Star of Lakshmi

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Ashthalakshmi or Star of Lakshmi.

The Star of Lakshmi is a complex {8/2} star figure (i.e. two squares with the same centre at 45° angles), and figures in Hinduism, where it represents Ashtalakshmi, the eight forms, or "kinds of wealth", of the goddess Lakshmi.

In popular culture[edit]

This symbol appears prominently in the fictional Lugash National Museum portrayed in the 1975 film The Return of the Pink Panther.[1]

The symbol is used by the band Faith No More on their website www.fnm.com and other media from the band such as their 1985 album We Care a Lot.

In the novel The Sword of the Templars by Paul Christopher the star marks the entrance to the a secret temple.

In Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, it is regarded as the symbol of King Solomon.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics By Eric W. Weisstein, Published 2003, CRC Press, ISBN 1-58488-347-2, p.2840

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