by itself holds a lotus in its hands. Two of her arms are portrayed with a shield and a sword, with two more holding a water pitcher decorated with mango leaves and topped with a coconut. One hand is depicted in the Abhaya Mudra which signifies the dispelling of darkness and conferring the boon of a child. She is seated on a lotus attired in red or yellow garments, wearing a garland of flowers and draped in gold jewelry.
Lakshmi is revered as the Mother of the all animate and inanimate objects and it is believed that the Universe itself was born from her womb. Thus, she symbolizes fertility in all possible ways and assumed the form of Santana Lakshmi to ensure the propagation of all living beings.
The Goddess is easily appeased and offerings of flowers are said to please her immensely. She is also attracted to a well illuminated and clean environment. Thus, lighting lamps and maintaining a pure serene ambience is sure to ensure her presence within the premises.
Couples pray to Goddess Santana Lakshmi not only to bestow them with a legal heir to carry forward the illustrious lineage, but also to keep the child healthy and free of disease. The Goddess also contributes to the all-round wellbeing of the child and helps mold its character. By chanting the Santana Lakshmi Stotram with a clean heart, one can easily appease the Goddess and gain her favor.
The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine. Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings. Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.