Sunday, 2 March 2014

Lakshmi to Kichijoten

This week the Goddess of Fortune!

#Lakshmi partner of vishnu also known as Lakkhi Shri Sri mahadevi Gilsang Cheon inKorea, Thirumagal, and Chinese Ji Xiang Tian

One text claims Tibetan depictions of Red Tara and Kurukula are Lakshmi.

In Japan she is known as Kichijooten Kisshooten and Kudokuten

Hindu or Buddhism the iconography of this deity shows a princess or queen usually wearing red often holding up a cintamani a wish granting jewel or a conch shell.

Standing or sitting on a lotus she often has one or two elephants at her side.

More images later this week!

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