Who kicked Mata Lakshmi in front of god Vishnu?
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.
(taken from www.crystallotus.com)