Goddess Gajalakshmi, Tanjore Painting, 22K Gold, Size 38 x 45cm (With Frame)
Goddess Gaja Lakshmi : Gaja Lakshmi which is the giver of power of royalty, also known as Sawbhagya Lakshmi. Gaja Lakshmi is one of the most significant Ashtalakshmi aspects of the Goddess Lakshmi. According to mythology, Gaja Lakshmi once helps Lord Indra to regain his lost wealth from the depth of the ocean.She is shown as seated in Padmasana yogic posture, and has four arms. In each of her upper pair of arms, she carries a lotus, and the lower hands are generally shown in abhya and varadamudra. The elephants flanking her are shown as “lustrating” her, pouring water from their trunk over the goddess.
Tanjore Painting: Origin: Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu India
Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian art developed in the late 16th century in Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, a south Indian state.
The paintings consist of a well-rounded figure, a deity with almond-shaped eyes. The figure would be housed in an enclosure created by means of an arch, curtains, etc.
In this Indian folk art, gold leaves & sparkling stones are used as highlights for accents of the painting like ornaments, dresses, etc.
It’s been said that Thanjavur’s paintings are brightly colored and beautiful. In a dark room, the paintings have a potent glow that’s reminiscent of a presence. Most Thanjavur paintings are made on wooden canvasses while some use glass and walls as well.