Hindu religion, the most ancient of all religions, is not just about the gods and rituals. At the core
of all its philosophy lies only one single objective, to attain the ultimate truth, the truth of one's
being, beyond which nothing more remains to be known. The realization that makes one
complete and infinite. However, it is very hard to attain the highest without the help of someone
who has already reached, also known as the Guru (master). This is where Lord Dakshinamurthy
becomes very significant.
He is none other than the supreme Lord Shiva himself, assuming the position of the first Guru of mankind. Adamant not to share this divine knowledge at first, he finally turned south and delivered his first sermon on the day of Gurupurnima, hence known as Lord Dakshinamurthy (the one facing south). The grandeur and immensity of Lord Dakshinamurthy are unmatchable. In this form, the lord is
the manifestation of the ultimate truth itself. Although it's not possible to capture the divinity of
Lord Dakshinamurthy in any limited form, the artist has done brilliant work by reaching the
nearest he could. It appears that a trace of the divine is almost vibing at the core of this statue.
The statue portrays the Lord sitting under a Banyan tree, delivering the words of wisdom to the
Rishis (saints) sitting near him. The presence of a demon below his feet (signifying ignorance)
and a flame of fire in his hand (signifying knowledge) solidifies his stature as the first Guru. His
serene face, intimidating posture, and truth in his heart just make him beyond the reach of the
Ignorance just burns down in his presence and through it emerges the fire of wisdom.
This is the reason Lord Dakshinamurthy has always been prominent for the people on the path
of the truth. It is said that those who worship him are soon blessed with a living guru. This statue
captures these dimensions with exquisite beauty, making this not just a statue but a living
testimony to the glory of Lord Dakshinamurthy.
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.
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