The Srivatsa is an ancient symbol, considered auspicious in India. Alternative transliterations include Shreevatsa, Śrīvatsa, Shrivatsa, Srivathsa and Sri Vatsa.
Srivatsa means "beloved of Sri", where Sri refers to the goddess Lakshmi. It is a mark on the chest of Vishnu where his consort Sri Lakshmi resides. It is said that the tenth avatar of Vishnu, Kalki, will bear the Srivatsa mark on his chest. Srivatsa-vakshaah ("One who has Srivatsa on his chest") is a name of Vishnu mentioned in the Vishnu Sahasranam.
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