24" Devi Parvati (Goddess Uma Shivakamasundari) | Madhuchista Vidhana (Lost-Wax) | Panchaloha Bronze from Swamimalai

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Goddess Uma-Parvati, the third member of the trinity of Hindu female goddesses- Tridevis and the potency of Mahadeva Shiva in her textual and visual descriptions represent the zenith of wifely and maternal virtues. It is the divinity of her persona that inspired the Tamil Sthapatis to create marvelous standing Uma icons presenting a form of the great-goddess which is known as “Shivakamasundari”- a beautiful woman (Sundari) who inspires passion (kama) in Shiva.

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Item Code: ZER075
Height: 24 inch
Width: 8 inch
Depth: 8 inch
Weight: 10.80 kg
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Maa Parvati’s standing images, similar to the Panchaloha bronze statue we have here, are often related to her role as the prime audience to Shiva’s transcendental dance- Tandava. She remains gracefully poised and still as Shiva moves, enriched by the Shakti (energy) that is provided by Parvati herself. Enriching the actions of Shiva, enjoying marital bliss with Him in his presence, and meditating upon Him in his absence, becoming Uma for Maheswar (Shiva) when the world order requires the divine couple to procreate and becoming Kali when the universe needs them to wreak havoc, - Parvati is the ideal wife, whose only concern is supporting every endeavor of her husband. 

This roopa (form) of Uma-Parvati is offered on an upturned lotus pedestal to stand on by the sculpture on which the goddess remains, the very picture of femininity and poise. Personifying the ethereal beauty of the blossomed lotus on which she appears, this bronze Uma icon fills the mind with a devoted appreciation of her celestial beauty. Devi Uma-Parvati wears a conical crown embellished with fine patterns and the Makara motif, earrings, a set of exquisite necklaces, Bajuband (armband), Keyura (arm ornament), Kada (bracelet), Nupur (anklet). Beautifying her torso, this Panchaloha bronze Uma Shivakamasundari icon has a delicate Yajnopavita diagonally clinging to her body. Devi’s dhoti (lower body garment) wraps her legs to highlight her graceful form, which can be better appreciated on the reverse of this bronze Uma statue. 

 Devi Uma Parvati’s heavenly aura is captured by the sculpture in her visage, which is carved with curving eyebrows, wide, almond eyes, a sharp nose, and full lips- features that are derived from the Hindu ideal of feminine beauty. Goddess Uma has her right hand in the “Katakhasta” mudra for holding a flower offering, while her other hand dangles appealingly in “Lolahasta” mudra named after the curving tail of a horse.  Smiling inwardly in this bronze icon, Maa Parvati as Shivakamasundari enchants the whole universe. 

Eternal Brilliance Unveiled: The Mystique of Panchaloha Bronze and Artful Maintenance Rituals


Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.

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A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.

Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.

Sculpting Dreams in Metal: The Enigmatic Alchemy of Panchaloha Bronze Masterpieces

Bronze statues and sculptures are known for their exquisite beauty and the divinity that they emit all around the space. Bronze is considered an excellent metal alloy, composed primarily of copper and tin. Many properties make it suitable for sculpting even the most intricate and complex structures. There was a period in history, known as the “Bronze Age'', in which most sculptors preferred to work with Bronze as it was considered the hardest metal. Bronze is especially appreciated for its durability, ductility, and corrosion-resistance properties. India is especially known for its elegant workmanship of skills working with Bronze. The artisans of a town named Swamimalai in South India have been following a tradition of bronze murti making for ages. They use a special material known as Panchaloha bronze to make fascinating icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. All of us are allured by the beauty of bronze statues and sculptures but there goes a tough hand in casting those masterpieces with little or no imperfections. Since it is an extremely elaborate process, a sculptor needs to be highly skilled in making bronze antiques. The most common technique for casting bronze sculptures that has been followed since ancient times is the “Lost-wax” process which involves many steps:

1. Clay model making

The making of a bronze statue or sculpture starts with preparing a full-sized clay (usually Plasticine) model of the sculpture. This allows the artist to have an idea about the overall shape and form of the desired sculpture before working with bronze, a much more expensive and difficult-to-work-with material.

2. Mould making

Once the clay model is ready, a mould of the original sculpture is made. This is done by carefully covering the clay model with plaster strips. This step is carried out in such a way that no air bubbles are formed. It takes up to 24 hours for the plaster to dry. Once dried, the plaster is then gently removed from the clay model. The removal happens easily because the inner mould is usually made of materials such as polyurethane rubber or silicone.

3. Wax filling and removal

In this step, molten bronze or wax is poured or filled into the mould in such a way that it gets even into the finest details. The mould is then turned upside down and left to cool and harden. When the wax has hardened, it is removed from the mould.

4. Chasing

Chasing is the process in which the artist refines the surface of the bronze statue using various tools to achieve fine details. This smoothens the surface and gives the statue a finished look. If some parts of the statue were moulded separately, they are now heated and attached.

5. Applying a patina

Bronze sculptures are known for their unique look or sheen on the surface. This may take several years to achieve naturally. Applying patina to bronze sculptures is an important step to make them appear attractive. Working with clay, plaster mould, and molten wax can be messy and therefore sculptors wear old clothes and remain careful. The entire process of making a bronze statue takes several months to complete. Bronze sculptures last for many centuries because of the high durability of the material. Many centuries down the line, these sculptures continue to be appreciated for their majestic beauty.
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Is the statue hollow or solid ?
    A. Panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid. To know more about how bronze statues are made, please read our article on Panchaloha Bronze Statues. Whereas, brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow.
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  • Q. Can you customise the statue for me ?
    A. For any customisation, a new bronze statue has to be made. To know more, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
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