Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Lakshmi (Indian Goddess) - (Pal Lhamo)

ལཀྵ་མི། 吉祥天女(印度教神)
(item no. 2196)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Lakshmi, Shri (Pal Lhamo): the peaceful form of Shri Devi Dudsolma.

Lakshmi sits atop a five tiered Mount Sumeru in the center of a small world system surrounded by the four continents. She has three eyes, peaceful in appearance and wears a crown adorned with a white conch. The two earrings are decorated with a lion and a snake. In the right hand she holds a jewel and a wealth vase in the left. Her two ankles are bound with a chain.

Seated in her lap is a child suckling at her nipple. A jewel spitting mongoose rests on the right leg. At the proper right side is a black bird. On the left is an antelope.


བུ་འགྱུར་མེ་ཚེ་དབང་རྡོ་རྗེ། བུ་ཨོ་རྒྱན་རྣམ་གྲོལ། བུ་བྱང་ཆུབ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་ཀུན་བཟང་ཐེག་མཆོག་རྡོ་རྗེ།
བུ་མོ་ཡེ་ཤེས་ཆོས་སྒྲོན་རྣམས་ཀྱིས་བླ་ཚེ་སྲོག་ཚེ་ལུས་ངག་ཡིད་གསུམ་ལྷ་མོ་ཁྱེད་ལ་བཅོལ་ལོ། གཏད་དོ། བུ་གཏའ་བསྡོམས་ལ་སྲུང་སྐྱོབས་མཛོད་གཅིག། པུཏྲརཀྵ་རཀྵ་རཀྵ་སྭ་ཧཱ།

"The soul, life force and body, speech and mind of all my sons, Tsewang Gyurme, Orgyen Namdrol, Jangchub Gyaltsen Kunzang Tegchog Dorje and a daughter, Yeshey Chodron, I surrender and entrust to you. Please protect all the entrusted children."

Jeff Watt & Karma Gellek 2-2017

Reverse of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: om sarva vidya svaha. om shriri duru ro racha pala ashugme bhyoh dza dza. om vajra ayushe svaha. om maha devi kali remati bhyoh jnana supra tishta vajraye svaha.

Special Features: (Printed script (Uchen), Ranjana script (Ornamental Sanskrit), includes "Om Ah Hum" inscription)

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