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Why Goddess Lakshmi is known as Padma or Padmaja?

Padma or Padmaja is one among the numerous names of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Lotus is very dear to Goddess Lakshmi and she holds it in one of her four hands. It is also a symbol of purity and auspiciousness. Goddess Lakshmi is known as Padma or Padmaja because she sits on lotus flower.

Lotus flower is also one of the important offerings to Goddess Lakshmi.

The flower is also dear to Vishnu. Lotus in the hand of Vishnu symbolizes creation and sustenance of the universe.