Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, love, prosperity, fortune and the embodiment of beauty. She is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Her four hands represent the four goals of human life - Dharma, Kama, artha and moksha. Tanjore painting is a classical South Indian painting style, originated from the town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. Tanjore paintings are characterised by rich, flat and vivid colors, glittering gold foils overlaid on delicate but extensive gesso work and inlay of glass beads and or pieces of precious, semi-precious gems. This beautiful painting of the goddess dressed in red saree is believed to bring good luck into your house and life.