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As Lakshmi was born in Ksheerasamudra she got the name Samudratanaya (Daughter of the Sea). The story of
this is as follows:

Sage Durvasa was a great ascetic. Once he was walking along holding in his hand a garland of flowers called  Santanaka. Devendra who was coming from the opposite direction riding Airavata ignored him. He threw the garland given byDurvasa on Airavata, which threw it on the ground and trampled upon it. Durvasa lost his temper and cursed: "The pride of wealth has entered your head. Let Lakshmi forsake you." Then Indra realized his folly. He bowed to Durvasa and sought his pardon. Durvasa said, "Sri Vishnu will do you good," and left.

On account of Durvasa's curse, Lakshmi left Indra and went away. BecauseLakshmi the goddess of power, bravery,enthusiasm and radiance left, Devendra's life became miserable. The demons that were waiting for such an opportunity invaded heaven, defeated Indra and gods in war and occupied heaven. Indra lost his kingdom and hid out of sight of the demons.

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Lakshmi- Goddess Of wealth. Wife of Maha Vishnu
About Lakshmi
Prayer To Lakshmi
Goddess Of Auspiciousness
You are Here! 'Samudratanaya'
"Chrun The Sea"
Lakshmi Appears
Mother of the Universe
Lakshmi Is Symbolic Of Virtue, Righteousness And Truth
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