Mahalakshmi is worshipped on the Siddha Yoga path as a form of Kundalini Shakti, which pervades the universe and dwells within human beings as the power that unfolds yoga from within. Shri Mahalakshmi embodies the principles of abundance and prosperity. By invoking her, spiritual seekers become more attuned to the beauty, harmony, and bountifulness in the world and in themselves.
In the Puranas, Mahalakshmi is described as the eternal companion of Lord Vishnu—the sustaining power of the Universe. Traditional iconography of Mahalakshmi often portray her as rising out of the ocean of Consciousness on an open lotus flower, bestowing good fortune and inner knowledge. Her left hand is in abhaya mudra, a gesture of divine protection. A stream of coins flows from her right hand, representing her blessings of material and spiritual prosperity.
One way to honor and worship Mahalakshmi is by singing the Mahalakshmi Stotram, the hymn to Mahalakshmi. The holiday of Navaratri, the nine-day celebration of the Devi, is an especially auspicious time for this practice. Through prayer to Mahalakshmi, one offers gratitude for her manifold blessings and cultivates her nurturing qualities within.