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Title: Kisshōten  
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Subject: Japanese goddesses, Jmyth navbox long, Tenson kōrin, Omoikane (Shinto), Azumi-no-isora
Collection: Fertility Goddesses, Japanese Goddesses
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Kisshōten (吉祥天), also known as Kichijōten, Kudokuten (功徳天), Laksmi, Mahasri or Sri-mahadevi is a Japanese female divinity. Adapted from the Hindu goddess Lakshmi and the god Krishna she is sometimes named as one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, replacing Jurōjin.[1] She is considered to be the goddess of happiness, fertility, and beauty.[1][2]


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