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Friday Fact: Goddess Laxmi Has A Sister, And Believe It Or Not, Lord Vishnu Had A Tough Time Finding A Husband For Her

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  • May 19, 2017, 12:44 PM IST
Goddess Laxmi has an elder sister
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Goddess Laxmi has an elder sister

Many people may not know about Goddess Lakshmi’s elder sister, who has been mentioned in many mythological scriptures and even appears in folklore. While Goddess Laxmi's presence is eagerly sought by people in every aspect of life, the opposite is the case with her elder sister.

She is called Alakshmi, and is believed to take away prosperity from a place wherever she resides. 
 
Click on this slide show to know more about Laxmi’s sister and the ways to please her….

Find out more by clicking on the following slides

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    Samudramanthan
    Samudramanthan
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    Married to a sage
    Married to a sage
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    Alakshmi's choices
    Alakshmi's choices
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    Clean home
    Clean home
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    Lemon-chilli hanging superstition
    Lemon-chilli hanging superstition
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    Friday Fact: Goddess Laxmi Has A Sister, And Believe It Or Not, Lord Vishnu Had A Tough Time Finding A Husband For Her
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    Goddess Laxmi on owl
    Goddess Laxmi on owl
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    Standing photo of Goddess Laxmi
    Standing photo of Goddess Laxmi
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    Goddess Laxmi
    Goddess Laxmi
Story of birth
Goddess Laxmi first appeared from the churning of the great ocean, an event called Samudramanthan. Lord Vishnu decided to marry her. However, Laxmi wanted her sister’s to get married first.
 
Since Lord Vishnu wanted to marry Goddess Laxmi at any cost, he began searching for a suitable match for Alakshmi. Unfortunately, no man was willing to marry her. 

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