Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Jewelry > Hindu > Goddess > Durga-Yantra Necklace
Displaying 303 of 330         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Durga-Yantra Necklace

Durga-Yantra Necklace

Durga-Yantra Necklace

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Sterling Silver

17 inch Length
90 gms
Item Code:
JZS03
Price:
$375.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Durga-Yantra Necklace

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8459 times since 12th Sep, 2013
Strong ethnic as well as talismanic character wide writ on its face, the necklace consists of three classes of jewellery components : the pendant with Simha-vahini – lion-mounted Durga, four half rupee coins, and two pairs of ‘yantra’-containing roll-boxes, besides the silk cord to include diversely dyed silk beads used for defining spaces between each two units. Crafted as if for the daughter of a tribal chief or a middle class farmer of Bundelkhand, Himalayan hill region or north-east, with moderate land holdings concerned for securing his child against everything untoward and desirous of respectably cladding her this necklace aims at accomplishing three different objectives.

One of the main three components this necklace is composed of is the unit of the four half rupee silver coins of 1938 issued in the name of King George V. A necklace, sometimes a girdle, composed of coins, silver being the metal of the middle class, coins of alloy, of poor, and those of gold, of rich, was the foremost in the jewellery of medieval ethnic groups. Irrespective of one’s status in his social setup that the class of metal or the number of coins used in a necklace or girdle denoted, simple craftsmanship and minimum technique, as the manufacture of a necklace of coins – ‘takahara’, required, essentially defined the jewellery of ethnic groups. Simple coins with assured metal-percentage, each soldered with a hook-ring to hold it along the cord, involved minimum workmanship and far less chances of adulteration. It was completely different from the jewellery of court, or class. The real worth of court or class jewellery was seen in its workmanship, its quantum and quality, artistic character and level of sophistication besides in incorporating with it precious and rare material – metals and stones.

A village shrine like conceived pendant with conical apex, the chased courses of stylized peacocks defining its outer frame on all five sides, and fluted columns, the inner frame, enshrines Ashta-bhuja-dhari Durga seated on her mount lion. Her normal right hand is held in ‘abhay’ – the gesture of assuring protection, and the normal left rests in her lap. In rest six hands she is holding various Vaishnavite and Shaivite attributes, Vishnu’s disc, and Shiva’s trident, being the main. The main necklace excluding the cord that supports it on the neck terminates on either side with a five-sided twin drums like container, the boxes for containing ‘yantras’. Thus, the coins add to the necklace the ethnicity of a medieval ornament, the pendant enshrining the image of Durga, its spiritual aspect, and the ‘yantra’ containing boxes, the talismanic power. All three components are cast of sterling silver, 92.5 % being silver and rest alloy to strengthen it. The Artistically twisted cord with ring and knot terminals to join two ends has been braided from fine silk yarn.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books. .

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Based on your browsing history

Loading... Please wait

Related Items

Mahavidya Chinnamasta with Her Yantra on the Reverse (Two Sided Pendant)
Sterling Silver
1.6 inch Height
1.3 inch Width
10 gms
Item Code: LBD56
$85.00
Add:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Tara with Her Yantra on the Reverse (Two Sided Pendant)
Sterling Silver
1.6 inch Height
1.3 inch Width
10.4 gms
Item Code: LBD58
$95.00
Add:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Goddess Bhadrakali Pendant
Sterling Silver
4.6 inch Height
3.8 inch Width
52 gms
Item Code: JXE18
$225.00
Add:
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Silver Bracelet with Images of Mother Kali
Deal 25% Off
Sterling Silver
10.0" Length
60 gms
Item Code: JVJ68
$280.00$210.00
You save: $70.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Crescent Cut Glass Necklace with Earrings
Nickel Free White Metal with Cut Glass
16.0" Necklace Length
0.3" Earrings Height
9 gms
Item Code: JRL31
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Drusy Chalcedony Necklace With Sterling Crescents
Sterling Silver
17.0" Length
83 gms
Item Code: JIR74
$170.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I am overwhelmed with the amount of hard-to-find Hindu scriptural texts that I have been able to locate on the Exotic India website as well as other authentic cultural items from India. I am impressed with your fast and reliable shipping methods.
Lee Scott, USA
Your service is excellent.
Shambhu, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist statues at the best prices and best shipping that I know of.I have bought many statues from them.I am thankful for their online presence.
Michael, USA
Thanks for sharpening our skills with wisdom and sense of humor.The torchbearers of the ancient deity religion are spread around the world and the books of wisdom from India bridges the gap between east and west.
Kaushiki, USA
Thank you for this wonderful New Year sale!
Michael, USA
Many Thanks for all Your superb quality Artworks at unbeatable prices. We have been recommending EI to friends & family for over 5 yrs & will continue to do so fervently. Cheers
Dara, Canada
Thank you for your wonderful selection of books and art work. I am a regular customer and always appreciate the excellent items you offer and your great service.
Lars, USA
Colis bien reçu, emballage excellent et statue conforme aux attentes. Du bon travail, je reviendrai sur votre site !
Alain, France
GREAT SITE. SANSKRIT AND HINDI LINGUISTICS IS MY PASSION. AND I THANK YOU FOR THIS SITE.
Madhu, USA
I love your site and although today is my first order, I have been seeing your site for the past several years. Thank you for providing such great art and books to people around the World who can't make it to India as often as we would like.
Rupesh
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India