A remarkably detailed lingam sculpture. The lingam of Shiva as it emerges from the yoni of Parvati is a symbol of potence and fecundity. This unusual object of Hindu worship has been given a special, particularly expressive imagery, in the sculpture that you see on this page. Fashioned from brass and poised upon concentric mounds of the same medium, it captures all 11” of Shiva’s glory.
The mukhamandala (facial region) of Shiva is embossed upon the body of the lingam. There are four crowned heads, and a pair of hands down the bust for each head. The composure of the face is of deep contemplation; the mudra (stance) of the hands, of abhaya (fearlessness) and aashirvada (blessing).
Immediately below the embossed faces, right at the interjection of the yoni-plane and the thick, elongated structure of the lingam, is the slender body of a snake wound around the latter’s girth. The snake is indispensable to the iconography of Shiva. Such a lingam would make for a substantial addition to your temple or poojana-kaksha.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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