VASUDHARA

On Exhibition

Medium: Gouache on Canvas

Size: 243 x 53 cm

Year: 2020

About the Art

Newar Buddhists of Kathmandu Valley worship Vasudhara as the goddess of abundance and wealth. For this reason, she is often compared with the Hindu goddess Laxmi. Her yellowish complexion represents the color of precious metals, symbolizing opulence and abundance. She is portrayed with six arms and seated in Lalitasana with her right foot resting on a vase of treasure. Her right hands forms the gesture of varada mudra (wish granting) and of singing, as well as holds a jewel whereas the left hands hold a vase of abundance, a sheaf of corn and a sutra (holy scripture).

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