This adorable, fascinating Tanjore style art piece depicts Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual). She is the wife and active energy of Vishnu.Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life-dharma, kama, artha, and moksha.Lakshmi is also called Sri or Thirumagal because she is endowed with six auspicious and divine strength even to Vishnu.Since the right side of the body symbolizes activity, a lotus in the back right hand conveys the idea that one must perform all duties in the world in accordance with dharma.The two elephants standing next to the Goddess symbolize the name and fame associated with worldly wealth.This adorable, fascinating Tanjore style art piece depicts Lord Krishna,a Hindu deity, worshipped across many traditions of Hinduism in a variety of different perspectives. Krishna is recognized as the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu or as the Supreme God in other traditions. Krishna is one of the most widely revered and most popular of all Hindu deities. Krishna is often described and portrayed as an infant eating butter, a young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana, a young man along with Radha or as an elder giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita.The four elephants spraying water from the golden vessels on the Goddess illustrate the theme that continuous self-effort, in accordance with one's dharma and govemed by wisdom and purity, leads to both material and spiritual prosperity.