Gajalaxmi-on-coin

Gajalaxmi on coin

22 May 2018  Tue

Gajalaxmi is a Laxmi with an elephant, it is the one of the most significant Ashtalakshmi aspects of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. Gajalaxmi can de define as the goddess seated on the lotus in padmasana yogic posture, flanked by two elephants (Gaja) on both the sides. The elephants flanking her are shown as pouring water from their trunk over the goddess. In Hindy mythology, Laxmi is a representative of prosperity, good luck and abundance.

This copper coin was issued by ‘Satakarni’ from the Satavahana dynast. The obverse of the coin depicts Goddess Laxmi seated on a lotus in padmasana yogic posture with legend ‘Sri Satakarni’above, and two elephants showering water on her from either side’. The reverse of the coin depicts ‘Ujjain Symbol’.

Image Courtesy: Mintage World