Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness. She is known for her glowing skin as well as her devotion to Lord Vishnu. One arm holds gifts of prosperity, while the others hold lotus flowers and the Aum symbol for well-being. Restless, whimsical, and maternal, she raises her arms to grant her blessings. Lakshmi represents the beautiful and bountiful aspect of nature. As Bhoodevi, the earth-goddess, she nurtures life; as Shreedevi, the goddess of fortune, she bestows power, pleasure and prosperity on those who have earned her grace. To realize her gifts, one must respect the laws of life and appreciate the wonders of existence.