Ashta Lakshmi, (Meaning “eight Lakshmis”), is a group of eight Hindu goddesses, secondary manifestations of Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth. Ashta Lakshmi is goddess of eight sources of wealth.Wealth in the context of Ashta-Lakshmi means prosperity, good health, knowledge, strength, progeny, and power. The Ashta Lakshmis are always depicted and worshipped in a group in Hindu temples.
Given below are the eight goddesses of Ashta Lakshmi:
Adi Lakshmi : “Primeval Lakshmi” , an ancient form of Lakshmi and an incarnation of Lakshmi as daughter of sage Bhrigu.
Dhana Lakshmi : “Money Lakshmi” for money and gold.
Dhanya Lakshmi : “Lakshmi as goddess of grain”: Giver of agricultural wealth.
Gaja Lakshmi : “Elephant Lakshmi”: Giver of animal wealth, like cattle and elephants.
Santana Lakshmi : “Progeny Lakshmi”: Bestower of offspring.
Veera Lakshmi “Valourous Lakshmi” or Dhairya Lakshmi or “Courage Lakshmi”: Bestower of valour in battles and courage and strength for overcoming the difficulties in life.
Vijaya Lakshmi or Jaya Lakshmi “Victorious Lakshmi” : Giver of victory, not only in battles but also in conquering hurdles in order to beget success.
Vidya Lakshmi : “Knowledge Lakshmi”: the bestower of knowledge of all arts and sciences