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A Rare Form of Goddess Lakshmi with Normal Two Arms

A Rare Form of Goddess Lakshmi with Normal Two Arms

A Rare Form of Goddess Lakshmi with Normal Two Arms

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This brass-statue of a normal two-armed celestial woman abounding in timeless youth and unfading beauty installed on a tall lotus pedestal represents Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu’s consort and the goddess manifesting riches, fertility, abundance, prosperity, success and accomplishment, and sustenance as also represented ultimate beauty and absolute womanhood. Lakshmi is known by many names : Shri, Padmavati, Kamala, Dharini, Vaishnavi, Narayani … and variants like Gajalakshmi, when she is represented with a pair of white elephants bathing her with milk brought in golden pots from Kshirasagara, the ocean of milk; however, the iconographic traditions of all such forms perceive her as four or even multi-armed carrying invariably in two of them lotuses. Her two-armed form, something most normal, as also the multi-armed almost rigidified in visual arts, is the artistic interpretation of her form in texts.

With its three Suktas devoted to Lakshmi, though by her name as Shri, Lakshmi being a later addition, , the Rig-Veda is the earliest text to allude to Lakshmi. The Rig-Veda perceives Shri as equaling an army well accomplished with horses, chariots, elephants … and considers a house as the most blessed if Shri makes it her perpetual abode. Obviously the Rig-Veda associates Lakshmi with riches and abundance but says nothing expressly about her anatomy or form. The Atharva-Veda, subsequent to the Rig-Veda, hails her as large-breasted full of milk capable of feeding the universe and becomes the earliest text to allude to an aspect of Lakshmi’s anatomy. The ‘Devi-Mahatmya’ in Markandeya Purana that perceives her as one of the three manifestations of the Devi by the name of Mahalakshmi, Lakshmi’s initial form, provides a more elaborate vision of her. It perceives her as the goddess of battlefield carrying a number of attributes and thus visualizes, not manifestly but suggestively, her multi-armed form. The Rig-Vedic Lakshmi, the goddess by invocation, is mythicized into a role in Devi-Mahatmya.

Lakshmi’s personalized form, not the deity’s or the feeding mother’s, emerges in Vishnu Purana like later texts where she stands in relation to Lord Vishnu, the sustainer of the universe, as his humble consort massaging his feet and serving upon him, a fully domesticated form almost completely concretized into passivity as representing riches, abundance, fertility … that Lord Vishnu uses in his act of sustaining and upholding creation. Again as before, such texts do not mention, at least expressly, as to the number of hands that this normal wife of Vishnu had but as a normal woman should have in this new form Lakshmi’s anatomy has been visualized with normal two hands. Endowed with great aesthetic charm and oceans of wealth the most devoted coy consort of Vishnu perpetually engaged in massaging his feet is usually the common man's image of Lakshmi and is usually two-armed. Thus, while a multi-armed forms represent her votive image – the deity-form, the normal two-armed, aesthetic and personal.

Apart the great divine aura, unfading beauty and timeless youth, the attributes that texts associate with Lakshmi as the essence of her being, which this statue of the goddess manifests, her towering Vaishnava crown, ‘makara-kundalas’ – ear-ornaments, that she is wearing, both essentially the attributes of Vaishnava icons, and prevalence of lotus element, one being held by her in her left hand, and other, as her seat being pervaded by her, reveal the identity of the represented figure as goddess Lakshmi. The Rig-Veda lauds her as ‘hiranya-kaya’ – gold-bodied; in every exactness her figure in the statue abounds in the same golden lustre further magnified by the colour of her wear, magenta, a mystique in colours as blending into any it transforms it into another, the same as would the goddess when she blesses any with her presence. Normally her two-armed aesthetic image is her personalized form manifesting when she is with her Lord Vishnu serving upon him or otherwise; however, such personal aspect of the image has been as powerfully revealed in the poise of her figure : completely informal, romantically postured and sensuously modeled. Highly innovative, the artist has conceived her waistband with a buckle consisting of elephant-trunks, an essential element of her imagery it further emphasizes her identity as Lakshmi and, perhaps, also her Gaja-Lakshmi form.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.

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