Lakshmi: A Goddess Grows in Queens
Take this digital tour to learn about how Lakshmi is honored around the world, and in Queens!
What You Will Find Inside
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Find out about the history of a beloved ancient goddess.
See the different ways Lakshmi is celebrated.
Learn Lakshmi's connection to religious freedom and diversity in Queens.
Uncover her special blessings and become aware of local customs.
Discover some of the places she is worshipped.
Explore her presence in Queens neighborhoods and do some sacred shopping.
- Flushing, Queens - Bowne Street
- Jamaica, Queens
- Glen Oaks, Queens - Hillside Avenue
- Jackson Heights, Queens
- Richmond Hill, Queens
Eco-Friendly Water Worship in Queens
Hear the different ways local citizens are adapting Hindu worship in eco-friendly ways.
How to Invite Lakshmi to Your Home
Enjoy these homegrown ways to connect to Lakshmi on your own.
- Discover Lakshmi's Symbols
- Clean Your Space
- Create a Daily Spiritual Practice
- Bring Home Her Image or Statue
- Build Lakshmi Altar or Shrine
- Learn All You Can About Her
- Go on a Local Lakshmi Pilgrimage
- Meditate with the Goddess
Pondering ideas for future expansion of the Lakshmi Exhibit
Worth a Trip Across the Bridge
The Ancestor statue brings Hindu goddess energy to Manhattan
Sources used in this exhibit and gratitude for photo and research access at site visits.
A prayer of gratitude to Lakshmi
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is the author of 25 books.