lord vishnu

Sridhara

Om Sridharaaya Namaha

 
Color   White Lotus
Shakthi (Lakshmi Roopa)   Rathi
Dress   Wears Strings of pearls
 

 

As Lord bears and fosters Lordess Lakshmi, who is spoken of with the significant word 'SRI' and bears her on His chest always, He is called 'Sridharaa'.  Sridhara Murthi the ninth among Vyuhantara and the third to emanate from Pradyumna. He will be holding Disc and Club on the upper left and right hands and Conch and Lotus on the lower left and right hands. He is the Governing power of the  letter 'Bha' of Gayathri Mantra, the letter 'Su' of Mahamantra, 'Ghrana Tattva'  one of the 24 Tattvas and Urdhvapundra marked on the left side of the abdomen during the light half of the lunar month. He is the custodian of the dish prepared on boiled split pulse, lunar month of 'Sravana'  and 'Dhanurasi'. He dwells in the "Nandhanaadi". He is invoked on the left arm of the devotee. His flag bears the emblem of the Crocodile.