Laxmi Narayan

Lakshmi Narayana is a manifestation of Vishnu in the Hindu religion. It is usually referring to Vishnu, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort, Lakshmi, in his abode, Vaikuntha.

The goddess of beauty Lakshmi is depicted as standing next to a dark-skinned Vishnu, who is holding a conch, mace, lotus and the Sudarshana Chakra. Another depiction of Lakshminarayan portrays Lakshmi in the service of Narayan, who is reclining on the cosmic serpent Sesha, floating in Kshīrsagār, the Ocean of Milk.The deity Lakshmi Narayan has many historic roots and is sometimes interpreted differently by different traditions. Goddess Lakshmi incarnated again and again with Her beloved consort following Narayana’s wish and mode of incarnation. When Lord Vishnu descended as Rama, Goddess Lakshmi appeared as Sita and when he was Krishna, she appeared as Radha. Other gopis and queens of Dwarka are believed to be Radha’s expansion. This fact is explored in Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vishnu purana, Bhagavat purana, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Skanda Purana and in other authentic scriptures. Goddess Subhadra was treated as Lakshmi during the Ganga period, and afterwards. The Purushottama Mahatmya of Skanda Purana (13th century A.D.) and of Vishnurahasya (16th century A.D.) referred to the female wooden image between Jagannath and Balabhadra, Subhadrā as Lakshmi.