Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya



Gilt bronze

Tibet, 18th century CE

Sir Ratan Tata Art Collection


Vasudhara is the consort of Jambhala (Kuber) and the deity of spiritual and material wealth and fertility. She can be identified by her attribute the sheaf of corn which she holds in one of her hands. The cult of Vasudhara remained extremely popular with Nepalese Buddhists. The six-armed Vasudhara here displays her right hands in varada mudra and holds a ratnamanjiri (cluster of jewels) and a lotus bud. In her left hand she holds a book, dhanyamanjiri (sheaf of corn) and a water pot. The prabha is in the shape of double circle of rays.