Panchaloha Standing Lakshmi Idol 5 Inch
This Standing Lakshmi Idol (5 Inch) is a handmade, one of a kind, Panchaloha (a term for traditional five-metal alloys) sculpture.
Lakshmi is the radiant Hindu Goddess of wealth & abundance and wife of Lord Vishnu. This Standing Lakshmi Idol is holding two lotus flowers in her hands which are symbols of beauty, fertility and prosperity with her other two hands are in the abhaya "fear not" and varada "boon granting" mudras with both hands having a chakra carved into the palms. The most curious and unusual aspect of this piece is how she is sitting with her right leg in front of her left leg rather than seated in a typical padmasana, full lotus seated position.
This Lakshmi Idol is cast by the artists of a small town on the banks of River Cauvery – SWAMIMALAI. The Highlight of the murti manufacture in Swamimalai is the usage of the ancient lost-wax method - a skill passed on for generations since the Chola period. A science that finds reference in the Rig Veda & Shilpa Sasthira, this age-old method spells precision, technique and aesthetics while adhering to firmly laid down standards and principles.