Sri-Lakshmi usually holds a lotus. She represents prosperity, is a form of Shakti, the feminine creative energy of her spouse, and is an aspect of the Great Goddess Devi. In the Devi Bhagavata Purana, she is said to have been born miraculously from the supreme being’s side. As Vishnu took various incarnations, Lakshmi did, too, becoming, for instance, Sita, Rama’s wife in the Rāmāyana, and Draupadi, the Pandava wife, in the Mahabharata. The Vishnu Purana reveals that she took corresponding forms to each of the avatars of Vishnu.