Krishna is the all attractive and sweet darling of Vrindavan. He loves to take out his pets for grazing. That's why he is called 'Gopal'.
The holy cow has given him the name of 'Govinda' which means he is the master of the senses. So, here the dear of Gau Mata and Prince of Vraja is showing us his majestic four handed form in which , he is standing on a lotus pedestal, wears a pitambara dhoti, adorns a crown along with jewels all over the transcendental body and playing flute from his lower right and left hands.
While he holds the sacred and divine conch and disc in the upper two hands. This composition is a combination of Krishna's sweet and youthful expressions along with his superiority as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Krishna has been depicted very gorgeous and elegant. Here we can have a view of the alluring and brilliantly carved lotus pedestal on which the lord is postured. His adorable crown with an attached peacock feather, elaborates the depiction as an ‘Aishwarya Pradhan' (Cosmic form of the Divine) rather than Madhurya form (Cowherd form). The flute's end has an elephant face carved on it. The long and artistically crafted earings add a spark to the sculpture.
Eternal Brilliance Unveiled: The Mystique of Panchaloha Bronze and Artful Maintenance Rituals
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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