Buddhism is one of the primordial religions of Nepal, started by Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha. His namaskar or Anjali Mudra is an action of prayer and adoration, and this padmasana posture, also called lotus posture is symbolic of him in his dhyana.
At the time of birth of Siddhartha Gautama, it was said that he was the last in this perpetual series of existences, but in the later forms of Buddhism, the theology grew and so did the number of Buddhas to a series of 8,9,24,32,35,52…..1000, with its symbolic value of infinity representing the ‘Thousand Buddha Wall’.
Here he sits on a blooming double lotus as a mark of purity, with the remarkable small Buddha postures engraved boldly on every single petal, forming a stupendous throne. He wears a long mind-boggling self motif robe with a thick spectacular border and the most enticing part is the sculpted images of small size Buddha on the robe scattered evenly back and front giving it a more assembled and charming look.
Buddha’s coiled hair represents the pointed neat cap of spiral shells formed by snails, while he was meditating in the scorching sun, to protect him from sun stroke. Slight mark on the forehead in the centre represents his third eye of wisdom and knowledge. The sight of this benign deity with a sharp complementing robe and structure of lotus illustrating the continuous increasing number of Buddhas in the later forms of Buddhism accentuates his stardust.
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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