a supremely powerful Tantric goddess is one of the Sapt-Matrikas, seven mother
goddesses who accompany goddess Durga to the battlefield as per Shakta
tradition. The sow-faced goddess is considered a mighty incarnation of the
divine mother and the counterpart of Vishnu’s Varaha avatar. In the Tantric
traditions, she is often described as a warrior but for her children, she takes
the form of an affectionate mother whose love is as pure as the snowy white moon.
In this form, she is the bestower of mental and spiritual strength. Shweta
(literally white) Varahi, the satvik or pure form of the goddess is evoked in
times of peace when instead of victories over the enemy outside, the devotee
seeks to conquer her inner adversaries.
this page is the most tranquil and beautiful marble stone idol of Shweta
Varahi, sitting on a full-bloomed white lotus, in the pose of royalty-
Lalitasana. On her head is placed a royal mukut (crown) embellished with golden
floral patterns and the crescent moon. The moon represents a person’s emotional
domain, which is protected by the great goddess from all worldly turmoil. The forehead of the goddess is decorated by a
singular red dot or Bindi, emphasizing her auspiciousness. Her sharpened tusks
are replaced with much smaller and gold-tinted bumps peeping from her mouth,
signifying her distance from the violence of the battlefield and proximity to
the Satvik (pure) elements. Her earrings are comparable to two drops of gold
dangling from her fan-shaped ears, matched with two gold necklaces and a
Mauktik mala (necklace made by strings of pearls). Varahi in this particular
murti has eight arms in which she bears- Ankush (goad), Hala (plough), chakra
(discus), shankha (conch), danda (staff), and paash (noose). With her main left
hand in the Varada mudra, she gives boons to her devotees while her right hand
is raised in the gesture of fearlessness (Abhaya Mudra).
All her hands are
decked with gold rings, bangles, and auspicious motifs in bright red color.
Shweta Varahi is wrapped in a white sari with a golden border secured at her
waist with a gold Katibandha (waistband). The pleats of her moon-white sari
tucked under her right leg form a lovely pattern similar to the petals of a gorgeous
white flower. Dressed in white and wearing fineries of gold from head to toe
the goddess in this marble murti appears to be the ideal vision of purity. One
glance at the animate eyes of the Devi will calm your mind, liberating it from
all its plights. Varahi is related to the Agya chakra, the sixth principle
chakra in our body, more commonly known as the third eye. In her Roopa as
Shweta Varahi, the boundless mother goddess represented in this brilliant white
marble statue guides her devotees through blinding darkness, into the light of
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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