Many of us worship Lakshmi Devi. She is worshipped in 8 (ashta) forms as well. Maha Lakshmi, Dhana Lakshmi, Dhanya Lakshmi, Gaja Lakshmi, Santana Lakshmi, Veera Lakshmi, Vijaya Lakshmi, Vidya Lakshmi. Why does she take 8 forms? Are there more forms to her than these 8?
Do we all agree that something beyond us is driving our time in a certain manner? Sometimes, things work out as we plan and sometimes they don’t. None of us can say that things will go as planned always. Especially, when it comes to the time and the process of birth, death etc! What is that driving force? It is karma, the results of our own actions!
God goes by the backlog of our karma and gives bodies for experiencing all the acquired karma. Thus, we have been taking innumerable births and countless bodies! It is Lakshmi Devi who stands in between us and Him, working both sides to bridge gap and reduce our bonding with karma.
Why does she care and How does she do it? She cares because she is our eternal mother! Can any mother wish for her child to go through helpless situations and painful journeys!? So, she takes multiple forms to be available for us as soon as we seek out to her!
She takes a form that will aid her in increasing God’s patience, when our sins are being counted! She takes another form to increase God’s forgiveness, when our ! She takes a stunningly attractive form to make God forget all our mistakes! Similarly, all the 8 forms and many others. It is because of her that God acts on us in a mode of ‘forgiving and loving’ instead of a ‘strict and rule oriented’ tatvam! That is why she exists in many forms all around Him so that no matter what direction He turns, He sees her and acts on our side!