12" Ten Armed Goddess Kali

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 Srimad Devibhagavata Mahapurana, the seminal text dedicated to the great mother goddess Durga, describes the endearing conversations between Ambika (Durga) and Mahakali on the battlefield. During these ethereal exchanges, Maa Ambika addressed goddess Kali as “Samarapriye”- she who enjoys (Priya) war (Samara). In the Hindu-Tantra tradition, Devi Kali is evoked as a potent warring female energy, who with an otherworldly swiftness jumps in the Yuddha-bhumi (battleground), enchanting the gods as their saviouress and making the hearts of the demonic forces tremble with her unquenchable thirst for the lives of those who harm her devotees. Epitomized in her ten-armed form as Mahakali, this hypnotic Panchaloha goddess Kali icon is the result of the artist’s devotion that has managed to hold the unstoppable mother in her iconic posture.

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Item Code: MIU711
Bronze Statue
Height: 13.5 inch
Width: 10 inch
Depth: 5.5 inch
Weight: 8.50 kg
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The most striking part of this Panchaloha composition has to be Devi Mahakali’s countenance, which perfectly draws from her textual descriptions- gaping eyes, lolling tongue, and an expression that makes the Daanava (demons) abandon the battle. Beautifying her visage is a regal gold Kiritamukuta (conical crown) with the crescent moon as its embellishment, Dehri (disc-shaped earrings), and a Bindi (auspicious dot) between her extensively arched brows. Numerous ornaments of gold adorn the mystical beauty of the goddess in this bronze Mahakali statute, being complemented by the Naramunda-mala (garland or mala made from the skulls or Munda of Nara or men) and an elaborate girdle fashioned out of the severed heads and arms of Devi’s enemies. Sculpted in a rounded manner, this Panchaloha Devi Mahakali murti displays excellent attention to detail on the reverse as well, where the flowing tresses of Mahakali make eye-catching waves and are ornamented by an ornate Sirachakra (circular hair ornament).

In her ten arms, the goddess holds various divine weapons such as her Trishula (trident), khadaga (sickle), khappara (skull cup), and so on, using which she eradicates demonic armies extending several thousand miles, the instant she appears in the battle. Under her feet positioned in a dynamic posture, lies the Mahadeva Shiva with his damru (drum) in his right hand.

The platform on which this Panchaloha Mahakali statue is placed is decorated with lovely floral patterns as well as a Shankha (conch) and Chakra (discus) on the left and right respectively. Since the Shankha and Chakra are Vaishnava insignia, this bronze icon of Mahakali can also be associated with the episode of Mahakali’s emergence from the body of Sri Vishnu, when the great protector of the Universe was in his yogic slumber and the Srishti stood at risk of being devasted by the demons Madhu and Kaitabha.

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.

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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.

Sculpting Dreams in Metal: The Enigmatic Alchemy of Panchaloha Bronze Masterpieces

Bronze statues and sculptures are known for their exquisite beauty and the divinity that they emit all around the space. Bronze is considered an excellent metal alloy, composed primarily of copper and tin. Many properties make it suitable for sculpting even the most intricate and complex structures. There was a period in history, known as the “Bronze Age'', in which most sculptors preferred to work with Bronze as it was considered the hardest metal. Bronze is especially appreciated for its durability, ductility, and corrosion-resistance properties. India is especially known for its elegant workmanship of skills working with Bronze. The artisans of a town named Swamimalai in South India have been following a tradition of bronze murti making for ages. They use a special material known as Panchaloha bronze to make fascinating icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. All of us are allured by the beauty of bronze statues and sculptures but there goes a tough hand in casting those masterpieces with little or no imperfections. Since it is an extremely elaborate process, a sculptor needs to be highly skilled in making bronze antiques. The most common technique for casting bronze sculptures that has been followed since ancient times is the “Lost-wax” process which involves many steps:

1. Clay model making

The making of a bronze statue or sculpture starts with preparing a full-sized clay (usually Plasticine) model of the sculpture. This allows the artist to have an idea about the overall shape and form of the desired sculpture before working with bronze, a much more expensive and difficult-to-work-with material.

2. Mould making

Once the clay model is ready, a mould of the original sculpture is made. This is done by carefully covering the clay model with plaster strips. This step is carried out in such a way that no air bubbles are formed. It takes up to 24 hours for the plaster to dry. Once dried, the plaster is then gently removed from the clay model. The removal happens easily because the inner mould is usually made of materials such as polyurethane rubber or silicone.

3. Wax filling and removal

In this step, molten bronze or wax is poured or filled into the mould in such a way that it gets even into the finest details. The mould is then turned upside down and left to cool and harden. When the wax has hardened, it is removed from the mould.

4. Chasing

Chasing is the process in which the artist refines the surface of the bronze statue using various tools to achieve fine details. This smoothens the surface and gives the statue a finished look. If some parts of the statue were moulded separately, they are now heated and attached.

5. Applying a patina

Bronze sculptures are known for their unique look or sheen on the surface. This may take several years to achieve naturally. Applying patina to bronze sculptures is an important step to make them appear attractive. Working with clay, plaster mould, and molten wax can be messy and therefore sculptors wear old clothes and remain careful. The entire process of making a bronze statue takes several months to complete. Bronze sculptures last for many centuries because of the high durability of the material. Many centuries down the line, these sculptures continue to be appreciated for their majestic beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions
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    A. Panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid. To know more about how bronze statues are made, please read our article on Panchaloha Bronze Statues. Whereas, brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow.
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