well-known poetic work of Mahakavi Kalidas, the householder, romantic, sensual
side of an otherwise ascetic Lord Shiva and Parvati is described exquisitely.
Kumarsambhavam, literally the birth of Kumara (Lord Kartikeya) is a text
infused with Sringar Ras (Ras meaning flavour), filled with eroticism, love, and
This marvellously crafted Shiva-Parvati brass murti in romantic postures is a visual depiction of the divine union mentioned in Kalidas’s controversial poetry. Seated on a tree trunk, Shiva’s left leg rests on the trunk while his right leg is slightly folded. Lord of Nagas, Nageswara is wearing ornaments of snakes in this brass idol. His locks of hair are knotted in a high rising jata which is decorated with a rosary of Rudraksha. Since the destroyer god is busy with his beloved Parvati, his ayudha, the trident, rests against his body. Parvati is seated on Shiva’s left leg, her left hand placed on Shiva’s lap while her right hand is raised, which she is about to place on his shoulder. Devi is adorned from head to toe in solah-sringar (16 types of ornaments for a married Hindu woman). In this brass murti, from her nose ring to her heavily decked hairstyle, to the sole of her right feet showing a floral design, Parvati is the embodiment of feminine allure. Shiva gently touches Devi’s chin in an attempt to draw her attention to himself. The artist through minutely carving such elements has succeeded in putting life in metal.
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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