This statue of Laxmi is made with Brass in the Lalitpur district of Nepal. Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, prosperity, light, wisdom, fortune, and fertility.
Also called Mahalakshmi, she is said to bring good luck, and is believed to protect her devotees from all kinds of misery and money-related sorrows.
Lakshmi in Sanskrit is derived from its elemental form lakS, meaning “to perceive or observe”.
This is synonymous with lakṣya, meaning “aim” or “objective”.
The Hindu sacred texts, the Vedas call Mahalakshmi as Lakshyayidhi Lakshmihi which means she is the one who has the object and aim of uplifting mankind.