Kisshōten

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Kisshōten (吉祥天), also known as Kichijōten, Kudokuten (功徳天), Laksmi, Mahasri or Sri-mahadevi is a Japanese female divinity. Adapted from the Hindu goddess Lakshmi and the god Krishna she is sometimes named as one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, replacing Jurōjin.[1] She is considered to be the goddess of happiness, fertility, and beauty.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Wooden figure of Kichijōten". The British Museum. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kisshōten (Kichijōten)". Philadelphia Museum of Art. Retrieved 27 August 2012.