DEVIS OF INDIA - The Trinity
Set of 3 - Chola Bronzes, 4" height standing Parvati, Laxmi, Saraswati
The Trinity or a triad is a concept of three eminent goddesses or Devis - Parvati, Laxmi and Saraswati - each of 4" height and in standing position- rendered as Chola Bronzes sculptures a 10th century craft from the region of Tamlinadu.
All different forms of energy or powers of God are with the Trimurti. The goddess is viewed as central in Shaktism and Shaivism Hindu traditions. Shakti or Vimarsh is the power that is latent in pure consciousness, required to reach pure consciousness and essential to create, sustain and destroy. Just as Energy can never be created nor be destroyed, but changes from one form to another; these Devis took many incarnations to do different tasks!
- Parvati is the goddess of love, beauty, purity, fertility and devotion
- Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual)
- Saraswati, is the goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning