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Lladro Lithophane Votive Light - Goddess Lakshmi 4.75" x 3.5"
Created in the same style as the Ganesha Lithophane, this latest lithophane featuring the image of the Goddess Lakshmi has an oval shape. It includes a battery-powered LED though a tea-light candle can also be used. When lit, the transparency of the porcelain enhances the engravings. Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity (both material and spiritual), illumination, wisdom, fortune, fertility, generosity and courage; and is the personification of beauty, grace and charm. Goddess Lakshmi could be described as a beautiful lady, seated on an open lotus flower and at the same time holding two lotus buds, representing beauty, purity and fertility. Her four hands stand for the challenges of human life (Purushartas). A dish with gold coins in front of her suggests that she blesses her followers with riches. She is depicted with jewelry and dressed in fine clothing. To underscore her majesty and divinity, she is also wearing a garland of lotus, a halo, a crown and adornments in her long hair. Her expression is peaceful and friendly, with charm and personal beauty. She is surrounded by an aura of divine happiness, of mental and intellectual satisfaction and especially, of prosperity. The importance given to Lakshmi in homes makes it an essentially domestic god. Lakshmi is kept in most Hindu homes, and is a particular favorite among women.