Kamakhya or Kameshwari is an incarnation of the Great-goddess (Mahadevi)
revered in Eastern India and among Tantric sects across India in her iconic and
aniconic forms. Devotees pray Devi Kamakhya to get the boons of fertility,
protection of life, and otherworldly desires.
texts describe the grand imagery of the goddess Kamakhya. Twelve armed and
six-headed, the visible form of the goddess transcends all the rules of human
anatomy. Her six faces represent Maheshwari, Kamakhya, Tripura, Sharda,
Kameshwari, and Chanda and are differentiated on the basis of different skin
tones. The warring goddess holds a variety of weapons and other attributes in
her twelve hands. As captured by this brass statue, Devi is a young girl, yet
to attain full youth. Goddess Kamakhya sits on a lotus, which is placed on the
body of Lord Shiva, who lies on the back of a lion. Lotus as an element is
associated with Lakshmi or Sita while the lion is the vahana of Goddess Durga.
In the form of the great Kamakhya, the goddess embodies a mixture of the
ferocious and nurturing characteristics of the mother-goddesses.
several Tantric and local myths around the famous Kamakhya Devi temple of
Assam, which is one of the few places where this aspect of the goddess is
worshipped. According to the local belief, the Koch king Malladeva and his
brother took a peek into the temple premise where the goddess used to dance as
a beautiful maiden. As a result of this indiscretion, the entire family was
cursed to never cast a look on the temple or even the hill on which it rests.
Till the present day, the descendants of the Koch kings believe in this curse.
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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