Sanskrit word Chintamani literally means “wish granting jewel.” This plaque depicts Chintamani Lokeshvara flanked by acolytes. His right hand is held in sharanagamana mudra (gesture of giving refuge) and with his left had he is holding a branch of a fabulous tree bearing jewels as its fruits. Through the grace of Chintamani Lokeshvara all physical and spiritual desires of devotees are fulfilled. Such bejeweled plaques were made in Nepal and worshiped household shrines.
Gift of Smt. Sulochana S. Nanavati
Plaque ritual object
19th century CE