Moodevi – Story of the Goddess of Misfortune and Bad Luck



Moodevi is the Goddess of misfortune and bad luck in Hinduism. The term Moodevi is widely used in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. She is opposite of Goddess Lakshmi. Her story is mentioned in Hindu Puranas and folklores.

Moodevi is believed to have appeared during the Churning of Ocean or Samudra Manthan by Devas and Asuras to get Amrti or elixir. She appeared after the appearance of Goddess Lakshmi.

Moodevi went to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu and asked him an abode to reside.

Bhagvan Vishnu asked her to reside in all those places that are kept dirty and where they do not sprinkle cow dung and draw kolam or rangoli.

Thus Moodevi resides in all those places that are unclean.