↑D. R. Rajeswari (1989). Sakti Iconography. Intellectual Publishing House. p. 22. ISBN9788170760153. In some places Gazalakshmi also has been given Lion as her Vahana. In South India Vara Lakshmi, one of the forms of eight Lakshmis is having Lion as her Vahana. In Rameshwaram also for Veera Lakshmi Lion is Vahana. She carries Trisula, Sphere, Sankha, Chakr, and abhaya and Varada mudras.
↑Journal, Volumes 6-7. Asiatic Society (Kolkata, India). 1964. p. 96. From the occurrence of cornucopiae , lotus flower and lion mount the goddess has been described as Lakshmi - Ambikā — a composite icon combining the concepts of Śrī or Lakshmi , the goddess of prosperity , and Ambikā , the mother aspect of Durga.