Lakshmi with a Kalasha

S Murugakanni

The Ganesh Shivaswamy Foundation

The Ganesh Shivaswamy Foundation
Bengaluru, India

A painting of Goddess Lakshmi in a blue saree, seated on a louts and flanked by elephants. She appears to be backed by a stylized gold coin. In both her primary hands, she holds a kumbh or kalash (the golden pot) from which flow gold coins


  • Title: Lakshmi with a Kalasha
  • Creator: S Murugakanni
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: 64x62 cms
  • Subject Keywords: Raja Ravi Varma, Lakshmi, Hinduism
  • Type: Painting
  • Original Source: Hemamalini and Ganesh Shivaswamy Collection, Bengaluru
  • Rights: The Ganesh Shivaswamy Foundation, Bengaluru
  • Medium: Gouache on Paper pasted on Board
  • Creator's Lifetime: 1937
  • Creator's Biography: S Murugankanni is an artist from Tamil Nadu who primarily painted 'designs' for the printing industry.

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