Originally posted by popeye
It is always said that Laxmi and Vishnu's is a divine love and that whenever Vishnu's avtaar comes to earth.. laxmi also takes the human form and comes down to be his life partner. For example when vishnu came down as Ram, Laxmi came down as sita and likewise when Vishnu came down as Krishna .. she comes down as Rukmini.
Radha's love for Krishna is more Bhakti and devotion than Love. But his wife is always Laxmi ie. Rukmini.
Another interesting fact is that even the Shesh Nag ... Vishnujis snake incarnated with him. In his Ram incarnation as Laxman and in his Krishna incarnation as Balram.
There is plenty of evidence to contend that neither Lakshmi, nor Adisesha have to accompany Vishnu when he comes to earth.
In Matsya avatar, when Vishnu took the form of a horned fish (not a swordfish), he needed a snake to tie him to the boat that saved the saptarshis. Here, he could have used Sesh nag - his serpantine throne - as a chain, but didn't. Instead he used Vasuki.
In Kurma avatar, he married Lakshmi in his original form, and so that was where Lakshmi entered. But here too, in the samudra manthan, he again used Vasuki, rather than Sesha-nag as the rope used to rotate the mountain.
In Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana and Parashurama avatars, neither Lakshmi nor Sesha nag went w/ him. Granted, Varaha and Narasimha were really brief, and so they were not needed, and besides, there was no role for Lakshmi there. But Sesha Nag could have accompanied him as a warrior, but didn't.
In Vamana avatar, I think Vishnu was there for a while - don't think he grew overnight. There would have been no role for Sesha Nag here, but Lakshmi didn't incarnate to be Vamana's wife.
In Parashuram avatar, Vishnu took that form (and left it according to some accounts after Parashuram's encounter w/ Rama). Parashuram lived throughout the Treta and Dwapar Yugas. Despite that, Lakshmi didn't incarnate to marry him, and Sesha Nag didn't incarnate to be his companion.
In Rama avatar, Valmiki doesn't claim that Lakshman is Sesha-nag: by that account, Lakshman is part of Vishnu himself, as is Bharat & Shatrughan. It's in Adhyatma that Lakshman is Sesha Nag.
In Kalki Avatar, Lakshmi is supposed to incarnate as Ramaa and marry him, but Sesha Nag isn't scheduled to come w/ him.
Edited by _Vrish_ - 16 July 2011 at 1:42am