Author: HandicraftPublisher: HandicraftYear: NALanguage: NAPages: NAISBN/UPC (if available): NA
Lakshmi is the Consort of the great Hindu god, Vishnu. She is the goddess of wealth and good fortune. During the Hindu celebration, Diwali, the festival of lights, lanterns are lit and fireworks exploded to please the goddess. The goddess is said to visit houses which are well lit. Lakshmi is sometimes associated with Indra and her presence is believed by some to bring fertility. There is a legend of Indra pouring rain on the land with Lakshmi by his side so the crops flourished. Lakshmi appears in the great tale of creation, the churning the ocean, appearing on a lotus flower. This form of Lakshmi, the Deepa Lakshmi is popular as the deepa bowl She is holding is filled with ghee oil and lit to attract the mighty Devi to shower her blessings upon the household or business which has lit the lamp.This glowing brass statue weighs 1 lb and 9 oz and is 7.5 inches high.