Lakshmi, which means sign of fortune, is the Goddess of success or prosperity, and is worshipped for beauty, wealth, surplus and peace. She is usually depicted holding a lotus flower in one of her hands and sitting on another lotus flower. Lakshmi is mythologically associated with the ocean and often depicted as the wife (radiating energy force) of Lord Vishnu, Theologically, She is a perfection of Shakti, the Universal Mother. Part of Lakshmi's aid in acquiring wealth is our giving generously and often to spiritual and humane causes. During Diwali, devotees light oil lamps to invite Her into their home.