Star of Lakshmi

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Ashthalakshmi or Star of Lakshmi.

The Star of Lakshmi is a special octagram, a regular compound polygon, represented by Schläfli symbol {8/2} or 2{4}, made from two squares with the same center 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 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 a secret temple.

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

See also[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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