The story of Lord Krishna and serpent Kaliya is one of the most popular mythological stories in Hinduism. The dreaded venomous multi hooded serpent Kaliya symbolizes the numerous desires we have. One day Krishna was playing with his friends near Kaliya’s abode (waters of Yamuna in Vrindavan) and their ball fell in the river, so to catch the ball Krishna jumped into the river even after being warned about the poisonous snake. Kaliya being unaware of Krishna’s real identity, attacked him with his fangs and tried to tire his body around Krishna attempting to crush him, but the lord was too fast for him, he caught hold of the serpent’s tail and dragged him to the river surface, playing his flute on its head.
This brass sculpture is a clear depiction of this story, where Kaliya’s head is being subdued by Lord Krishna’s left foot such that the weight of the whole universe is in his feet and he is dancing on the serpent’s head in amusement not releasing his hold on the tail. The sculptor has very efficiently and neatly carved this statue, giving justice to this mythological act.
Krishna is adorned in a layered short dhoti tied below his navel and is ornated with lustrous jewels that complement with the long South Indian styled crown. His face features are chiselled in a precise and accurate manner, with that smile on his lips signifying his success on capturing the deadly serpent and making him move back to Ramanaka Dwipa (his original abode), thus saving the life of people of Vrindavan. We provide you with two color variants of this large statue- usual natural brass shade and the other in a dark cocoa color. This sculpture of Krishna taming Kaliya, rests on an inverted lotus pedestal which is kept on a thick square shaped base.
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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