Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, prosperity and luxury and Lord Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and the patron of arts and sciences. These deities are mostly worshipped together as there is no wealth without prosperity and no money without wisdom. This superfine sculpture hand carved with Kadam Wood of Rajasthan shows Goddess Lakshmi towards the right of Ganesha, signifying her as Ganesha’s mother and not consort, as in Hindu mythology, husband always sits on the right of his wife; settled in a Lalitasan posture on a full blown realistic lotus pedestal placed on a semi circular plinth carved dexterously in multiple layers- each having a beauty of its own.
The Lambodara holds a laddoo in his left hand and right in Abhaya Mudra, while the other two hands hold a pasa and pushpsara respectively with the bowl of laddoos in front and thwe revered mooshak also eating one. The Chaturbhuja Gajalakshmi (Lakshmi with an elephant) symbolizes dharma, artha, kama and moksha. She holds two lotuses each in her rear hands; left hand shows wealth pouring out in the form of money and right is in Abhaya Mudra.
Both the deities wear beguiled dhotis and flashing jewels adorn their body. The flower haloed crowns having temple like tops are one of the remarkable aspects in the statue and the back of the throne depicts a short story in itself of two mice busy eating the popular motichoor laddoo. The large parasol on the top is carved beauteously in multiple layers of flower patterns with a unique top and ghungroos hang on the brim in a circular order. The overall beauty of this sculpture lies in the minute and striking briefings carved pleasantly and cleanly.