Magnificently carved with ancient symbols and techniques of mastered Indian artworks, this wooden Tirupati Balaji statue is no less than a grand shrine of the Lord in your home. Crafted with superb white wood, the Tirupati statue has a divine aura, which is amplified by the tasteful woodwork and polishing. Emanating heavenliness, Balaji drives all negativity away, filling the space with his mighty presence.
The wooden statue of Tirupati stands on a dark wood platform, with an intricately carved base that carries the Dashavatara, or ten incarnations of Vishnu, empowering the composition with their presence. A splendid aureole with a dramatic Kirtimukha top, Makara, and Yalis in the pillars and floral decorations give this wooden idol a majestic effect.
Standing atop Padmasana, Sri Tirupati Balaji appears with a boyish visage, heavily ornamented. Balaji’s feminine energy or Shakti- Sridevi (Lakshmi) is delineated near his feet, accompanying her Lord with a shower of wealth. The detailing on this wooden Tirupati statue mesmerizes. As Balaji gazes at the onlooker from behind his Tilak, his heart is filled with divine devotion, and one is transported to the hills of Tirumala.
How to care for Wood Statues?
Wood is extensively used in sculpting especially in countries like China, Germany, and Japan. One feature that makes the wood extremely suitable for making statues and sculptures is that it is light and can take very fine detail. It is easier for artists to work with wood than with other materials such as metal or stone. Both hardwoods, as well as softwood, are used for making sculptures. Wood is mainly used for indoor sculptures because it is not as durable as stone. Changes in weather cause wooden sculptures to split or be attacked by insects or fungus. The principal woods for making sculptures and statues are cedar, pine, walnut, oak, and mahogany. The most common technique that sculptors use to make sculptures out of wood is carving with a chisel and a mallet. Since wooden statues are prone to damage, fire, and rot, they require proper care and maintenance.
It is extremely important to preserve and protect wooden sculptures with proper care. A little carelessness and negligence can lead to their decay, resulting in losing all their beauty and strength. Therefore, a regular clean-up of the sculptures is a must to prolong their age and to maintain their shine and luster.
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