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Carved statue of Lord Ganesha (Vinayaki) in Woman form on a wall of Bhuleshvar Temple, Yawat, Maharashtra, India.

Suchindram - There rare female form of Vinayaka (Ganesha) here is known as Vigneshwari, or Vallabha Ganeshaani, as described in the Mantra Shastras. This Ganeshaani murti in sukhasana pose at Suchindram is one of only a few, the others being at a 10th century temple dedicated to 64 yoginis in Bheraghat, near Jabalpur, and one at the Tanumalaya Swami Temple in Suchindrum, Kerala. In Tibet, this female form of Ganesh is worshiped as Gajanani.

Jambhala, Indian, Bihar, 8th-13th Century, Dallas Museum of Art... Jambhala is the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family. In Hindu mythology, Jambhala known as Kubera. Jambhala is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. There are five different wealth Jambhala, each has their own practice and mantra to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability.

GoogleArtProject2 at the AGNSW. http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/art-gallery-of-new-south-wales/artwork/stele-with-yaksha-yakshini-couple-and-jinas-unknown/434522/