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Santana Lakshmi - Information about Goddess Santan Lakshmi

Santana Lakshmi is one of the manifestations of Goddess Lakshmi and is counted among the Ashta Lakshmis or eight forms of the Goddess. As Santana Lakshmi, Goddess Lakshmi grants healthy and intelligent children. She also protects infants from all dangers and diseases. She is the goddess of fertility.

Symbolically she is associated with cat and sometimes with tigress. The caring and nurturing attitude of these animals are equated with that of Santana Lakshmi.

In Bengal, Santana Lakshmi is worshipped in the form of Goddess Sashti. Numerous folk stories of Santan Lakshmi narrate how she helped barren women to bear children and also how she protected infants.