Shiva family is a perfect example of an ideal family that learns to live in unity accepting each other’s diverse natures. Shiva, the destroyer sits in his sharp fearsome poise with the elder son Kartikeya (god of war) sitting on his lap, while his consort, the loving goddess Parvati sits next to him in elegance and beauty along with baby Ganesha on her lap.
If you zoom in, you will be spellbound by the intricate multiple carvings, finite structures and impressive expressions of this sculpture. The Lordships sit on a heighted lotus carved throne supported by the solid paws of a lion and has a big circular multiple layered arch, decorated in exceptionally bewitching floral and beaded designs with the outer layer of the cosmic fires of destruction and the face of glory, Kirtimukha, sculpted in the centre as an awe-inspiring guardian of the threshold.
The most alluring part is the perfect body structure of all the four deities, ornamented in lustrous jewels and the long South Indian styled crown with the powerful halo and the river Ganga flowing out from Shiva’s matted hair, glorifies his persona; adorned in a short tiger skin dhoti and Parvati is clad in horizontally rippled ankle length dhoti with a large broch in the centre, both have sacred symbols inscribed on their palms.
Carrying the iconic implements, Damru, Trishul, Serpent, Deer and Axe, Shiva blesses the devotees of fearlessness and Parvati holds a lotus in one hand and the other supports Ganesha. Kartikeya and Ganesha are also chiselled in extreme fine lines, holding their iconic weapons of a Spear, Bow and Javelin by Kartikeya and Laddoo, Axe and Noose by Ganesha. The sculptor has depicted very promising expressions on deities’ faces, justifying their innate natures and immense beauty.
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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