Bibliography and Research Books
These are books used for general research about Lakshmi and for the quotes from scholarly authors that appear in red on some of the pages of the exhibit.
Let this also act as a reference and reading list of important books about, or that include, the Goddess Lakshmi. Thank you.
Arva, Virender Kumar. The Book of the Vedas: Timeless Wisdom from Indian Tradition. Edited by Malcolm Day. Hauppauge, New York: B.E.S. Publishing, 2003.
Ashley-Ferrand, Thomas. Shakti Mantras: Tapping into the Great Goddess Energy Within. New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 2003.
Bapat, Tara. Rituals and Festivals of India. Mumbai, India: Popular Prakashan, 1997.
Chaturvedi, B.K. Lakshmi: Gods and Goddesses of India. Delhi, India: Books For All, 1996.
Cleary, Thomas, and Aziz, Sartaz. Twilight Goddess: Spiritual Feminism and Feminine Spirituality. Boston, MS: Shambhala, 2000.
Comtois, Pranada. Bhakti Shakti: Goddess of Divine Love. Chandra Media, 2022.
C. Mackenzie Brown. The Devi Gita. State University of New York Press, 1998.
Danielou, Alain. Virtue, Success, Pleasure, Liberation: The Four Aims of Life in the Tradition of Ancient India. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions, 1993.
Debroy, D. Lakshmi Puja: Dipavali Pujan. Delhi, India: Hind Pocket Books Ltd, 1996.
Debroy, Dipavali, and Bibek Debroy. The Vishnu Purana. Delhi, India: Books For All, 1991.
Dempsey, Corinne. The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Dravid, Dr. Swati. Iridescence of Goddess Laksmi (Text with English Translation and Annotations of Sri-Sukta-Bhasyam). New Delhi, India: New Bharatiya Book Corporation, 2019.
Easwaran, Eknath. Thousand Names of Vishnu. Petaluma, CA: Nilgiri Press, 1987.
Eck, Diana L. Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1996.
Feuerstein, Ph.D., Georg. The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga. Boston: Shambhala, 2000.
Foulston, Lynn, and Stuart Abbott. Hindu Goddesses: Beliefs and Practices. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2009.
Gupta, Jawaharlal. Sri Suktam: With Hymns and Stotras of Goddess Laksmi. Butala Emporium Inc: Indo-US Books & Journals, 1999.
Gupta, Sanjukta. Laksmi Tantra: A Pancaratra Text. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2000.
Gupte, B.A. Hindu Holidays and Ceremonials: With Dissertations on Origin, Folklore, and Symbols. 1916. Reprint, New Delhi, India: Asian Education Services, 1994.
Guru Kirn Kaur Khalsa. Mala Meditation: For Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Prosperity. Los Angeles, CA: Sacred Gems, 1994.
Hawley, John Stratton and, Wulff, Donna Marie, and Harvard. The Divine Consort: Rādhā and the Goddesses of India. Berkeley, Calif.: Berkeley Religious Studies Series, 1982.
Hawley, John Stratton, Wulff, Donna Marie. Devī: Goddesses of India. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1996.
Heinrich Zimmer. Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization. Edited by Joseph Campbell. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1974.
Jansen, Eva Rudy. The Book of Hindu Imagery: The Gods and Their Symbols. Diever, The Netherlands: Binkey Kok, 1997.
Jayadeva. The Gita Govinda. Translated by Sir Edwin Arnold. Victoria, Australia: New Humanity Books, 1990.
Johnsen, Linda. The Living Goddess: Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe. Saint Paul, Minn.: Yes International Publishers, 1999.
Kālī, Devādatta. In Praise of the Goddess: The Devimabatmya and Its Meaning. York Beach, ME: Nicolas-Hays, 2004.
Kinsley, David R. Hindu Goddesses: Visions of the Divine Feminine in the Hindu Religious Tradition. Berkeley: Univ. Of California Press, 1986.
Kumar, P. Pratap. The Goddess Lakshmi: The Divine Consort in South Indian Vaisnava Tradition. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1997.
Kumar, Vijaya. 108 Names of Lakshmi. Delhi. India: Sterling Publishers, 1997.
Mata Amritanandamayi Center. Puja: The Process of Ritualistic Worship. San Ramon, CA: Mata Amritanandamayi Center, 1992.
Mittal, Dr. Mahendra. Maa Laxmi: Story of the Divine Goddess Who Blesses Her Devotees with Prosperity Instantly. Translated by Igen B. Delhi, India: Manoj Publications, n.d.
Narasimhan, Bhanumathi. Parashakti: Magical Stories of the Divine Mother. Chennai, India: Westland Publications, 2019.
Pandey, Rajbali. Hindu Samskaras: Socio-Religious Study of Hindu Sacraments. New Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass, 2013.
Pattanaik, Devdutt. Lakshmi: The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune-an Introduction. Mumbai, India: Vakils Feffer & Simons Ltd, 2003.
Pattanaik, Devdutt. Devi the Mother Goddess: An Introduction. Mumbai, India: Vakils, Feffer & Simons, Ltd., 2000.
Pintchman, Tracy. The Rise of the Goddess in the Hindu Tradition. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997.
Pintchman, Tracy. Seeking Mahādevī: Constructing the Identities of the Hindu Great Goddess. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2001.
Poddar, Hanumanprasad. Shri Hari: The Divine Name and Its Practice. Gorakhpur, India: Govind Bhavan Karyalaya Gita Press, 1994.
Rhodes, Constantina. Invoking Lakshmi. Dev Publishers & Distributors, 2012.
Sakya, Jnan Bahadur. Short Description of Gods, Goddesses, and Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Kathmandu, Nepal: Handicraft Association of Nepal, n.d.
Sangam, Sahitya. Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat. Gujarat, India, n.d.
Schweig, Graham M. Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song. New York, New York: HarperOne Publishers, 2007.
Seth, Kailash Nath, and B.K. Chaturvedi. Gods and Goddesses of India. New Delhi: Diamond Pocket Books Ltd, 1998.
Sharma, Pt. Kishanlal. Why? Hindu Customs, Rituals and Rites: Authentic Scientific Explanations. Translated by Igen B. Delhi, India: Manjoi Publications, 2015.
Sivaramamurti, C. Sri Lakshmi in Indian Art and Thought. New Delhi, India: Kanak Publications, 1981.
Swami Jyotirmayananda. Mysticism of the Devi Mahatmya: Worship of the Divine Mother. South Miami, FL: Yoga Research Foundation, 1994.
Swami Pavitrananda. Hymns and Prayers to Gods and Goddesses. Calcutta, India: Advaita Ashrama Publication Department, 1996.
Swami Raghaveshananda. A Prayer Book for Children. Mylapore, India: Sri Ramakrishna Math, 2010.
Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Laksmi Puja and Thousand Names. Napa, CA: Devi Mandir Publications, 2001.
Vanamali. Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother. Rochester. VT: Inner Traditions, 2006.
Werner, Karel. The Popular Dictionary of Hinduism. Chicago, IL: NTC Publishing Group, 1997.