Their Lordships, Shri Lakshmi and Narasimha can be seen sitting on a beautifully carved inverted lotus placed on a rectangular throne. Lord Shri Narasimha is an incarnation of Supreme Lord Narayan (Vishnu). This form of the lord is of a half man and half lion. This is a unique and amazing masterpiece that displays us the smiling face and loving side of Lord Narasimha. Shri Lakshmi Devi can be seen residing on the lap of her husband Narasimha Dev.
Lord Narasimha is worshipped as the protector deity because he protected his dear devotee Prahalad ji from his demon father Hiranyakashipu. Here we can also see that it's a beautiful depiction of love between Lord Narasimha and his wife Lakshmi ji. Lord is in his four-handed form and all of the hands are symbolizing something. The lord here is seen holding his usual Ayudhas (implements) in his hands. In the upper right hand of the lord we can see him holding the divine disc named Sudharshan. In the upper left hand, he is holding a holy conch which is also known as shankh. We can see that Lord Narasimha is showing an 'Abhaya Mudra’, by his left hand and is holding Goddess Lakshmi with the right very gently.
As a matter of culture and tradition, we can see that Shri Narasimha Dev is wearing a graceful Dhoti. Shri Lakshmi ji is wearing an elegant saree as well as holding a transcendental lotus in her right hand. Both of the deities are wearing beautiful lustrous crowns. We can see that Lord Narasimha here is in a peaceful mood wearing a Urdhava Pundra (Vaishnava Tilak) on his forehead. The lotus feet of the divine couple are marked with sacred symbols, leaving a vibrant impression on the viewer. There's a verse mentioned in the scriptures, 'Alankaar Priya Vishnu’ (Bhagawan Vishnu appreciates shringara). We can therefore see him wearing a huge amount of jewels, pearls and necklaces.
The Kirtimukha behind the deity adds a highlight to this illustrative masterpiece and along with that it also represents the Gopurams (entrance gates) of the South Indian Temples. This is one of the rare artworks that involves a variety of traditions, and cultures and it also represents the diverse variations of Vaishnavism and Sanatan Dharma.
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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