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Ashtabhujadharini Devi Mariamman
Hoysala is the term used for the architecture and the iconography that developed in present-day Karnataka under the patronage of the Hoysala dynasty rulers. Having flourished in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, its structures stand as testimony to a Karnata Dravida aesthetic. The murti that you see on this page depicts the Devi Mariamman, who is the equivalent of Devi Parvati or Devi Shitala of the North. From Her iconography to every other detail of the sculpture, She looks like She has been handpicked from the garbhagriha (inner precinct) of an ancient Hoysala temple.Devi Mariamman is seated in lalitasana on a giant lotus throne. She is possessed of eight arms and, as such, is the Ashtabhujadharini. She is clad in nothing but a dhoti below the navel, the silken fabric of which gathers in lifelike folds over Her legs. A world of gold adornments on Her upper body and divine weapons, including a kapala (skullcup) in each of Her hands, a twin symbol of the feminine aesthetic and omnipotence. On Her brow sits a tall crown that tapers towards the top. It is flanked by the ferocious hood of the panchanaga, the texture of its underbelly having been executed with superb detail.The composition is placed on a wide-set quadrilateral pedestal that features a row of latticeworked lotus petals followed by a row of lotus petal engravings. The legs of the pedestal are short and shaped like the lion’s paw. A strikingly symmetrical aureole, with minimal engravings, completes the composition.
Ashtabhujadharini Devi Mariamman
Hoysala is the term used for the architecture and the iconography that developed in present-day Karnataka under the patronage of the Hoysala dynasty rulers. Having flourished in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, its structures stand as testimony to a Karnata Dravida aesthetic. The murti that you see on this page depicts the Devi Mariamman, who is the equivalent of Devi Parvati or Devi Shitala of the North. From Her iconography to every other detail of the sculpture, She looks like She has been handpicked from the garbhagriha (inner precinct) of an ancient Hoysala temple.Devi Mariamman is seated in lalitasana on a giant lotus throne. She is possessed of eight arms and, as such, is the Ashtabhujadharini. She is clad in nothing but a dhoti below the navel, the silken fabric of which gathers in lifelike folds over Her legs. A world of gold adornments on Her upper body and divine weapons, including a kapala (skullcup) in each of Her hands, a twin symbol of the feminine aesthetic and omnipotence. On Her brow sits a tall crown that tapers towards the top. It is flanked by the ferocious hood of the panchanaga, the texture of its underbelly having been executed with superb detail.The composition is placed on a wide-set quadrilateral pedestal that features a row of latticeworked lotus petals followed by a row of lotus petal engravings. The legs of the pedestal are short and shaped like the lion’s paw. A strikingly symmetrical aureole, with minimal engravings, completes the composition.
Floral Embellished Murli Krishna Carved in Teak Wood
Bhagwan Krishna is popular for his expansive beauty and charm, clearly presented in this wooden sculpture through his finely sculpted Tribhanga posture, pointed nose, smiling lips fluting the stylized bansuri (flute) and the delicate expression of his eyes giving a touch of realism. One may notice the beauty of dual toned teak wood, special from South India having a vertical self-texture; the high oil content accentuates its gloss and smoothness, and durability makes this sculpture a popular run in quality. Krishna stands here on a double layered lotus pedestal, adorned in an ankle length dhoti, decorated with parallel layers of beads and a distinctive Kirtimukha kamarband having multiple hangings in the front and on the sides. The sleek stole that runs through his shoulders is carved in layers of blooming lotus flowers one above the other, swung in accordance with his body stance. The floral ornaments highlight a sense of traditionality and pristine culture. Zoom in to applaud the sharp formations of his body parts, focusing on every inch of its realistic quality. The designer crown adds to the gracefulness of his persona; formed in hick multiple layers of flower petals and topped with the traditional peacock feathers. These long styled crown carvings and its lavish elongated accessories picture an essence of South Indian culture and styles. The flower aureole is decorated with strings of floral hangings and the Vaishnava tilak on forehead identifies him as a divine incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This beauteous Krishna statue is surrounded by floral embellishments highlighting his peaceful, loving and calm personality that soothes the environment by the melodious tunes of his flute.
Floral Embellished Murli Krishna Carved in Teak Wood
Bhagwan Krishna is popular for his expansive beauty and charm, clearly presented in this wooden sculpture through his finely sculpted Tribhanga posture, pointed nose, smiling lips fluting the stylized bansuri (flute) and the delicate expression of his eyes giving a touch of realism. One may notice the beauty of dual toned teak wood, special from South India having a vertical self-texture; the high oil content accentuates its gloss and smoothness, and durability makes this sculpture a popular run in quality. Krishna stands here on a double layered lotus pedestal, adorned in an ankle length dhoti, decorated with parallel layers of beads and a distinctive Kirtimukha kamarband having multiple hangings in the front and on the sides. The sleek stole that runs through his shoulders is carved in layers of blooming lotus flowers one above the other, swung in accordance with his body stance. The floral ornaments highlight a sense of traditionality and pristine culture. Zoom in to applaud the sharp formations of his body parts, focusing on every inch of its realistic quality. The designer crown adds to the gracefulness of his persona; formed in hick multiple layers of flower petals and topped with the traditional peacock feathers. These long styled crown carvings and its lavish elongated accessories picture an essence of South Indian culture and styles. The flower aureole is decorated with strings of floral hangings and the Vaishnava tilak on forehead identifies him as a divine incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This beauteous Krishna statue is surrounded by floral embellishments highlighting his peaceful, loving and calm personality that soothes the environment by the melodious tunes of his flute.

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