Raj Lakshmi – Goddess Rajalakshmi

Raj Lakshmi, or Rajalakshmi, is believed to be the bestower of power or royalty. This form of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth and fortune, was propitiated mainly by Kings in ancient times. Raj Lakshmi is included among the Ashtalakshmis in some regions by some communities. But largely she remains a form of Goddess Lakshmi and is the provider of royal authority to kings.

A peep into the history of other religions and cultures suggest that ancient rulers always worshipped a goddess, who helped them in battle and in running their empire smoothly.

Raj Lakshmi is depicted with crown, throne, scepter of kingship, flag and bow. She was given importance by all rulers in their kingdom and they strongly believed that their fortune depended on her.

Today, for many people she is one among the numerous names of Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Incidentally, Rajalakshmi is a popular Hindu name for a girl child in South India.