Goddess Vasudhara  

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"VASUDHARA" IS THE ABUNDANCE GODDESS OF NEPAL, THE GODDESS OF GOOD FORTUNE, WEALTH, AND HARVEST. HER NAME MEANS "'STREAM OF GEMS'" IN SANSKRIT. SHE IS THE CONSORT OF KUVERA, THE GOD OF WEALTH.

She is popular in many Buddhist countries and is a subject in Buddhist legends and art. Originally an Indian Bodhisattva, Her popularity has spread to southern Buddhist countries. Her popularity, however, peaks in Nepal where She is a central figure She is represented with six arms; She holds in the lower left HAND HER CHARACTERISTIC SYMBOL-- THE TREASURE VASE. THE HAND ABOVE HOLDS ANOTHER DISTINGUISHING ATTRIBUTE--THE EARS OF CORN THE THIRD LEFT HAND HOLDS A BOOK, THE PRAJNAPARAMITA SUTRA.

IT IS SAID THAT "VASUDHARA" ACHIEVED THE STATE OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND DEDICATED HERSELF TO GUIDING ALL MANKIND TO THE PATH OF BUDDHA...WHICH IN TURN LEADS TO NIRVANA, THE BUDDHIST HEAVEN. THE GODDESS OF ABUNDANCE IS, IN ADDITION,ONE OF THE EIGHT "VASUS, "BELONGING TO THE RIG-VEDA. " VASUDHARA" IS THE FEMALE PARTNER OF "VAISHARAVANA. " WOMEN PETITION HER TO BLESS THEIR WOMBS AND THEIR FIELDS WITH FERTILITY.

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