Lord Vishnu is worshipped in many forms, each form drawing its attributes from the
various aspects of Vishnu. Sri Satyanarayan is one the most popular among all the rupas, or
the forms, of Lord Vishnu. He is worshipped throughout the year in India. The reference of
Sri Satyanarayan Puja, the entire ritual, can be found in Skanda Purana. This puja is a
narration of the material and spiritual blessings that are considered a result of worshiping
Shri Satyanayan bhagwan: wealth, education, prosperity, offsprings, relief from troubles,
sickness and success in business.
In this 77” super large idol of Satyanarayan bhagwan, the god of truth is represented beautifully as he ponders over his eternal blessings for his beloved humankind. This superior bronze idol is crafted by authentic, traditional artisans of Swamimalai using the ancient lost-wax technique.
Shri Satyanarayan Bhagwan is shown standing upon a lotus pedestal. This is a full, four-armed manifestation of God Vishnu. Bhagwan holds his Sudarshan Chakra, the divine discus, and Panchajanya, the conch, in his right and left hands respectively. He is wielding his old favourite, the Kaumodki mace, with right hand. The mace-wielding hand rests over the pedestal. Lord is holding a lotus in his left hand. Kaustubha, a jewel, and Vaijayantimala, a garland of wild flowers, make up his ornaments. He dons a finely sculpted crown of jewels, studded with three peacock feathers. The five-hooded serpent, Sheshanaga, covers the icon of the lord from above and behind.
WHAT IS PANCHALOHA BRONZE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT ?
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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