Divine Union of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi

It is said that we reach where our thoughts lead us to. So, if we are surrounded by positive thoughts we will attract positivity and if our thoughts are related to divine energy then positive aura is the ultimate destination.

Let us revive our mind and nurture it with sacred things about god and goddesses who are the real foundation of this universe.

Hindu religion is the richest one loaded with a huge number of gods and goddesses. Among many, the tales of Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi are very popular among Hindu devotees throughout the world.

Lord Vishnu along with her consort Maa Lakshmi is regularly worshipped by people for their eternal blessings in the form of good health, wealth, success, prosperity and harmony in the family.

About Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi

According to the various Hindu texts, puranas, and epics Lord Vishnu is the part of trinity gods who play the role of preserver. The other two gods are Lord Brahma (the creator) and Lord Shiva (the destroyer). Lord Vishnu is the sacred Hindu god also known as Narayana who used to appear on earth to maintain a balance between the good and the evil and to protect humans and other beings from the wicked demons. Lord Vishnu has appeared nine times on earth in the form of different incarnations during the times when bad deeds increased.

Maa Lakshmi also known as ‘Shri’, the Hindu goddess of wealth, health and good fortune who is the wife of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that she also appeared in different forms on earth along with Lord Vishnu as Radha or Rukmini, Sita, Padma and more.

Both Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi possess powers which are capable of transforming the lives of people. When they both are worshipped together miracles happen and the desires of people are fulfilled. They bless their devotees with abundance of health, wealth and prosperity.

Marriage of Vishnu and Lakshmi

The union or the tying of knots between the Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi is an auspicious moment altogether. Lets dive into the esoteric journey of sacred marriage and bring out some best of the gems.

The story goes back to the time when Indra (the King of all Devtas) was traveling on his vehicle Airavata, the elephant. He met sage Durvasa on his way who gave him a magical garland. Indra in his arrogance did not greet the sage properly due to which sage Durvasa cursed him. As a result of which Indra and all the other devtas lost their power, wealth and possessions.

After this, devtas were attacked by Asuras the demons. In the battle they lost Indralok and other powers.

Indra along with other gods went to Brahma who advised them to visit Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntha.

Indra pleaded in front of Lord Vishnu and asked for help. Lord Vishnu advised them to go for churning of the ocean of milk that is 'Samudra Manthan'.

Lord Vishnu told the gods to take help of Mount Mandara for churning and snake god Vasuki as a rope.

Lord Vishnu himself appeared as an incarnation of Kurma avatar in tortoise form. As Kurma avatar, Lord Vishnu went into the ocean below the Mount Mandara and held it on his back providing a firm base.

This was the time when Lord Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi parted.

On the advice of Lord Vishnu, Devtas went to hold the tail of Vasuki and the Asuras were towards the head which was throwing out a deadly poison.

As the churning began, many precious gems and other things came out. Goddess Lakshmi also appeared in a beautiful form all dressed up in red saree and loaded with gold jewelry. All the Devtas and Asuras were awestruck by the beauty of goddess Lakshmi. They eagerly waited for Lakshmi to choose them when Lord Brahma interfered and organized the 'Swayamwar' for the marriage of Lakshmi. This was done to protect the rights and respect of women as in Swayamwar, goddess Lakshmi had the right to choose her husband.

Devtas and Asuras were admiring goddess Lakshmi and wanted her to choose them. Just then Lord Vishnu also appeared and posed as one of the grooms. The moment goddess Lakshmi saw Lord Vishnu, she ran with a garland towards him and chose him as her husband.

This was the moment when goddess Lakshmi tied knots with Lord Vishnu and became his eternal consort.