Bhagya Lakshmi – Hindu Goddess Bhagyalakshmi

Bhagya Lakshmi is the goddess of luck in Hinduism and she is a form of Goddess Lakshmi. There is a popular belief among some communities that six days after the birth of a child Bhagya Lakshmi writes the child’s fate on the forehead. Yet another and the most widespread belief is that Bhagya Lakshmi can transform a beggar into king and a king into beggar.

In Maharashtra, Bhagya Lakshmi is known Satavai. She is believed to visit the new born baby on the sixth day. There the place where the newborn baby sleeps is kept clean. She is also known as Soubhagyalakshmi in some regions.

Bhagya Lakshmi is worshipped during Diwali by gambling. It is believed by some communities that the luck of the coming year can be determined by playing a game of dice. The game will determine on whose side is Bhagya Lakshmi. It is believed that fortune favors the winner in gambling.

Bhagya Lakshmi is counted among Ashta Lakshmis in many regions.