the stage when youth knocks on the door of human life is where the lyrical
verses of Vaishnavas locate Sri Krishna and Radha. Krishna as “Nitya Kishora”
the eternally youthful one represents the pinnacle of divine beauty, matched by
Sri Radha as “Kishori Ji”- the deific young maiden. Together, Krishna and Radha
as seen in this awe-inspiring white marble statue are the materialization of
all the sweetness, love, devotion, and beauty of the world, condensed into two
Krishna stand on individual platforms, rivaling as well as complementing each
other in their aura. Sri Krishna in his characteristic “Tribhanga” or
triple-bent posture and elegant limbs perfected in white marble relives the
mind of its burden as soon as our gaze meets his lotus-shaped eyes. On his
smooth white shoulders, the scarf and Vaijayanti mala (Krishna’s floral
garland) remind us of the snakes that spiral around the branches of the
fragrant Sandalwood tree.
As if the
freshness and beauty of the lotus blossom in her hand took the form of a
youthful lady, Sri Radha in this white marble statue is the manifestation of
Goddess Lakshmi herself. Richly adorned with exquisite jewelry, rivaling the
full moon in all its glory, Radha Ji stands in a gracefully dynamic posture. Her
hand raised in the gesture of disseminating boons hints at the fact that it is
only through her that a devotee can achieve the benevolence of Krishna. She is
the sole source of the blessing of Krishna-bhakti (devotion) and Krishna-Prema
of white marble has increased the brilliance of the statue, which is embellished
with golden shade and perfectly highlights the divine splendor of
Radha-Krishna. The peacock near Krishna’s feet is a symbol of worldly beauty,
pride, and royalty- all of it in prostration in front of this heavenly duo.
How to clean and maintain marble statues?
Marble has been a preferred material for sculptors and artists for more than a thousand years. It is a rock that undergoes metamorphism which causes recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. Marble comes in various colors, designs, and dimensions. Pure white marble is the most preferred type of marble for making sculptures and statues since time immemorial. White marble is especially used for sculpting stone monumental sculptures since ancient times. The natural shine and luster of the carbonate crystals of white marble give a lavish and beautiful appearance to the statue.
Marble stone statues are highly durable and can even withstand harsh weather conditions without getting corroded, therefore, they can be kept indoors or outdoors without getting damaged or weathered. Although these statues can last for many decades, their regular care and cleaning are essential to increase their longevity and beautiful appearance.
Marble statues need periodical cleaning to maintain their flawless look. However, harsh and deep cleaning can result in making the statue look dull. If your marble statue is withering away, it is recommended to take the help of a professional cleaner. Marble is a delicate material and therefore needs proper care.
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