Goddess Lakshmi With The Wealth Pot
The goddess symbolizes not only material wealth but also the wealth of all kinds from food to fame and the richness of life. Hence, she has many aspects representing various forms of wealth, richness, abundance, perfection, fulness and enjoyment. Hindu tradition recognizes eight forms of lakshmi. Which are collectively known as ashtalakshmis (eight lakshmis), each representing a particular type of wealth. Their names and associated aspect are, adilakshmi (first), dhanyalakshmi (crops), dhairyalakshmi (courage), gajalakshmi (elephants), santanalakshmi (children), vijayalakshmi (victory), vidyalakshmi (education), and dhanalakshmi (riches). Of them gajalakshmi is the most popular. It may be because in ancient times elephants played an important role in wars and clearing forests to facilitate cultivation. They constituted an important part of the royal army, just as battle tanks today, and denoted the might of a king and his chances of victory in a battle.
Chance and luck also favored those who possessed them in abundance. Hence, goddess lakshmi, as the source of the wealth of elephants became popular as gaja lakshmi.
Because of that, she also became an associated deity of lord ganesha, the god who possesses an elephant head. 12.00 inch height x 7.00 inch width x 6.00 inch depth. This item is made of brass statue.