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


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”.

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Naham Kartha Harih Kartha


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