22" The Unwavering Contemplation Of Lord Adinath In Brass | Handmade

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Resident of the breathtakingly beautiful Kailash Mansarovar, the greatest of all ascetics. He is Lord Adinath, the founder of the philosophy and methodology of yoga. A manifestation of none other than Lord Shiva, the murti that you see on this page depicts the venerable Lord Adinath in the midst of unwavering contemplation. A makeshift dhyanatmaka (contemplative) stance, a hand raised in blessing upon earthly yogis, each at a varying depth within one’s sadhana.
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Brass Statue
Dimensions 25 inch X 14.5 inch X 9 inch
Weight: 17.78 kg
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Over a mound of Himalayan rock the Lord has spread His tiger-skin mat. He rests upon it, steeped in contemplation or samadhi, which is the highest limb of yoga. He is clad in little more than a loincloth, also made of tiger-skin, and a bunch of adornments made by rudraksha beads woven together. These merely set off the superior sculpted musculature of the parama-guru, founding guru, of yoga (indeed, He is said to have been the first teacher of yoga and His wife, Devi Parvati, the first student of yoga).


Angular jaws, features that are sharp and handsomely set. The jatas (dreadlocks) of Lord Shiva - partly coiled atop the head, with the rest cascading down the back - are an integral aspect of His seated or standing silhouette. On His shoulder is the raised hood of the naga (serpent) and right next to Him stands the trishool or trident, without which any Shaivite iconography is incomplete.


The Atharva Veda mentions those manifestations of Shiva which rule the directions of space (see P. Banerjee, Early Indian Religions, p.30). The various aspects of Shiva in this regard are:


a). Bhava (The Originator of Things) - As Bhava, Shiva rules over the east, the direction of beauty and of the sun. In this form he protects the humble, wanderers (mendicants or nomads), the excommunicated, and the excluded etc.


b). Sharva (The Archer) - Ruler of the south, the direction of death and of the ancestors.


c). Pashupati (Lord of the Animals) - Rules over the west, the direction of night and of magic.


d). Ugra (The Terrible) - Rules over north, the direction of the moon.


e). Rudra (Lord of Tears) - Rules over the nether regions.


f). Ishana (The Supreme Sovereign) - Rules over the vault of heaven and the gods.

Rudra, Sharva and Ugra are the destructive aspects of Shiva, whilst Bhava, Pashupati, and Ishana are his benevolent aspects.


Here the sculptor has sought to delineate Shiva in his benevolent aspect of 'Bhava,' or the 'Source of all things he is seated on a tiger skin, and the head of the dead animal can be seen hanging over the symbolic mound which signifies the Mount Kailash, whose summit serves as his abode. The ornaments adorning him (armlets, bracelets and necklaces) are made up of the sacred rudraksh beads. In addition, he wears a amuletic choker and also a serpent coils himself around his neck, rasing its venomous hood at Shiva's right shoulder.


Shiva's attire is composed solely of an animal-skin loin cloth, worn typically by sadhus and mendicants. The sacred thread crosses his body diagonally. His right hand is raised in the mudra of blessing. Inscribed over the palm is AUM, Hinduism's holiest mantra. The trident stands majestically in the background, and tied to it is the damaru, the hourglass shaped drum, Shiva's favorite musical instrument. The swirls of his hair are tied in a high knot, perceptible there is a distinctly feminine face. She is Ganga, and the whirls symbolize her scared waters.


For practising Yoga and for performing beneficent rites, one must always face east. Indeed, temples dedicated to the beneficent aspects of a god, always open to the east.


This is what the Linga Purana say about Shiva as Bhava:


"Bhava, the knower of the Veda say, is the all-powerful god. He is the nature of the life of the worlds. His consort is called Peace-of-the-Night (Uma) by the sages, his son is the planet Venus. He is the reservoir of the seed of the seven worlds; he is the protector of the seven worlds." (Linga Purana 2.13.5-6.).


References:

Banerjee, P. Early Indian Religions: Delhi, 1973.


 


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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.

 

  • The best and simplest way to maintain a brass statue is to clean it at least twice a week using a soft cloth or cotton rag. This will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Dusting is especially important for outdoor statues since it is prone to dust accumulation much more than indoors.

 

  • Another way is to cleanse the statue with mild soap, warm water, and a cotton cloth. You must go to every inch of the statue and even to the crevices and cracks. After this, clean the article with a dry towel to wipe off pools of water left on the surface.

 

  • To give a natural shine and luster to the statue, you may apply coconut or olive oil using cotton on every portion. You can use a toothbrush to get to the small crevices but do not be too harsh. This will make the brass statue appear fresh and new with a polished look.


  • 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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