20" Goddess Vishalakshi (Wide-eyed Devi) Wood Carving - Kashi Goddess of Compassion Wood Panel
Material: Ash wood
Finish: Cherry stain and lacquer satin finish
Dimensions: 20.0 inch height x 16.75 inch width x 2.0 inch depth
Weight: 13.4 lbs
Shipping and delivery: 5 - 7 business days
Product description: Goddess Vishalakshi is a form of the Hindu Goddess Parvati, and the consort of Vishwanath Shiva. She is revered as the Goddess of Kashi (City of Varanasi), which is one of the holy cities as per Hinduism. The name Vishalakshi means “wide eyed”, and she is the embodiment of divine beauty and grace. She is referred to as Kashi Vishalakshi, and the worship of the goddess is associated with seeking blessings for marital harmony, prosperity, and spiritual well-being. She is the primary deity of Kashi Vishalakshi temple in Varanasi, which is a significant pilgrimage site for thousand of visitors from around the world. Goddess Vishalakshi is a symbol of divine grace and compassion.
The wood carving of Vishalakshi depicts her standing tall and graceful on a lotus, and the goddess emanates an aura of divine beauty. The face of Vishalakshi has a gentle smile with a calm expression embodying a sense of timeless wisdom and benevolence. Her eyes seem to hold a depth of compassion and understanding. She is adorned with layers of beautiful jewelries, a tall decorated crown, and the folds and layers of her clothing are expertly rendered creating a lifelike texture. Visalakshi holds lotus flowers in her upper hands, and the front hands holds the rosary (stringed beads of rudraksh), and a holy water pot symbolizing her devotion to Lord Shiva. The lingam, and Ganesh on the lotus is a symbolic representation of Shiva and Ganesh present in the main sanctum with Vishalakshi being the primary deity at Kashi Vishalakshi temple. The kirtimukha arch, hanging lamps, and the standing bird lamps gives a splendid appearance to the overall wood carving. The texture of the carving invites touch, with its smooth surface contrasting with the fine detailing throughout the panel. Great attention to details has been given throughout the panel that best explains a fine workmanship by our team of artists. Wall hanging hardware is attached to the panel.
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