Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, and purity. She is one of the most popular Hindu deities. She is the consort of Vishnu. She is traditionally depicted standing on a lotus flower, with one or two elephants behind her anointing her with water. Hindus believe that sincere (rather than greed-oriented) worship of Lakshmi brings one fortune and success. She is said to honor hard work and morality. She is especially celebrated on the holiday Diwali. She is the consort of Vishnu.
Kaccha, the turtle incarnation of Vishnu. Mumbai (place of creation). Date late 19th - early 20th century (1871 - 1930). Artist/maker after Raja Ravi Varma (1848 - 1906), Ravi Varma Press (active late 19th century - early 20th century) (printmaker)