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Vidhya Lakshmi is an incarnation of the Mother Goddess Lakshmi who took several forms to satisfy the necessities of living beings. She bestows wealth on humanity, though not in the tangible form of materialism. The Goddess provides wealth in the form of knowledge which helps in the intellectual development of the individual. The guiding force of the Goddess is essential to tap into the inner recesses of the human mind and realize the full potential of one’s talent and capability.
The Goddess is depicted in white garments and draped in jewelry with elaborate gold headdress ornaments covering her head. She is portrayed with four arms, with the upper two holding a lotus each, while the other two arms are shown in the Abhaya Mudra which signifies the fear-dispelling gesture and the Varada Mudra, which signifies the boon giving gesture. These attributes of the Goddess help a person to acquire mental fortitude and resilience to overcome the fear of insecurity, ignorance and inexperience.
This incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi should not be confused with the Goddess of wisdom ‘Saraswati’ who forms an integral part of the feminine aspect of creation along with Lakshmi and Parvati. Vidya Lakshmi is one of the divine Avatars of Lakshmi, who showers wealth in the form of the inherent qualities which reside within the human intellect. She helps us understand the potential locked deep within our psyche and bring it to the fore, which enables us to achieve material and spiritual growth.
Goddess Vidhya Lakshmi is mostly worshipped on Wednesdays and offering her lotus flowers is considered auspicious. Lighting lamps to illuminate the premises and maintaining cleanliness is also very vital to obtain the Goddess’ grace. She is easily appeased and showers her devotees with an abundance of wealth in the form of sagacity. Reciting the Vidhya Lakshmi Stotram which extols her virtues pleases the Goddess immensely and evokes an immediate response from her.
Woshipping Goddess Vidhya Lakshmi helps us make appropriate use of the mind, which is essential to make a living and survive in this world. By praying to her we can achieve great things in life, including name, fame power and money. School and college students pray to the Goddess before appearing for their examinations in a bid to come out with flying colors. Her benevolence is essential for individuals to shine and win laurels in their respective fields.
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.