Cast in pure bronze by deft hands of skilled artisans, a revolving idol was formed, seating Lord Ganesha, and Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati. Attached to their pedestals are little mystical birds, holding curved spaces intended for diyas to be lit so that devotees can pray to them. These three divine beings from the Hindu pantheon of gods are often worshiped together as they are known to bless their followers with wisdom and prosperity. Being the Vighnaharta (remover of obstacles), Ganesha is placed in the middle in this trinity. He is the one who is invoked first before any auspicious event—home inaugurations, marriages, and more. He is said to have infinite wisdom as well and his worshippers get blessed with good luck. Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Her lower two hands are curved in Abhaya and varada mudra, showering those who pray to her with opulence. In her upper two hands, she carries two lotuses, symbolizing a certain divine purity. The final idol on this sculpture is that of the highly venerated Goddess Saraswati. She is the goddess of endless knowledge and music. Just like here, she is often portrayed with a veena in her hands, composing ethereal music. Together, they bless people with a peaceful and prosperous life.
WHAT IS PANCHALOHA BRONZE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT ?
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.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
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.
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