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Goddess Vira Lakshmi

Vira Lakshmi is a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi. She is the Goddess who provides strength to face enemies. There are many texts that identify Goddess Vaishno Devi with Vira Lakshmi. This form is also counted among one of the Ashtalakshmis in some regions.

The murti form of Vira Lakshmi is quite similar to Goddess Durga. She rides a lion holds various arms like Trishul, sword and mace.

The offerings to Goddess Vira Lakshmi are pure vegetarian food items. She is never offered non vegetarian food items.

The most popular story of Goddess Vira Lakshmi has Her fighting a sorcerer Bhairo, who attempted to molest her. This story symbolically suggests the need for women to be physically strong and to fight back when she is attacked.

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