Rajasthani Sapta Matrika Silver Necklace on Cotton Cord
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A bold and old Rajasthani necklace, with the pendant of the the Sapta Matrikas, the Seven Divine Mothers. They are representing the Saktis, or the energies of the important familiar deities Brahmani (Saraswati) Mahesvari (Raudani) Kaumari (Karttikeyani) Vaishnavi (Lakshmi) Varahi, Indrani and Chamunda (Chamundi). According to a legend described in the Isanasivagurudevapaddhati, the Matrikas were created to help Lord Siva in his fight against Andhakasura. This large amulet is strung on a multistrand cotton cord and several heavy old indian silver beads and silver threads. The length can be adjusted with a cotton knob. Weight is 60gr. and the dimensions of the amulet are: 5.6cm (2.2") x 5cm (2"). A wonderful piece in great condition and a statement piece for sure!