In terms of symbolism, few things hold as much meaning in Indian culture as the traditional image of the Nataraja. On the back of Apasmara - without whom the iconography would be incomplete - dances the wrathful Lord Shiva. He is in the midst of the tandava (all-annihilating dance routine): the left leg is raised mid-air, the hands in abhaya mudra and gajahasta. Apasmara, a lowly epileptic, is the personification of avidya. It is this avidya that is vanquished under the foot of the Nataraja. Note the sheer proportion of snakes present in the Natarja murti, whose bodies are wound around His limbs and waist and head, with a raised hood at the end of each one. The ample locks of Shiva sway about His head like snakes as He motions in tandava.
A flaming aureole frames the traditional Nataraja murti. A latticeworked ring, from which emerges numerous quanta of fire roughly equidistant to each other. A high, multi-tiered plinth. This Nataraja composition comes in a wide variety of earthy as well as metallic colour schemes.
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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