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Goddess Lakshmi, a stone scuplture from the Chola period, 12th Century AD, south India.. Photo: V.V.Krishnan
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Goddess Lakshmi, a stone scuplture from the Chola period, 12th Century AD, south India.. Photo: V.V.Krishnan

1. A Sanskrit word meaning 'the favourite of Lord Madhava' also denotes a raga used in one of Muttuswami Dikshitar's compositions on Goddess Lakshmi. Which raga are we talking about?

2. Identify the odd one out:

a. Varalakshmi

b. Santanalakshmi

c. Gajalakshmi

d. Vidyalakshmi

3. One of Muttuswami Dikshitar's compositions refers to Goddess Lakshmi as 'Lalita'. Which one are we talking about?

a. Hariyuvatim

b. Hiranmayim

c. Shri Varalakshmi

d. Shri Bhargavi

Answers:

1. Madhavamanohari

2. a; the others are part of the 8 ashtalakshmis

3. b

Links:

Song deep dive and animated explanations for 'Hiranmayim Lakshmim'

Song rendition with lyrics for 'Hiranmayim Lakshmim'

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