Sri or Lakshmi is the Goddess of fortune. She is the power and consort of Lord Vishnu, the preserver. Lakshmi the power of multiplicity and fortune is necessary for the preservation.
She appeared has Padma, Dharani, Sita and Rukumani in separable Vishnu avatars (Divine Incarnation).
She is usually described as standing or sitting in lotus and holding lotuses in each of her two hands. Sri Lakshmi is adorned with lotus garland and jewels. Very often elephant are shown on either side emptying pitchers (celestial maidens) of water over her. Lakshmi is also seen seated in lotus throne with four hands holding Padma (Lotus), Sankha (Conch), Amrtakalasa (Pot of Ambrosia) and Bilva fruit (Stone apple) or Citron. Owl is shown as he carrier-vehicle
The four hands signify her power to grant four Purusarthas (Ends of Human Life), Dharma (Righteousness), Artha (Wealth), Kama (Pleasures of Flesh) and Moksha (Beatitude).