Ragini Upadhaya. Nepal. LAKSHMI, GODDESS OF SUCCESS. 2007. Oil and rice paper on canvas. Size: H20 by W24 inches.
Ragini’s story. This painting is part of the Lakshmi series - a tribute to Lakshmi, the favourite of the Hindu goddesses. She brings spiritual and physical wealth, knowledge and luck. She offers the golden steps to all desires, yet Ragini’s signature snake – a metaphor for temptation – is always lurking nearby.