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All the Devas, Asuras, and Gods [Even Lord Vishnu had come in his human form] were waiting for the Goddess to choose. Every God wondered who would be the lucky one.
Goddess Lakshmi saw all the assembled Devas, Asuras, and Gods. She studied Dark God Vishnu with his beautiful twinkling eyes and mischievous smile.
She smiled once and garlanded Lord Vishnu, choosing him above all the others.
The Gods cheered when they saw Goddess Lakshmi marry Lord Vishnu. She was the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity and he was the Preserving God. They all sensed that she was the Goddess Supreme, who had manifested herself as Lakshmi to become Lord Vishnu’s wife – his power and his strength.
Thus with great pomp and show, Goddess Lakshmi married Lord Vishnu during the churning of the ocean.
Subsequently, the ocean also yielded the amrita, and how Lord Vishnu gave the Amrita only to the Devas without giving any to the Asuras is another story!
Coming up next week…Bhakt Prahlad Story