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Marriage Of Nala And Damayanti - Story

Nala Damayanti is a romantic tale in the epic Mahabharata. Damayanti was the princesses of Vidarbha. She learns of the handsome and righteous Nala, ruler of Nishada, from a swan sent by Nala. Father of Damayanti, King Bhima announces her Swayamvara – the marriage function in which she will choose her husband among the assembled princes. Nala sets out for the Swayamvara. On his way, Indra, Agni, Varuna and Yama confront him. Each of them wanted to marry Damayanti and urges Nala to ask her to choose one amongst them. Nala obliges but Damayanti rejects the suggestion. The disappointed Devas takes the form of Nala and reaches the Swayamvara venue. However, Damayanti is able to identify the real Nala and choose him. Evil spirits Kali and Dwapara too wished to attend the Swayamvara. But they were late and they felt disappointed. They decided to wreak vengeance on Nala. Kali enters the body of Nala, and makes him play a game of dice with his evil brother Pushkara. Nala

Goddess Sri Lakshmi Llladro Idol – Porcelain figurine from Lladro – Goddess Lakshmi Murti

Goddess Sri Lakshmi Idol is from the world famous Spanish Company, Lladro, noted for high quality porcelain figurines. Lladro during the past couple of years had released idols or murtis of various Hindu gods. Goddess Sri Lakshmi is part of the series. Sri Lakshmi murti shows the goddess in sitting posture and blessing devotees. She has four arms and she holds lotus in two hands. The price of the murti is Rs 90,000/-. Lladro figurines are noted for its beauty, detailing and no compromise in materials used.