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15" Ardhanarishvara (Shiva-Shakti) Brass Sculpture | Handmade | Made in India

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The colors Gold and Dark Grey are somehow related to Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. The Dark Grey color is the color of Bhasma that Lord Shiva smears on his body. The Gold color is related to Goddess Parvati; she is often addressed as Kanchan Varna or having a skin color similar to Gold. This Brass statue is Gold and Dark Grey color is a symbolic representation of Ardhanarishvara (Shiva-Shakti) and portrays the divine union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati (Shakti). This sacred sculpture symbolizes the harmonious blend of masculine and feminine energies, signifying the balance of creation and destruction, representing the inseparable unity of the divine forces.

Sindoori Green Gold
Sindoori Green Gold
Amazing Green Chola
Amazing Green Chola
Chola
Chola
Antique Brown
Antique Brown
Antique Chola
Antique Chola
Antique Green Gold
Antique Green Gold
Indian Cocoa
Indian Cocoa
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Item Code: ZDN25
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Brass Statue
Height: 15.20 inch
Width: 6.70 inch
Depth: 5.30 inch
Weight: 4.20 kg
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To the common eye, Ardhanarishvara is an androgynous form comprising half of male and half of female  the biological unity of the outward duality. The Vedic seers saw it as the unity of aprana and saprana matter and life, which they called the Golden Egg, wherein two merged into oneness, and the one split to become more. Thus, the Vedic seers saw Ardhanarishvara as the cosmic seed, which comprised both, the pistil and the anther, pita and mata father and mother, bhuta and prana matter and spirit, and prakriti and purusha outward nature and enlivening spirit, and propounded the metaphysics of procreation. They asserted that the single one could not effect creation, and so the two, unless they merged into inseparable oneness.


The creation might only be effected when the fusion was absolute not only of the male and female but also of their act, which the seers identified as copulation, for in copulation alone, the maleness and the femaleness of the agents vanished. Ardhanarishvara form is sometimes interpreted as combining half male, who is Shiva, and half female, who is Parvati. Such interpretation suggests dvaita, duality of existence, a proposition unacceptable to both, Shaivism and Vedanta. According to Shaivism, it is one Shiva, who wished to split into many and thus the cosmos came into being. The Vedas saw existence as monogenic, and the male being as much female, as the female as much male.


The Vedas perceived maleness and femaleness as attributes contained in one frame. Several myths, contained in various Puranas, too, suggest that Shiva, being Ardhanarishvara one who had inherent in him the male and female aspects, split himself and thus caused the creation. Whatever the metaphysical position, traditions of faith perceive Ardhanarishvara as the form combining Shiva and Parvati, and as the most sacred and auspicious of all divine forms. Arts, by and large, adhere to what the traditions of faith pursue. Otherwise also, femaleness as a personality-aspect could not be a theme of formal arts. Hence, arts, barring a few exceptions, render the left half of the Ardhanarishvara image pursuing Parvati's iconography, while the right, of Shiva's. Shiva, as Ardhanarishvara, is in absolute union with Parvati; hence, love is the essence of his being and saumya placidity or lalita beauty, his roop appearance. This Ardhanarishvara image is exceptional in its saumya-roop.


The entire figure is in a posture of dance. But for a goad, it does not carry any weapons. Snakes, which are an integral part of his iconography, are missing, and so his garland of skulls and other attributes that are ferocious. In absolute ease his lower right arm appears to be placed on his Nandi. In the statue, two forms united, not to reveal distinction but rather to dilute it completely.


This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.



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.

 

  • The best and simplest way to maintain a brass statue is to clean it at least twice a week using a soft cloth or cotton rag. This will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Dusting is especially important for outdoor statues since it is prone to dust accumulation much more than indoors.

 

 

  • To give a natural shine and luster to the statue, you may apply coconut or olive oil using cotton on every portion. You can use a toothbrush to get to the small crevices but do not be too harsh. This will make the brass statue appear fresh and new with a polished look.


  • 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Is the statue hollow or solid ?
    A. Brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow. Whereas, panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid.
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  • Q. Can you customise the statue for me ?
    A. For any customisation, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
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