Legends says she is the oldest sister of Lakshmi, but her resemblance is considered to the totally opposite of what Goddess Lakshmi worshiped for. This older sister of Goddess Lakshmi is known as ‘Alakshmi’, goddess of Misfortune.
Along with Lakshmi rose her older sister Alakshmi, the deity of barrenness and misfortune from the churning of the ocean milk.
She had matted hair, sunken cheeks and coarse limbs. aforesaid the immortal, ‘Lakshmi can dwell wherever there’s nobility and morality, cleanliness and wonder, virtue and compassion.
Alakshmi can dwell wherever there’s sloth, envy, greed, lust and pride.’ So it’s that folks who would like to stay Alakshmi away keep their homes clean, their bodies stunning and their minds pure.