The Shakti of Vishnu-Narayana and one of the Tridevis, goddess Lakshmi in Hinduism represents the cosmic mother who has the capacity to nurture all beings. Her evocation causes the removal of negativity from life and brings the light of abundance, fortune and auspiciousness, enabling the devotee to fulfil the four cardinal goals-Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. An ode to the all-powerful Lakshmi, this bronze statue of the goddess presents her as the supreme queen mother.
The throne of goddess Lakshmi is situated on an intricately
decorated base with vegetation motifs and lotus petals adorning it. A stunning
aureole with multiple mystical animals surrounds the great mother, making this
brass goddess Lakshmi icon a divine shrine with its grandeur. Two yalis- horse
and lion composite stand in the lowermost section of the aureole holding the
ornate arch on their back which has the figures of Makara (composite crocodile
and elephant) and Kirtimukha (face of glory) marking the universal sovereignty
that is personified by Maa Lakshmi. The great mother goddess sits on an
inverted lotus seat with her legs folded in the “Swastikasana”, the auspicious
pose, wearing a Kiritamukuta (Vaishnava crown), several delicate ornaments, a
fine dhoti with its anterior folds spread luxuriantly in the front. Devi
Lakshmi is in her four-armed form, holding two lotuses in her secondary hands,
with her left and right-hand position in the gesture of disseminating boons and
fearlessness respectively. The facial features of the goddess are delineated
with perfection, offering her arched brows, large eyes, elegant nose, inwardly
smiling lips, and a fuller face. Elephants- the ancient symbol for royalty and
superiority form part of this stately brass composite as minuscule figures in
front of Devi Lakshmi, offering floral garlands to her splendid roopa.
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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