Maa Lakshmi is generally depicted as seated on an open eight petaled lotus flower holding lotus flowers in her two hands and holding the other two in abhaya (assurance) and varada (giving) mudras (gestures) respectively. She is usually associated with water, denoting her association with water.
The lotus carries symbolic meanings in Hinduism. It symbolically represents reality, consciousness, and karma (work, deed) knowledge and self-realization. The lotus, a flower that blossoms in clean or dirty water, also symbolizes purity and beauty regardless of the good or bad circumstances in which its grows. It is a reminder that good and prosperity can bloom and not be affected by evil in one's surrounding. In the company of Shri Vishnu she is depicted with two hands and when alone, she is depicted with four hands, holding lotus, conch, a pot of nectar and fruit respective in each. Her four arms are symbolic of the four goals of humanity that are considered good in Hinduism - dharma (pursuit of ethical, moral life), artha (pursuit of wealth, means of life), karma (pursuit of love, emotional fulfillment), and moksha (pursuit of self-knowledge, liberation).
In some images, as an aspect of Durga, she is also depicted with four additional hands, each carrying a bow, an arrow, a mace and a discuss. When she is depicted with two hands, she is known as Samanya Lakshmi. When she is depicted with two lotuses in two hands and the other two in Abhaya and Varada gestures (mudras), she is known as Varalakshmi.! ✨🌷🐚🌀❤️🕉🙏🏻
Jai Shri Maha Lakshmi ! 🌷❤️🌷