Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lakshmi- the goddess of wealth(Hindu) - shining with gold

laxmi, beauty, weath
Goddess Lakshmi means Good Luck to Hindus. The word 'Lakshmi' is derived from the Sanskrit word "Laksya"meaning 'aim' or 'goal', and she is the goddess of wealth and prosperity, both material and spiritual.
Lakshmi is the household goddess of most Hindu families, and a favorite of women. Although she is worshipped daily, the festive month of October is Lakshmi's special month. Lakshmi Puja is celebrated on the full moon night of Kojagari Purnima. Cascades of gold coins are seen flowing from her hands, suggesting that those who worship her gain wealth. 

5 comments:

Anne said...

Lovely! I love the way you have done the hair and jewelry, some skills you have! The background is awesome, too.

Koosje Koene said...

Yes, this IS awesome! The gold is really shining, and the colours you used are great!

Michele Thomas said...

She is beautiful. I am hoping to get to India mid October this year. I cannot wait!!!

Cindy D. said...

Neat style! I like the contrast between the shiny and the pastels and the dark skin. Lovely details.

Creations By Mit said...

Wow! Nice illo! Her hair is positively luminous!