Collectible Art Card

Artist: Ritesh Shahi
Year: 2020
Medium: Gouache on Canvas
Issue Date: Dashain 2078
Total Issue: 500 pcs

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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