the divine feminine that originated from all the gods’ combined wrath and
powers, had a marvelous form. The allure of her beauty was such that her foe,
the demon Mahishasur himself was captivated by its accounts and vowed to make
the fabled beauty his wife. The measly demon was clearly not aware of the magnitude
of the great goddess’s powers- who is the embodiment of Maya (illusion) that
caused him to feel enchanted by her, and the destroyer of all illusions.
The goddess, Adi Shakti, also known as Durga amongst the Hindu Shakta followers, in all her divine glory, can not be experienced and visualized by just everyone. It takes a devout and pure mind to comprehend her form, a task which is perfectly done by the maker of this exquisite marble sculpture of Maa Durga- the great mother of us all.
her vigorous, attacking posture, Devi Durga sits tranquil, on the back of her
mount lion, who himself has given up the viciousness he displays on the
battlefield, and appears quite calm for a wild beast. With his sturdy legs and
majestic mane, the lion is a befitting throne for the Goddess who destroys
entire armies of demons in moments. In the posture of royal ease, the mother of
the universe, faces her devotees and children, with a motherly affection spread
across her heavenly visage. Her saree, a light pink shade, appears to be a long
and soft petal of a fresh lotus, worn by the goddess since no earthly fabric is
worthy enough of being her attire. Mata Durga is adorned with heavenly jewels
and a regal crown. The weapons held in her hands do not appear to be dangerous
but are only present as symbols of her actual potencies, a reminder to her dear
children, that the affectionate mother is ever-ready to protect them. With a
multitude of colors, a touch of golden shade, and tiny jewels, the celestial
glory of Maa Durga is skillfully encapsulated in this marble idol, which for
her devotees, is a boon from Maa Durga herself.
How to clean and maintain marble statues?
Marble has been a preferred material for sculptors and artists for more than a thousand years. It is a rock that undergoes metamorphism which causes recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. Marble comes in various colors, designs, and dimensions. Pure white marble is the most preferred type of marble for making sculptures and statues since time immemorial. White marble is especially used for sculpting stone monumental sculptures since ancient times. The natural shine and luster of the carbonate crystals of white marble give a lavish and beautiful appearance to the statue.
Marble stone statues are highly durable and can even withstand harsh weather conditions without getting corroded, therefore, they can be kept indoors or outdoors without getting damaged or weathered. Although these statues can last for many decades, their regular care and cleaning are essential to increase their longevity and beautiful appearance.
Marble statues need periodical cleaning to maintain their flawless look. However, harsh and deep cleaning can result in making the statue look dull. If your marble statue is withering away, it is recommended to take the help of a professional cleaner. Marble is a delicate material and therefore needs proper care.
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