The ferocious Mahakali, as black as the blackest night. But for the scarlet gleam of Her bloodthirsty mouth, the iconography of Her that you see on this page is a statement monotone composition. With Her multitudinous heads and limbs, She proceeds to step right upon the great breast of Lord Shiva, Her husband. This utter submission in the stance of Shiva accentuates the independent omnipotence of Kali.
Every feature of Her numerous faces, the curve of every limb She is possessed of, has been carved with remarkable detail. Despite the anatomical oddities of Her appearance, Her body emanates with a lifelike quality, which is in turn superseded by an unputdownable harmony. A girdle of severed arms of devotees clothes Her loins; a garland of the heads of slayed adharmess barely covers the feminine curves of Her torso. Each such detail has been attended to with the greatest care and skill by the artisan.
Despite the wrathful language of Her form, the face of Kali bears an equanimous expression. Those features, like the shapely hands and feet, are delicately sculpted and betray the vulnerability inherent in the beauty of the feminine. As such, She is no less of a devi than Her serene counterparts; and, in fact, may be their superior in terms of divine prowess.
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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