Elephant Antique Copper Sanskrit Mantra Etched Hindu Goddess Lakshmi Yantra Plaque # 7

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  • Elephant Antique Copper Sanskrit Mantra Etched Hindu Goddess Lakshmi Yantra Plaque # 7
  • Very Rare Antique Old Copper Elephant Sanskrit Mantra Carved Hindu Goddess Laxmi Yantra In Good Condition.
  • Difference between Mantra, Yantra and Tantra. Key Difference: Mantra refers to a combination of words that is chanted in a particular order; it is believed that on chanting these mantras, the desired results can be achieved. Yantra refers to devices that are used for balancing of mind.
  • Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. She is the consort and shakti of Lord Vishnu. She is also known as the goddess of abundance and fortune for Buddhists. Her four arms are symbolic of the four goals of humanity that are considered good in Hinduism. Dharma (pursuit of ethical, moral life) Artha (pursuit of wealth, means of life) Kama (pursuit of love, emotional fulfillment) and Moksha (pursuit of self-knowledge, liberation).
  • In Lakshmi's iconography, she is either standing or sitting on a lotus and typically is carrying a lotus in one or two hands. The lotus carries symbolic meaning in Hinduism and other traditions. It is a reminder that good and prosperity can bloom and not be affected by evil in one's surrounding. Lakshmi is also sometimes shown with elephants by her sides, below or behind her. The elephant symbolize work, activity, and strength, as well as water, rain and fertility for abundant prosperity. Occasionally she is seen with an owl, which signifies knowledge, especially when surrounded by darkness. In some instances, wealth either symbolically pours out from one or more of her hands, or she simply holds a jar of money, or jars are beside her. She typically wears a red dress with gold threads, symbolizing beauty and wealth.
  • Associated with Lord Ganesha (in Hinduism the Remover of Obstacles), the elephant image appears in cultures around the world. Traditional symbolism marks the elephant as a hallmark of reliability, dignity, power, royalty and pride. As a Christian symbol, the elephant represents temperance, patience, and chastity. To the Chinese, elephants represent happiness, longevity and good luck. Some cultures also believe that the elephant carries the world upon its back.
  • Measures approx. 5"L x 5"W
  • Origin is India