Shashthi,-wife-of-Lord-Kartikey-on-coins

Shashthi, wife of Lord Kartikey on coins

13 Jun 2018  Wed

Shashthi is the folk goddess in Hindu mythology, she is associated with childbirth and vegetation. She is illustrated as a motherly figure mounted on a cat and nurturing two small infants. As the consort of Lord Kartikeya, she is also known as Devasena.

The Yaudheyas, a tribe of Punjab illustrated this goddess of their coins. This copper ΒΌ fractional copper unit depicts six headed Kartikeya in the centre holding a spear with a un-deciphered Brahmi legend on the obverse side.

The reverse of this coin depicts goddess Shasthi with blossomed flower-like head in the standing position with one hand on the waist and other hand holding a flower. A multi-branched tree in railed formed is depicted on the right with a six-arched hill with a standard crescent on the left within the dotted border.

This coin come in shadanana Shashti type and weighs around 1.69g.

Image Courtesy: mintage world