Sri Sukta, is a Rigvedic devotional hymn eulogizing Sri or Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and fertility. It is recited with a strict Vedic accent to invoke the Goddess' blessings. It describes Sri to glorious, ornamented, royal, lustrous as gold, and radiant as fire, moon and sun. She is addressed as the bestower of fame, bounty and abundance in the form of Gold, cattle, horses and food and entreated to banish her sister Alakshmi (misfortune) who is associated with need, hunger, thirst and poverty. The hymn also associated Sri with fertility. Sri Sukta was the motifs of louts (padma) and elephant, the symbols that are conventionally related to Sri Lakshmi. The lotus is the symbol of purity, beauty, spiritual power, life, fertility, growth and in Tantra, the entire created universe. It is a recurring motif in Hindu, Buddhist and Jain literature and a lotus growing from Lord Vishnu's navel is said to mark the beginning of a new cosmic creation. The elephants are symbolic of royalty and cloud and rain.