Radha-Krishna is the most celebrated amorous couple in Indian culture. Having devoted Her all to the most handsome youth of Vrindavan, Radha has the privilege of being an integral part of His iconography to this day. This despite the fact that She could never have Him as Her lord and husband during their time together in ihloka (human realm of existence). The murti you see on this page comprises of the two of them on separate pedestals, with two separate aureoles. Krishna is in His unmistakable tribhanga murari (flutist with the body jutting laterally outwards at three places) form, while His Radha stands graceful and erect next to Him with a hand raised in blessing.
The two are in gorgeous saffron garb, the bejewelled silks of the same teamed with ample proportions of gold shringar. Both the saffron colour and gold are considered auspicious in Hindu culture, with each being the dominant colour at poojas and the preferred make of temple jewellery. The size of the statues is small but the precision of the finish is high (best appreciated by zooming in on different aspects of each figurine), which speaks volumes for the quality of the craftsmanship. Elaborate turbans sit on both their heads, in keeping with the appeal of the rest of their attire. Sculpted from the best of homegrown marble, the medium captures the divine beauty of Krishna's togetherness with His Radha.
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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