The beautiful Diwali Statue consists of the 3 gracious Hindu goddesses Lakshmi, Ganesh and Saraswati. Having a flat back, it is suitable for mounting on either a wall or shelf.
Diwali - Festival of Lights
Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrates the abundance of autumn harvest. Dedicated to various Gods and goddesses, the festival also marks an important date in the Indian calendar, as this is the point from which we measure the "Vikram Savant", date line established by King Vikram who defeated the Huns and saved India from their potentially disastrous foreign rule.
Since time immemorial, north Indian kingdom of Avadha marks this as the last day of Lord Rama's long exile of fourteen years. As the citizens of Ayodhya eagerly awaited their beloved prince's return, they lit thousands of lamps to guide his flying "vimana" to their city. The darkest night of the year gave way to a glorious morning, as the Lord Rama returned with his wife and brothers to his ancestral kingdom of Avadha. Having rid the world of evil rulers, such as Ravana, the Lord established the most benevolent rule ever known to man. New Year marks the first day of this "Rama Rajya", the ultimate utopian kingdom of Hindus all over the world.
Diwali also celebrates the gracious nature of the three goddesses, Lakshmi, Ganesh and Saraswati, which are represented in the Diwali Statue. Dhan Teras (two days before Diwali) is dedicated to Lakshmi, whose blessings are essential in making our lives prosperous, fruitful as well as peaceful. Lakshmi represents the boundless wealth of nature, health, intelligence, friends, family, long life, fame, fortune etc. we all enjoy. Kali-Chudash (day before Diwali) is dedicated to Maha Kali whose strength we seek to maintain the wealth we have. Strength, physical, mental and spiritual, is essential for an individual as well as the nation in order to flourish. Strength is essential for survival of any civilization. Used positively, it is benevolent, misused, the same energy can be malevolent. Diwali itself is dedicated to goddess Saraswati. Knowledge is the ultimate wealth, for it can not be stolen from you, it is also the ultimate strength, for it often defeats brute force. Knowledge is the ultimate in spirituality, for it is "Janna" that eventually leads to Enlightenment and Moksha.
|Color||Dimension (in/cm)||Weight (oz/g)|
|Sandstone Finish||8.74x4.4x1.6 / 22.2x11.2x4.0||19.4 / 550|
A beautiful ornament!