Bhimsena – Deity of Business, Commerce and Fortunes

Nepal

18th C.

Stone

6.75” H x 5” W x 1.75” D

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This statue has achieved a shiny black patina from centuries of offerings.  Bhimson is an example of the religious fusing that takes place in Newar culture.  In India, he is a Hindu mortal hero and in Nepal, Bhimson is the patron deity of both Buddhist and Hindu businesses and individuals.