Wanted to share this picture of the Sri Lakshmi Akshaya Patre Rangoli – also called Aishwarya Patra Rangoli (or Kolam).
In Hindu tradition, the woman is the epitome of godliness. She is considered the ultimate symbol of beauty and prosperity (Aishwarya is Sanskrit) – Goddess Lakshmi herself.
She is Shakti who completes Shiva and together they form the Universe – ShivaShakti. This is depicted in the form of Ardhanareeshwara.
She is also celebrated in various forms as Mata – the supreme mother – Devi, Maheshwari, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Lalitha, Durga, Chamundi – the all-powerful protector and conqueror of evil.
What better way to celebrate the International Women’s day than with this Rangoli to welcome Devi into our homes, and our lives…?
May the Goddess Lashmi shower you all with unlimited blessings…