Handcrafted Brass lamp topped with a circular shield depicting the Goddess Gajalakshmi, one of the eight Ashtalakshmis. She is depicted seated on her lotus throne, flanked by two elephants showering holy water on her. She is said to have risen from the cosmic ocean when it was churned for the fabled Amrit. Seated in the Padmasana pose, her upper arms hold lotuses symbolising purity and beauty. With the mudras on her lower hands, she protects and blesses us with prosperity. The Gajalakshmi lamp is a traditional lamp presented to new brides on the day of their wedding. It is also an auspicious gift for house warmings. The lamp must be lit twice every day, at dawn and dusk.