the garbhadhatu mandala, Manjushri is the name of the four boddhisattvas
associated with Vairocana. He is placed to the southwest and is seated on a
white lotus. The sculpture of him that you see on this
page depicts the Bodhisattva in his traditional iconography. The most incomparable aspect of Manjushri
is the flaming sword he wields in his right hand. He raises it high above his
head as if to bring it down any moment now. The fingers of the left hand are
gathered in the Vitaraka mudra afore his stately chest, streams of gold and jewels
and sashes of silk cascading down its gracious length. From the crease of his
left elbow emerges a mythical flower with petals of gold and rich pastel hues. The
brass statue with inlay work brings out pastel hues which is an eye-catching
contrast to the pale, silver of the Bodhisattva’s skin. Legs gathered in
a superfine padmasana. A composure of countenance so sublime, it is indicative
of the deepest recesses of contemplation. From the handsome features of that divine
face, this sculpture is in keeping with the style of Nepalese inlay work found
in Buddhist works of art.
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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