Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
Share
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Sculptures > Wood > The Beautiful, Bejeweled Goddess Who Rules Over Our Hearts
Displaying 1 of 312         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Beautiful, Bejeweled Goddess Who Rules Over Our Hearts

The Beautiful, Bejeweled Goddess Who Rules Over Our Hearts

The Beautiful, Bejeweled Goddess Who Rules Over Our Hearts

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

South Indian Temple Wood Carving

3 X 1.5 X 0.5 ft
19.5 kg
Item Code:
ZU93
Price:
$735.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Beautiful, Bejeweled Goddess Who Rules Over Our Hearts

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3992 times since 3rd Jan, 2009
Lakshmi continues to rule the hearts of artists and patrons alike. The reasons are not too far to seek. Unlike the majority of deities, Goddess Lakshmi does not represent abstract powers or abstruse concepts, rather, she is the deity governing the material aspects of our lives, and hence the ease with which we relate to her.

She is adorned here with a towering crown known in iconographical texts as the 'Kiritamukuta.' This is literally and metaphorically the highest of all crowns. The shape is that of a rather conical cylinder, similar to a mitre, ending in a knot or point. When worn by a goddess, this signifies that she has a rank among the highest of all deities. A solar halo further frames this crown.

The long ear lobes (a sign of a superior status) are adorned with precious earrings fashioned in the shape of a flower. Such 'ear-flowers' are considered particularly auspicious since flowers, in addition to being natural erotic stimulants, by virtue of their association with Kama, the god of love, are also essentially a concise symbol of nature, condensing into a brief span of time the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth. In addition, they also reflect gentleness, youth, spiritual perfection and artless innocence, qualities which are but the fundamental attributes of Lakshmi.

She is further bedecked in numerous ornaments which include bracelets, armlets, anklets, chokers and a long necklace which cascades down the wide chasm dividing her bosom into two symmetrical halves. Two well defined inverted lotuses cup these two founts which hold the potential to pleasurably nurture and nourish the entire human race. Slight but deft incisions mark the folds which emphasize the beauty of her midriff. A tight fitting dhoti held together by a bejewelled waistband clings to her lower limbs. The skill of the sculptor can be discerned in the masterful treatment of the folds of this drape.

The goddess has four arms which signify the four directions, denoting her omnipresence and omnipotence. Significantly the Goddess is represented with four arms only when depicted alone. When shown with her husband Vishnu, she is sculpted with two arms only. None of her hands is idle, each being engaged in making a significant statement. While the upper two firmly grip the stalks of two full-blown lotuses symbolizing her own budding youth (and by extension her powers of fertility), the other two grant the boon of fearlessness and abundance respectively.

This sculpture comes from Thammapatty (district Salem) in Tamil Nadu.


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Vastu Pyramid with Syllable Mantra with Ganesha Figure, Shri Vaastu Dosh Nivaaran, Shri Kuber Mantra, Shri Yantra
Copper
2.8 inch X 4.3 inch X 4.3 inch
76 gms
Item Code: RU39
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Large Wick Lamp with Goddess Mariamman, Pair of Deep Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha-Goddess Saraswati, Lord Karttikeya-Goddess Lakshmi
Brass
11.0 inch x 9.5 inch x 7.0 inch
3. 0 kg
Item Code: ZBG02
$395.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lakshmi the Goddess Who Gives Money
White Cedar Wood from Trivandrum (Kerala)
19.5 inch x 12 inch x 5 inch
4 kg
Item Code: ZAQ37
$695.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Lakshmi
Brass Statue
10.5 inch x 6.5 inch x 5.5 inch
4.1 kg
Item Code: ZBK55
$255.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shri Krishna and Kaliya
Brass Sculpture
15.0 inch X 8 inch X 5.5 inch
5.2 kg
Item Code: XI10
$295.00
Backorder
Backorder
Bhagavan Vishnu and Devi Lakshmi  Seated on Sheshnag
Brass Statue
10 inch x 10 inch x 5 inch
5.0 kg
Item Code: ZAH93
$255.00
Backorder
Backorder
Deeplakshmi
Brass Statue
25.0 inch x 10.0 inch x 11.5 inch
10.5 kg
Item Code: ZBO55
$395.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Pair of Lakshmi Ganesha Lamps with Bells
Brass Statue
9.5 inch x 6.0 inch x 6.0 inch-Lakshmi Ji
10.0 inch x 6.0 inch x 6.0 inch-Ganesha Ji
3.9 kg
Item Code: ZBI87
$275.00
Backorder
Backorder
Lord Vishnu with Lakshmi Ji
Deal 20% Off
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
36.0" X 24.0" X 5.5"
19.0 kg
Item Code: RL11
$995.00$796.00
You save: $199.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Lakshmi
South Indian Temple Wood Carving
19.3 inch Height x 10.2 inch Width x 4 inch Depth
4.2 kg
Item Code: ZBO21
$295.00
Backorder
Backorder

Testimonials

I recieved my Mahavir pendant today. It is wonderful. I was recently in Delhi and as it was a spiritual trip visiting Jain temples in Rajasthan, Agra, Rishikesh and Delhi i did not have the opportunity to shop much. The pendant is beautiful and i shall treasure it. I have attached a picture of me in India. Your country and the people will always be in my heart.
Evelyn, Desoto, Texas.
I received my Order this week, It's wonderful. I really thank you very much.
Antonio Freitas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I have been ordering from your site for several years and am always pleased with my orders and the time frame is lovely also. Thanks for being such a wonderful company.
Delia, USA
I recviced Book Air Parcel(Nadi-Astrology). I am glad to see this book. Thankx. Muhammad Arshad Nadeem Pakistan.
Muhammad Arshad Nadeem
It is always a great pleasure to return to Exotic India with its exquisit artwork, books and other items. As I said several times before, Exotic India is far more than a highly professional Indian online shop; it is in fact an excellent ambassador to the world for the splendour of Indian wisdom and spirituality. I wish a happy and successful New Year 2017 to Exotic India and its employees! You can be very proud of yourself!
Dr Michael Seeber (psychiatrist and psychotherapist, Essen/Germany)
My last order arrived in a reasonable amount of time, regarding the long way it had to take! I am glad to find this and some other ayurvedic remedy, as well as books and much other things at your online-store and I am looking forward to be your customer again, some time.
Andreas, Germany.
Намаскар! Честно говоря, сомневался. Но сегодня получил свой заказ. Порадовала упаковка, упаковано всё очень тщательно и аккуратно. Большое спасибо, как раз подарок к Новому Году! Namaskar! Frankly, I doubted. But today received my order. We were pleased with the packaging. Everything is packed carefully and accurately. Thank you very much, just a gift for the New Year!
Ruslan, Russia.
Thanks for the great sale!! It really helped me out. I love Exotic India.
Shannon, USA
I have got the 3 parcels with my order today and everything is perfect. Thank you very much for such a good packaging to protect the items and for your service.
Guadalupe, Spain
Great books! I am so glad you make them available to order, thank you!
Yevgen, USA
TRUSTe online privacy certification
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India