The image of Lord Shiva in the middle of His tandava (ritual dance) is the most popular of all Indian iconographies. Nataraja in Sanskrit means the 'king of the art of dancing', and indeed He is hailed as the proponent of all forms of dance expounded in the natyashastras (classical Indian dance texts). When the destroyer breaks into tandava, all the realms of existence are said to tremble afore His vigour. A bejewelled Nataraja in nothing more than a loincloth is the quintessential symbol of Indian culture, which would make an unmistakably prized addition to your space. The damru and the agni in the posterior arms signify the creation (damru emits the om, the syllable that was the beginning of creation), preservation, and destruction (fire consumes all) of the universe, all three of which culminates in His tandava. His frontal arms are in the mudras of protection and fearlessness, while He crushes beneath His feet a cretinous mortal, symbolic of worldly ignorance. His tresses fly in the air, as the rest of Him dances enrobed in snakes. Note the step-ridden pedestal and the lotus upon which is perched the figure of the Nataraja.
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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