Ardhanrishvara is a one-of-a-kind cross-cultural deity. It stands for the purusha-prakrti composite, which is the precursor to life as we know it (drshyam). Without the confluence of energy or the masculine principle (purusha) and matter or the feminine principle, there would be neither the perceiver nor the perceived. It is the sacred, carefully calibrated fusion of the two that is captured in the iconography of the Ardhanarishvara.
Zoom in on each aspect of the deity to take in the precision and attention to detail with which the composition has been carved. The fine limbs and the dichotomy in attire. The twin presences of Nandi and the simhavahana on Lord Shiva’s and Devi Uma’s side respectively. The mountain-rock half of the pedestal contrasting sharply with the golden lotus beneath Devi Uma’s feet. This Ardhanarishvara murti comes in a variety of finishes to suit the tone and tenor of your home or office space.
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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