Diwali is the ancient Hindu ‘festival of lights’. Celebrated by millions of people in India and all around the world, the five-day festival represents new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
The annual event marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year in October or November, with the date changing in accordance with the Hindu lunar calendar.
During Diwali Ganesha is also revered as the deity of intellect, the patron of arts and sciences, and remover of obstacles. He is worshipped with Lakshmi to welcome wisdom along with wealth.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver, the medallion features a coloured representation of Lakshmi and Ganesha sitting on lotus flowers against decorated panels. Lakshmi holds lotus flowers and is dropping coins from her palm into a bowl at her feet. Ganesha grasps a bowl of sweets, a lotus flower and a conch shell symbolising victory.
A rat offers the god a delicacy from the selection before him. The design includes the inscription ‘happy diwali’, the medallion’s weight and fineness and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. A rangoli pattern is depicted on the medallion’s obverse.
The medallion is housed in a contemporary latex case within a beautifully illustrated shipper and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
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