Maitreya, the friendly one, is the future Buddha who will appear in the age following that of Buddha Shakyamuni. Before ascending to Tushita heaven, Shakyamuni Buddha announced his successor. He proclaimed that he would be born in Kentumati. Maitreya,
which means 'loving-kindness,' is a great bodhisattva who is destined to become
the Buddha of the next age, and the fifth in line among the thousand Buddhas of
the great epoch. He currently resides in Tushita, his pure land.
Maitreya is represented both as a Buddha and Boddhisattva, as in the bronze. He is depicted here reclining on six ornament throne
of enlightenment, his feet resting on the seed-head of a pink lotus that floats
above a rippling lake in western fashion. He's dressed in a Buddhist monk
inlaid in semiprecious stone. Notice the lapis lazuli and coral dotted on this
sublime figurine of future Buddha. His hands are clasped in front of his heart
in the Dhammachakra known as the 'turning the Wheel of the Dharma'
The brass statue is gilded in inlaid work and dotted
gemstone work. The motif of inlay is tourmaline green and synthetic coral capturing the magnificence of the statute. Khata, the sacred scarf, is made of lapis
lazuli, supple and slightly moiré with long fringes. Maitreya’s features are
serene and sublime, and upon the ushnisha or 'wisdom protuberance' that crowns
his head is a small lotus-mounted coronet that is embossed in stonework. The throne of enlightenment is wreathed in flowers, leaves, Buddhist deities, and animals’ string with pearls and precious
jewels. The stupa is heavenly decorated in filigree lines
and mirror-like work which excludes the prospective arrival of Maitreya.
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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