Sarasvati and Lakshmi

It’s said that Sarasvati and Lakshmi have a mutual dislike for one another, and that petitioning one will offend the other. They are so unalike, it’s not hard for me to see how they wouldn’t get along. But I have a hard time believing that they’re actually at such odds they’d curse their followers!

I can’t imagine Sarasvati having enemies. She keeps to herself, and doesn’t bother anyone who doesn’t bother her. It’s hard to offend her, though if you have the misfortune to do so, she becomes the Vedic river goddess of old, her wrath breaking the backs of mountains. She really just wants to be left alone with her books.

It’s even harder for me to imagine Lakshmi having enemies. She’s beautiful, charming, witty, and kind. Everybody loves her. Seriously. Everybody loves her. She’s a goddess of love and money. What’s not to like? I may be a Sarasvati girl, but I can’t dislike Lakshmi, either.

So why do they hate each other? Well, I don’t think they really do. They just don’t get along! They’re totally different personalities, and because of that they kind of drive one another crazy and don’t like to hang around each other…but that doesn’t mean they hate each other. That doesn’t mean they’re enemies.

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