His shringar is replete. Cascading necklaces, two sets of amulets, anklets, kundalas, and henna. A short dhoti tied right beneath the navel barely reaches the mid-thigh. A sash crosses His chubby torso, its ends reaching below the dhoti. The pot in His hand is modelled after the simple clay pots in Indian homes used to preserve milk and its products. The divine iconography of the deity in question is intact - broad shoulders, a narrow waist, and a gracious brow that resembles the outstretched wings of the mighty albatross. His locks are pulled back and piled atop His head in a neat little bun. Placed on a wide inverted-lotus pedestal, this baby Krishna figurine done in stone-finish brass inspires the devotee with maternal ardour and love.
The most inimitable part of Lord Soorya’s iconography is the chariot He rides, drawn by exactly seven horses. These horses may be representative of the seven heavenly bodies, the seven days of the week, or the seven major nerve plexuses (‘chakras’) of the human body according to hathayoga. Beneath His padmasana (lotus-seat) is an image of the dusky, flute-wielding Lord Krishna. A solid azure background populated with heavenly bodies and intricate embroidery, inherent in kalamkari art, on all four corners of the composition.
44 inch x 47.8 inch