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The Five Aspects of Shiva - Hana, Tatpurusa, Aghora, Vamadeva and Sadyojata

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Lakshmi is the mother goddess, and the consort of Vishnu. She is the patron of wealth (both material and spiritual), prosperity, good fortune and is the embodiment of beauty and grace. In this form, she is bestowing gold coins of prosperity and the elephants flanking her represent her royal power.

This is a picture of the Hindu Temple Shiv Mandir in Bangalore, India -- a 65ft statue of Lord Shiva. It was interesting how peaceful it looked and how the temple is very symmetric and balanced.