(Shiva’s dance) and Laasya (the dance of Parvati) are the most vibrant and highly reproduced themes in
art when it comes to describing the proximity of the divine couple, Shiva and Shakti.
The sophisticated and powerful movements of Shiva and Parvati are considered
the source of all creation (through Laasya) and destruction (through Tandava).
However, sometimes the motivation behind the harmonious dance of Shiva-Parvati
is something apart from origination and annihilation.
synchronized movements captured in this brilliant brass composite carry us to
the pages of the 13th-century treatise on dance- Nritta Ratnavali. It mentions
Natesh (God of Dance) Shiva teaching Laasya to Parvati. Enthralled by the
possibility of being close to Parvati through dance, Shiva asks her to copy his
moves. This heavenly togetherness of Shiva-Shakti is revealed here, in this
brass dancing Shiva Parvati statue. Parvati, the active female aspect inspires
and empowers Shiva to play his damru (drum) whose
beats flow through Srishti (creation) whose personification is- Parvati. The
slender and glistening limbs of Shiva and Parvati are adorned with beautiful
jewelry. They wear tasteful dhotis (lower body garments) in the kaccha style
whose pleats open charmingly in the shape of a fan between their legs. Creepers
spring out of the upturned lotus-shaped platform, signaling the germination of
life when Purush (Shiva) and Prakriti (Parvati) come together. The style of
modeling, jewelry, hairstyle of the subjects, and their meditative expressions
suggest that these brass idols are from Nepal, where Shaivism, centered on the
reverence of Shiva and Parvati as the manifestation of the supreme
consciousness is one of the oldest religious traditions.
Nritta Ratnavali describes this divine dance as an esoteric conversation
between Shiva and Parvati, to remain hidden even from their children. Ganesh, the adored younger child is sometimes said to attempt
and mimic the moves of his mother, providing parental bliss to Shiva and
Parvati with this innocent endeavor. Oh, how similar we are, the children of
Shiva and Shakti, looking at the activities of the universe in awe, at the rise
and fall of life, whose tangible form is this dancing Shiva-Parvati statue!
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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