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Who kicked Mata Lakshmi in front of god Vishnu?

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2011-04-15 10:11:34

Whenever Vishnu returned to

Vaikuntha, tired after his battles with demons, Lakshmi would

invigorate him with her affectionate touch. Once, while Vishnu was

resting, the sage Bhrigu entered Vaikuntha. Neither Vishnu nor

Lakshmi saw him arrive. Insulted, Bhrigu kicked Vishnu on his chest


"How can you sleep when someone is

calling on you?" Bhrigu's insolence horrified Lakshmi. To her

surprise, the lord placed his hand on Bhrigu's foot and asked, "Did

you hurt yourself by kicking me?" The sage was touched by the

lord's concern. Lakshmi was not. "Bhrigu kicked you on your chest,

on Shreevatsa (a golden curl of hair on Vishnu's chest that

represents Lakhsmi), and by doing so kicked me. Avenge this

insult." She demanded angrily."I cannot harm one who is my guest, "

said the lord. Considering this an affront to her dignity, Lakshmi

disappeared from Vaikuntha. E.

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