This arresting image seated on a lotus pedestal represents Padmasambhava, “The Lotus Born,” a renowned Indian scholar and tantric master, who lived in the eighth century. He was one of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas or “Great Perfected Ones.”
Although a voluminous literature has evolved around the legendary life of Padmasambava, as a historical personage not much is known about him. All that can be said with certainty is that he was an inhabitant of Uddiyana (identified with the present day Swat valley in Pakistan) and was invited to Tibet by King Thisong Detsen (756-97?).
Padmasambhava was influential in bringing Buddhism to Tibet and in establishing its first monastery. He was specifically invited to Tibet from India to tame the demons, presumably of pre-Buddhist religions, who were obstructing the path of Buddhism in Tibet.
Practitioners of Buddhism in Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan view him as the source of their doctrine, referring to him as the “Second Buddha.”
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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