Goddess Laxmi in Lotus flower In most temples, people offer a garland of lotuses to get the blessings of Lord for prosperity and wealth. Offering lotus to Lord Mahavishnu is considered highly sacred since He is the Lord of Laxmi and the lotus symbolizes goddess Laxmi. Lakshmi or Laxmi, is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is the wife and shakti (energy) of Vishnu, one of the principal deities of Hinduism Approx. 5" tall, by 3" at widest points.