The word ‘Lakshmi’ is derived from the word ‘Lakshya’ which means goal / objective. Hence the word ‘’Lakshmi’’ means attaining the glory, fortune, royalty, auspiciousness etc., in life.
Sri Mahalakshmi, the Goddess of fortune, appears either sitting or standing on the lotus. Lotus symbolizes royalty and prosperity. Her vehicle (vaahan) is owl. She has four hands which represent the four attributes of human life such as Dharma (ethics and morals), Artha (wealth and prosperity), Kama (love and affection) and Moksha (attainment of spiritual liberation).
There are innumerable Slokams / Stotrams in praise of and as prayer to Sri Mahalakshmi in all Indian Languages. In the web-site, articles are published with respect to the following Slokams.