Lakshmi Ghat is a traditional vase used for the worship of Goddess Lakshmi
, the goddess of wealth. These vases are more prominently used in West Bengal
, were it is made in pairs, one for the goddess and other for Lord Ganesh
. They come in various shapes and sizes. 'Ghat' means vase.
Among the varieties of Lakshmi Ghat, ‘Tamluk Lakshmi’ is considered most decorative and beautiful. The face of the goddess, containing sharp eyes is molded on the upper part of the vase.
In another variety called ‘Raghunathbari’, the vases are shaped like bowls and placed on an earthen stand. The ‘Jhargram’ variety has a long neck containing two dots representing eyes.