The elementary idea behind the textual origin
of Sri Lakshmi was to ensure fertility and abundance. In ancient society when
crop failure and death in childbirth or stillbirths were quite common, Devi
Lakshmi emerged as the protector goddess of fields and wombs.
This splendid handmade goddess Lakshmi statue in brass represents the craftsmen’s vision of the bestower of potency and wealth. Emitting a golden radiance, the Hindu goddess is placed on a maroon-coloured lotus and holds two half-blossomed lotuses. Devi's heavenly physique is decorated with ornaments of glittering golden colour. Karnphool, earrings shaped like fully bloomed flowers, exquisite necklaces such as the gem-studded Ratna Malika and oval bajuband or armlets have added to the beauty of the great goddess. The channvira, an ornament similar to the sacred thread in appearance curves around Devi's left breast and falls flat over her shapely waist. Ma Lakshmi is depicted as a youthful woman, with a narrow waist, wide hips, and round breasts. The sculptor has left the upper body bare and carved a heavily embellished girdle, with multiple strings of pearls and a floral emblem just above the front piece of Devi's decorated dhoti. The waistband wraps Maa Lakshmi's waist to highlight her wide lower body- an attribute that signifies reproductive potential in young maidens. The celestial beauty of this standing Lakshmi statue is enhanced by the ornately designed jewellery and the high kiritamukuta crown of the goddess.
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