The lissome physique of the Lord captures the human spiritual imagination with its wondrous beauty. His long slender limbs are poised in great harmony with each other. The posterior arms bear the damru and a flame, symbolic of creation and destruction respectively. He has brought His anterior hands together in the signature Nataraja dance posture, which is complemented by His one leg balanced firmly on the hip of the dwarf and the other raised high in the air. In this classic Indian iconography, the dwarf, indicative of the ignorance that pervades the human realm, is held down by a fiercely hooded snake.
The dancing Lord's locks fly by the side of His head as the tandava progresses. The five-hooded serpent bares its fangs atop His head. The sheer number of snakes in this composition would stun all who gaze upon it - one coiled around His temple, another sitting on the flayed locks, another emerging from the mudra of His hands, probably to add symmetry to the sash that is flying on the other side of His torso. It is in His divine tresses that Gangaji, His wife, resides. The whole composition is topped by Kirtimukha carved on to the highest point of the aureole, a Rahu tamed by the ardour of Lord Shiva.
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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