Amalgamated in beautiful smoky grey and gold colors, Nataraja, while dancing in ecstasy rules over his conscious fearful yet caring nature. This rare Nataraja posture triumphs joyfully on the demon dwarf Apasmara, who embodies ignorance of the world and here sits with his implements in his hands on a three-layered heightened pedestal carved in mesmerizing highlighted lotus petals.
This cosmic dancer represents a connection between religion and arts and this powerful dance, also named pralaya symbolizes, the dissolution of everything that exists in him or the energy. Shiva’s left leg is held high in the air, while the right placed on the demon’s head along with that slight smile on their face represents his gesture of elated calmness on the success of, him being the saviour of the universe by encapsulating spiritual ignorance.
The anterior hands are posed in his characteristic Gajahasta (elephant hand) mudra while the rear hands carry Agni (fire) or the flame of destruction and damru symbolic of recreation; Agni and damru together are responsible for focussing the fire and space elements respectively. This Shiva idol attracts itself also with the elegant sparkling gold jewels laid over him, the short length dhoti that spreads in delicacy, and the long aureoled crown carved in superfine patterns.
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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