Laxmi is a part of the Hindu Trinity of goddesses which comprises of Saraswati (consort of Brahma and goddess of arts and knowledge), Laxmi (wife of Lord Vishnu and goddess of wealth and prosperity) and Parvati (wife of Lord Shiva and goddess of spiritual wealth).
भोंदू पसीने में तर, लकड़ी का एक गट्ठा सिर पर लिए आया और उसे जमीन पर पटककर बंटी के सामने खड़ा हो गया, मानो पूछ रहा हो ‘क्या अभी तेरा मिजाज ठीक नहीं हुआ ? ‘
A LANTERN light from deeper in the barn
Shone on a man and woman in the door
And threw their lurching shadows on a house
Near by, all dark in every glossy window.
Once upon a time, in the reign of King Cambrinus, there lived at Avesnes one of his lords, who was the finest man–by which I mean the fattest–in the whole country of Flanders.
31st December 2017
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16.