Vishnu and Laksmi

Watercolour image of Vishnu reclining on a serpent, as his wife Laksmi kneels at his feet. Vishnu is the protector and preserver of the world and Laksmi is the goddess of wealth and good fortune. Vishnu is reincarnated (reborn) 10 times in different forms, and Laksmi is always reincarnated with him. In the Ramayana, Vishnu and Laksmi are reborn in the human form of King Rama and his Queen, Sita.

Taken from: Vishnu and Laksmi
Author / Creator: unknown
Publisher: not applicable
Date: 1780
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: Add.Or.2959