The superbly auspicious Ganesha-Lakshmi ensemble. He is the presiding deity over new ventures and the spirit of initiative, She is the guardian of the cosmos over wealth and resources of all kinds. Together, they have the power to bring great prosperity to any household or office. The murtis that you see on this page have been carved with careful iconographical perfection for just the purpose.
Lakshmi and Ganesha stand on discrete pedestals. They are wearing dhotis of silk girdled right below the navel. While the chubby belly of Ganesha lies immediately above the girdle, Lakshmi’s slender torso is clad in an engraved bodice. The siblings (son and daughter of Durga and Shiva) are possessed of four arms each (chaturbhujadhari), which is indicative of independence and individual potence.
The respective feet of the deities are placed on the pistil of an upturned lotus-shaped plinth. The elongated petals engraved upon the same resembles the delicate bone structure of the deities’ feet, especially the feminine Lakshmi’s. The features of their respective faces have been carved in superb detail, which makes for a particularly expressive composure.
The combination of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha brings good luck, fortune and abundance in the home or workplace; and removes negativity and obstacles. Gaining wealth without intellect will only result in misusing the wealth. So, one must first acquire the intelligence to spend the wealth rightly. Made with aesthetic appeal, by skilled craftsmen, the idol set comprising Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesh is an ideal piece of home decor item for Puja or decoration or gift jewellery, for all in the family.
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