Partly Gold Plated Goddess Laxmi Statue|
This is a partly gold plated copper statue of Goddess Laxmi. The artists who made this statue are today the 4th generation craftsmen and are equally blessed craftspeople. The fine and detailed work proves their mettle and you can see the fine quality of work in this very statue.
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual). She is the wife and active energy of Lord Vishnu.[non-primary source needed] Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life – dharma, kāma, artha, and moksha. Representations of Lakshmi are also found in Jain monuments. In Buddhist sects of Tibet, Nepal, and southeast Asia, goddess Vasudhara mirrors the characteristics and attributes of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi with minor iconographic differences.
Lakshmi is also called Sri or Thirumagal because she is endowed with six auspicious and divine strength even to Vishnu. When Vishnu descended on the Earth as the avatars Rama and Krishna, Lakshmi descended as his respective consorts: Sita (Rama's wife) and Rukmini (Krishna's wife).
Size: 6.5" H x 5" W x 3.5" D
Weight: 823 grams