A magnificent vintage handcrafted sculpture of Meenakshi in brass - Hindu female Diety and consort of Lord Shiva on a pedestal holding an oil lamp surrounded by 20 small oil lamps / diyas.
Worshipped mainly by followers from the South of India, Goddess Meenakshi is one of the few Hindu female deities to have a major temple devoted to her - the far and famed Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
When the sun goes down at the end of the day, its the light of the 'deep' or 'diya' or earthen lamp that dispels the darkness. Darkness is associated with sadness, lifelessness, ignorance etc. Light or 'Prakaash' is Lakshmi, who gives us the wealth of brightness.
This sculpture with the lamp when lit, brings joy, celebration, knowledge, life and wealth showing the way even in dismal, dull, and dark situations signifying the 'ray of light' that inspires us towards life, ideas, and progress.
Size: 28 cm tall x 18 cm wide with 21 oil lamps.
Weight: 2.4 kilograms