UK’s Royal Mint Launches First-Ever Gold Bar Featuring Goddess Lakshmi For Diwali

by Tania Tarafdar
UK’s Royal Mint Launches First-Ever Gold Bar Featuring Goddess Lakshmi For Diwali

The festive season is almost here and this means that gold and silver buyers will flood the Indian market. Gold or silver purchase during Diwali is said to bring good luck and fortune. Goddess Lakshmi is the spiritual embodiment of prosperity and wealth and this year, UK Royal Mint’s bullion bar range features the Goddess. Designed by Royal Mint designer Emma Noble, the bar is retailing at 1,080 pounds.

The 200gm Bar Has A Very Intricate Design

The 200 gm gold Lakshmi bar is similar to Cardiff’s Shree Swaminarayan Temple in its intricate design. The Royal Mint has said that the bar is reflective of its diversity and inclusion in the country. According to reports, Andrew Dickey, Divisional Director for Precious Metals at the Royal Mint said they wanted to develop a product that incorporates both beauty and tradition with the gold bar.

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The Bar Features An Om Symbol

The bar also features an Om symbol on its packaging and can be bought from the official Royal Mint website. The bar represents Lakshmi with her four arms – symbolic of the four goals of humanity – dharma, artha, kama and moksha. The goddess is also seen surrounded by elephants symbolising strength, water, rain and fertility for abundant prosperity. The owl serves as a symbolic reminder to refrain from greed after knowledge and wealth have been acquired.

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Shree Swaminarayan Temple’s Diwali ceremony will also have the bar as part of their Lakshmi Poojan and The Royal Mint representatives will attend the Lakshmi Poojan this Diwali. It is indeed wonderful to see an international brand taking such a considered approach to celebrating the Hindu culture.