Adhyatma Chintane – Issue #2: The Meaning of the Word LakshmiKantah

by Vinaya HS on April 30, 2007

in Spirituality

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Namaskara,

Today we will learn the meaning of the word LakshmiKantah.

Kantah means husband. Therefore, LakhsmiKantah translates to Lakshmi’s husband, who is Lord Vishnu. The word Kanta, however, means wife. But here the word is KantaH (with a visarga).

In other words,

You would have heard the word ayaskanta in Kannada which means magnet. Its property is to attract/repel. Here Lord Vishnu attracts Lakshmi towards him. So he is called “LakshmikantaH”.

Feel free to offer your suggestion or correct any mistake in the comments section.

Naham Kartha Harih Kartha

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Girish April 30, 2007 at 6:12 PM

Dhanyavadhagallu.
Upauktha mahithi.
Vandhanegallu,
Girish

Anoop May 4, 2007 at 3:54 PM

yeno when did u start preaching? :O :O..Im surprised to see you writing such posts.[:O]

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