Dynasty : Chola, Tamil Nadu
Period : Late Medieval 1100 CE
Material : Stone
Location : National Museum
Current Location : National Museum
Goddess Lakshmi or Mahalakshmi is the consort of Vishnu. She is the resplendent goddess of wealth and prosperity who provides the beings with all kinds of material abundance. She is a protector as well as bestower. She bestows upon deserving people according to their past karma and degrees of devotion. She also protects from ill health and adversity. This is an image of Lakshmi seated on a rectangular pedestal, with knees apart. She holds lotuses in her hands and wears a mukuta, circular earrings, necklace and the lower garment is secured with an elaborate girdle at the waist.