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Pictures of Lakshmi, is the Goddess of Beauty, of Fulfillment, of material ans spiritual wealth. She is the Divine Mother who gives everything that the living beings need to live. On the material level she represents the positive qualities. She gives everything an aspirant an a selfless servant needs. She is especially worshipped in the middle part of Navaratri and on Diwali (Deepavali)
Swami Sivananda writes about Lakshmi:
Mother Lakshmi - The Giver of Prosperity and Happiness. She is the power of Lord Narayana who is also known as Lord Vishnu or Lord Hari. Narayana is God's aspect of preservation. He is an embodiment of Shuddha Sattwa. Lakshmi is His causal body. She is Maya, the illusory power of Nature. She deludes the whole world by Her veiling power and projects it through Her projecting power.