Framed in a thick rectangular wooden board with carvings of lotus petals at the borders, goddess lakshmi in her iconic manifestation sits in the centre on a full bloom lotus pedestal carrying all the dignified forms of attributes. In hindu religion and mythology, this goddess is the patron of beauty, fertility and wealth. Gajalakshmi (elephant goddess) is one of her eight forms (ashta lakshmi), symbolizing prosperity, strength and forbearance; depicted here as being flanked by two elephants on either side, in an action of honoring her with a garland of flowers. As you expand your area of sight, you will see two apsaras in kindness to the revered elephants.
This whole gesture of honor and worship is being experienced by the two peacocks standing on either corners of the panel having a folded neck and supremely long coiled feathers at the top. This gajalakshmi panel is flourished in the most traditional and ethnic patterns such that its presence on any empty wall will automatically enhance the divine aura of the room with its realistic intricate engravings, dual shaded tone, large size and eye-catching beauty.
South indian temple wood carving. 15 inch height x 59 inch width x 2.3 inch depth. This item is made of south indian temple wood carving.