Adi Lakshmi or Maha Lakshmi (“Primeval Lakshmi” or “Great Lakshmi”) is an ancient form of Lakshmi. She is an incarnation of Lakshmi as the daughter of the sage Bhrigu.
She is depicted as four-armed, carrying a lotus and a white flag, other two arms in Abhaya mudra and varada mudra. ‘Adi’ means the source. Adi Laxmi is the divine principle as wealth that supports a seeker to reach his source i.e.’ atman’ or consciousness. If one individual possesses AdiLaxmi, he can effortlessly delve deep into dhyana and realize the state of absolute silence, bliss, and peace. Without AdiLaxmi a seeker fails to quieten his wavering and chattering mind. Out of all eight laxmis this particular aspect is responsible for furthering spiritual wealth.
Dhana Lakshmi (“Money Lakshmi”), is the goddess of wealth.
Goddess Dhana Lakshmi is Six-armed, in red garments, carries chakra (discus), shankha (conch), kalasha (water pitcher with mango leaves and a coconut on it) or Amrita Kumbha (a pitcher containing Amrita – elixir of life), bow-arrow, a lotus and an arm in Abhaya mudra with gold coins falling from it.
Dhanya Lakshmi (“Grain Lakshmi”) is the goddess of agricultural wealth.
She is depicted as eight-armed, in green garments, carrying two lotuses, Gada (mace), paddy crop, sugarcane, bananas, and her two hands in Abhaya mudra and varada mudra.
Gaja Lakshmi (“Elephant Lakshmi”) is the giver of animal wealth (such as cattle) or the giver of power of royalty, as interpreted by Swami Chidananda.
She is depicted as four-armed, in red garments, carrying two lotuses, other two arms in Abhaya mudra and varada mudra, surrounded by two elephants bathing her with water pots.
Santana Lakshmi (“Progeny Lakshmi”) is the goddess of bestowing offspring.
She is depicted as six-armed, carrying two kalashas (water pitcher with mango leaves and a coconut on it), sword, shield, a child on her lap, a hand in Abhaya mudra and the other holding the child. Her sword and shield symbolize a mother’s ability to even kill someone to save her own child. The child holds a lotus.
Veera Lakshmi (“Valourous Lakshmi”) or Dhairya Lakshmi (“Courage Lakshmi”) is the goddess who bestows valour during battles and courage plus strength for overcoming difficulties in life.
She is depicted as eight-armed, in red garments, carrying a chakra, shankh, bow, arrow, Trishul (or sword), a bundle of palm leaf scriptures, other two hands in Abhaya mudra and varada mudra.
Vijaya Lakshmi or Jaya Lakshmi (“Victorious Lakshmi”) is the goddess and the giver of victory, not only in battles but also for conquering hurdles in order to achieve success.
She is depicted as eight-armed, in red garments, carrying the chakra, shankh, sword, shield, lotus, pasha, other two hands in Abhaya mudra and varada mudra.
Vidya Lakshmi (“Knowledge Lakshmi”) is the goddess and the bestower of knowledge of arts and sciences. She is dressed in a white saree and has a resemblance to the goddess Saraswati. She holds a book of Vedas, a peacock feather as a pen, vard mudra, and Abhay mudra.