hi thank u oriental outpost

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hi thank u oriental outpost

Post by gowtham » Jul 2, 2012 8:30 am

PLEASE TRANSLATE THIS NAME " LAKSHMI " INTO CHINESE,
IT CAN ALSO BE WRITTEN AS LAKSHMI AND ALSO LAXMI. MEET THAT THE GODDESS OF MONEY AND LUCK

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Gary
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Re: hi thank u oriental outpost

Post by Gary » Jul 2, 2012 2:10 pm

I've added the transliteration of Lakshmi for you here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/name.php?n=lakshmi

Please note that this will sound like Lakshmi, but does not have the goddess of prosperity meaning of the Indian name.

If you want to go to the origin, we can take the Sanskrit word Laksme or Lakṣmī, meaning "goal", and come up with a Chinese word of the same meaning.

However, we can also use the Chinese title for Lakṣmī, 吉祥天女. This goddess is somewhat known in Chinese where I'd translate it back as, "goddess of fortune and beauty". Just to make sure I've got it right, Lakṣmī is wife of Viṣṇu or Nārāyaṇa. It's said she sprang from the ocean with a lotus in hand (Sometimes called Padmā for this reason). Chinese people (and weird white guys like me) can easily confuse the Hindu Lakṣmī to the Buddhist Guanyin.

If you want this special title, just follow this link:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options. ... 2825+22899
Note that this will mean "(Hindu) Goddess of Prosperity", but does not sound like Lakshmi when pronounced.

Cheers,
-Gary.

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