Laxmi Thangka is a modern portrayal of the classical Tibetan Buddhist thangka style, featuring the Hindu goddess, Lakshmi. The thangka style, which is chiefly linked to Tibetan Buddhism, has been adapted with components from both Tibetan Buddhist and Hindu cultures.
Lakshmi thangkas showcase the Hindu goddess Lakshmi in her divine form, depicting attributes of wealth, prosperity, and abundance. Her gracious and elegant figure is often rendered with symbolic elements, bestowing blessings to all who behold her.
Lakshmi is frequently represented perched upon a lotus, representing holiness and spiritual freedom. She wears lavish ornamentation and garb, conveying wealth and riches. She can be seen with a variety of items in her hands, signifying her benevolence, such as a lotus to denote cleanliness, a pot of gold for plenty, or gold coins indicating prosperity.
The Lakshmi thangka showcases an exceptional combination of vivid colors and intricate brushstrokes, lending each piece an aesthetic flair. Often, they are embellished with decorative silk borders and brocade mounting, consistent with the customary presentation of this type of art.