Vidya means knowledge as well as education, not just degrees or diplomas from the university, but real all-round education. So, this form of Goddess Lakshmi
is the giver of knowledge of the arts and sciences. Like the Goddess of knowledge - Saraswati - Vidya Lakshmi is depicted as sitting on the lotus, four-armed, wearing a white sari, and carrying two lotuses on both hands, other two hands being in abhaya and varada mudra.
Vidya-Lakshmi Prayer Song: Lyrics of the hymn or stotram dedicated to this form of Lakshmi
Pranatha Suresvari, Bhaarathi, Vaargavi, Shokavinaashini, Rathnamaye, Manimaya Bhooshitha Karnavibhooshana Shanthisamaavrutha Haasyamukhe Navanithi Dhaayini, Kalimala Haarini Kaamyaphalapradha, Haasyayuthe Jaya Jaya He, Madhusoodhana Kaamini Vidhyaalakshmi, Paalayamaam ||
Listen / Download - Ashta-Lakshmi Stotra (MP3)