This statue of Deepa Lakshmi is usually placed next to the deity who is being honored: the basin, filled with oil, provides the light that illuminates, dispels the darkness. More...
Height : 7.87'
Weight : 2.2 lbs
Origin : Dehli - India
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Lakshmi is the Shakti, the wife of Vishnu: she symbolizes the prosperity, wealth, fertility that she spreads over the world. At the side of Vishnu who ensures the maintenance, the balance of the world, which gives him the conditions of a harmonious development, she represents fertility, abundance, happiness which blossoms when all the conditions are met. Together, they form the ideal couple guaranteeing balance and a fertile space.
She embodies beauty, fullness, a resplendent, blossoming form.
Lakshmi takes many forms and postures, however she is represented here as Dipa (or Deepa) Lakshmi which is used as an object of worship.
Lakshmi, in this statue represents the light, the enlightenment
Posture Standing in the so-called Samabhanga posture (without flexion), standing like a pillar. Expresses solidity, righteousness
Gesture Two arms folded, her hands hold a basin or oil bowl. This sculpture is usually placed next to the deity who is being honored: the basin, filled with oil and a wick, provides the light that illuminates, dissipates the darkness.
Jewels Magnificent necklaces, earrings, bracelets and a richly embroidered set that contribute to establish her qualities of fortune.
Headgear Magnificent tiara-shaped crown (Kiritamukuta), a great symbol of royalty, high and slender in conical form, it amplifies her royal and celestial nature, giving her an appearance above mere mortals.
Clothing The upper body is naked, symbol of purity. The breasts are generous inherited from the Guptas style and the period of the temples of Khajurâho (Chandela dynasty 9°-11° century AD) and highlight the necklaces. The sections of her pants give fullness and softness to her strictly stretched legs.
Pedestal The gods never touch the ground: the round plinth is reminiscent of the disc and the lotus: Padma symbolizes purity, beauty, perfection. It is the maternal breast, the matrix from which all things come. It is the seat of the feminine principle, the Shakti.
The lotus gives a flower of any beauty, whereas it comes from a marshy, dark, repelling environment: it therefore represents the possibility of transformation, of elevation. This is how the throne of the gods they came from .
Dipa Lakshmi is in this statue accompanied by two parrots that symbolize immortality.
This statue symbolizes enlightenment, creative energy, joy. When lit in a room, it promotes welcome, interiorization and reminds us of our deep nature, the light that animates us.
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