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One of the many forms assumed by the Mother Goddess Lakshmi was Vijayalakshmi. This form of the Devi signifies victory in all aspects, not only on the battlefield but also in the field of life. Lakshmi assumed this incarnation with the specific purpose of helping people overcome hurdles and handle every situation with grit and determination. Her presence in the inner self of a human being acts as the guiding force behind successful people who are undeterred by difficulties.
The Goddess is depicted with a charming demeanor in red clothing and adorned with flowers. She is seated on a lotus and four of her eight arms are shown wielding various weapons like a disc, sword, shield and noose. Two of her arms are depicted holding a lotus and a conch. The other two arms are portrayed in the Abhaya Mudra and Varada Mudra which signify her intention to provide physical & mental support, and dispel fear from the minds of devotees.
A long time ago, there lived a man called Vidya Rannar who worshipped the Goddess with great sincerity and devotion. The Goddess was extremely pleased with his devotion and appeared before him. To test his tenacity, she informed him that no matter how much he prays, he will not be able to succeed in life since he was born in an inauspicious time. Undeterred, Vidya Rannar continued with his penance and slowly broke out of the shackles of the materialistic world. This detachment prodded him towards an ascetic life, seeing which the Goddess showered him with an abundance of riches. The riches now meant nothing to him and he proceeded to create a Kingdom in honor of the Devi with the wealth he had gained. This kingdom came to be known as the Vijaya Nagara Empire.
Goddess Lakshmi is revered as the Mother of the Universe and she incarnates in various forms to satisfy the needs of living beings. Each Avatar bears relevance to human life and satisfies a specific purpose. Her Avatar as Vijaya Lakshmi is one of the several forms she assumed to infuse hope and inspiration in the minds of devotees.
Devotees offer flowers and light lamps to welcome the Goddess into their houses. Music and vermillion are dear to the Goddess and those who pray to her sincerely are assured of her benevolence. Chanting the Vijaya Lakshmi Stotram with a clean heart is said to please the Goddess greatly and establishes an instant connect with her.
Cultivating inner strength and a winning attitude forms an integral part of achieving success, and also helps mold our character. To achieve this, one must be at peace with one’s own inner self and understand life with a clear and positive perspective. This form of maturity is also called as Vijaya, which implies achieving victory in all aspects of life, including the mental and spiritual realm.
Goddess Vijaya Lakshmi never disappoints her devotees and blesses them with success in all endeavors of life. Her grace ensures they triumph in whatever they undertake and lead a life filled with peace and prosperity.
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.