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Veera Lakshmi is one of the several forms Goddess Lakshmi assumed when she manifested on Earth. This Avatar of the Goddess is said to be the epitome of bravery, strength and valor. She is also known as Dhairya Lakshmi, or one who provides courage to face challenges and overcome difficulties, both material and spiritual.
Veera Lakshmi is depicted with eight arms, dressed in red clothing and draped in gold ornaments and flowers. She is seated on a lotus and wields several weapons in her hands like a disc, bow, arrow and a trident or sword. She also holds a conch and several palm leaf scriptures. Two hands are portrayed in the Abhaya Mudra and Varadh Mudra posture which dispels fear, while signifying safety, reassurance and generosity. Her charming and peaceful countenance evokes a feeling of love and compassion, which instills fortitude and determination in the hearts of her devotees.
Goddess Lakshmi has assumed several forms to fulfill the necessities of living beings. Each form is unique and endowed with different auspicious qualities which are crucial for the sustenance of living beings. Her Avatar as Veera Lakshmi signifies the perseverance and fearlessness required to lead a peaceful and successful life.
In days of yore, there lived a king named Bhoja Rajan, who ruled the land without any opposition. Everyone was healthy and happy, with calm and peace prevailing everywhere. The king was an ardent devotee of Goddess Lakshmi and his prayers ensured she never left his kingdom. The Goddess appeared to him in a dream and told him that seven of her eight incarnations would have to leave his kingdom and he could choose any one which he needed the most. After due deliberation, the king arrived at a conclusion and decided that he wanted Goddess Dhairya Lakshmi to stay on in his kingdom. Thus, the king had made the wise choice of retaining strength and valor which is considered vital to govern people.
The Goddess is easily appeased and offerings of flowers are said to please her immensely, especially those that signify strength and character like the Gladiolus flower. The Goddess is also attracted to a clean and well-lit environment, with devotees enticing her into their dwellings by sprucing up the premises and lighting lamps. She is also easily pleased by those chanting the Dhairya Lakshmi Stotra and grants them their wishes.
Praying to Goddess Veera Lakshmi is said to destroy fear and provide absolution from accumulated sins. She is also said to grant the wishes and boons of devotees who pray to her with sincerity. Meditating on her divine spirit clears the mind of confusion and chaos, while at the same time instilling wisdom and clarity of thought. The Goddess blesses those who are in tune with the inner recesses of their spiritual being and able to control the demons of self-doubt and foreboding.
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.