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Four-Armed Goddess Kamalatmika

Parvati as Kamalatmika Devi

Kamalatmika, or Kamala, meaning the lotus, is one of the ten forms of Parvati or Adi Shakti, the Dasha Mahavidyas (ten great wisdoms). Kamalatmika is said to be the tenth of the Dasha Mahavidyas.

IconographyEdit

Goddess Kamalatmika is said to be Goddess Lakshmi, but she has four hands, two of her four hands hold lotuses while her other two hands bless and protect her devotees. No stories are related to Kamalatmika Devi.
Four-Armed Goddess Lakshmi as Kamalatmika

Parvati as Devi Kamala

Similarities and Differences Between Kamala and LakshmiEdit

Goddess Lakshmi and Kamala are both the consorts of Lord Vishnu, Kamala is said to be epithet of Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth. Both Goddesses are radiant and beautiful. Lakshmi is one of the manifestations of Adi Shakti and Kamala is one of the Dasha Mahavidyas and one of Parvati's forms. When Goddess Lakshmi is seen with Lord Vishnu, she has only two hands. But Kamalatmika is seen with four hands.
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Goddess Lakshmi

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