Dhanalakshmi is an avatar of Mother Goddess Lakshmi who plays a vital role in eradicating poverty by bestowing wealth and prosperity. She is carved here in a smoky grey shade with silver gloss highlighting her features in the most alluring manner on a thick rectangular wooden panel, chiselled in beautiful borders at the top and bottom. She is seen as granting boon of fearlessness with her right anterior hand, to those who worship her with purity and devotion.
In Hindu mythology, goddess Dhanalakshmi is worshipped during Diwali and Dhanteras festivals as her nature of granting wealth, light, prosperity, wisdom, fortune and fertility allows a person to have good financial status and get rid of negative influences and other obstacles. She is perched here on a full blooming lotus throne and both legs folded up in decency. Her intense eyes, with the smiling lips depicts her role of staying and spreading happiness all around.
The Chaturbhuja has a pot of coins flowing out from it near her right hand, thus justifying her as Dhanalakshmi and the rear hands carry a lotus each with a long stem to hold with; garbed in an elegant dhoti that reaches her ankles and a short decently fitted blouse that is covered by the long necklace that ends near her navel. Flower aureoled crown, carved in a mesmerized pattern glorifies her head. Zoom in to see the unique color tinges of red at random places on this sculpture, that gives it a realistic and antique look.