Laxmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity . Hindus and Buddhists both specially worship the goddess Laxmi during Tihar Festival for three consecutive days . However goddess Laxmi is worshipped by businessmen all throughout the year . She appears either alone or with Vishnu . When she appears alone with Vishnu , She is called Laxmi . When she appears herself she may be called either Sri or Laxmi . Laxmi is the senior consort of Vishnu .

Lasmi is represented in various forms : with two arms , four arms or eight arms . When she has four arms , she holds a wheel , a conch , a lotus , and a mace or sometimes mahalunga ( a fruit ) , a lotus and a vessel of nectar .