SculpturesThe Boon...

The Boon of Freedom….

The Boon of Freedom….
Specifications:
Brass Sculpture
11.5 inch X 7.5 inch X 3.5 inch
5.5 kg
Item Code: EC52
Quantity:
Price: $225.00
Discounted: $168.75
Shipping Free
Usually ships in 10 days
Be the first to review this product
Viewed 17638 times since 2nd Jan, 2018
In many instances Kali is described as garbed in space or sky clad. In Her absolute, primordial form She is free from all covering of illusion. She is Nature (Prakriti in Sanskrit), stripped of 'clothes'. It symbolizes that She is completely beyond name and form, completely beyond the illusory effects of maya (false consciousness). Her lack of clothing is said to represent totally illumined consciousness, unaffected by maya. Kali is the bright fire of truth, which cannot be hidden by the clothes of ignorance. Such truth simply burns them away.

Her garland of human heads, each representing one of the letters of the Sanskrit alphabet, symbolizes the repository of knowledge and wisdom. She wears a girdle of severed human hands- hands that are the principal instruments of work and so signify the action of karma. Thus the binding effects of this karma have been overcome, severed, as it were, by devotion to Kali. She has blessed the devotee by cutting him free from the cycle of karma. Her white teeth are symbolic of purity (Sans. Sattva), and Her lolling tongue dramatically depicts the fact that She consumes all things and denotes the act of tasting or enjoying what society regards as forbidden, i.e. Her indiscriminate enjoyment of all the world's "flavors".

The ten arms represent Her absolute command over the ten directions. Her three eyes represent the sun, moon, and fire, with which She is able to observe the three modes of time: past, present and future. This attribute is also the origin of the name Kali, which is the feminine form of 'Kala', the Sanskrit term for Time.

The image of a recumbent Shiva lying under the feet of Kali represents Shiva as the passive potential of creation and Kali as his Shakti. The generic term Shakti denotes the Universal feminine creative principle and the energizing force behind all male divinity including Shiva. Shakti is known by the general name Devi, from the root 'div', meaning to shine. She is the Shining One, who is given different names in different places and in different appearances, as the symbol of the life-giving powers of the Universe. It is She that powers him. This Shakti is expressed as the i in Shiva's name. Without this i, Shiva becomes Shva, which in Sanskrit means a corpse. Thus suggesting that without his Shakti, Shiva is powerless or inert.

Goddess Kali's boon is won when man confronts or accepts Her and the realities She dramatically conveys to him. The image of Kali, in a variety of ways, teaches man that pain, sorrow, decay, death, and destruction are not to be overcome or conquered by denying them or explaining them away. Pain and sorrow are woven into the texture of man's life so thoroughly that to deny them is ultimately futile. For man to realize the fullness of his being, for man to exploit his potential as a human being, he must finally accept this dimension of existence. Kali's boon is freedom, the freedom of the child to revel in the moment, and it is won only after confrontation or acceptance of death. To ignore death, to pretend that one is physically immortal, to pretend that one's ego is the center of things, is to provoke Kali's mocking laughter. To confront or accept death, on the contrary, is to realize a mode of being that can delight and revel in the play of the gods. To accept one's mortality is to be able to let go, to be able to sing, dance, and shout. Kali is Mother to Her devotees not because She protects them from the way things really are but because She reveals to them their mortality and thus releases them to act fully and freely, releases them from the incredible, binding web of "adult" pretense, practicality, and rationality.


Free Shipping. Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Read more...
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Boon of Freedom…. (Brass | Sculptures)

Mother Goddess Kali (Inlay Statue)
The Glowing Svaroopa Of The Fierce Ashtabhujadhari Kali
Goddess Kali - Large Size
3 Colors
Goddess Kali - Large Size
Goddess Kali
Kalikapurane Murtivinirdesah - Description of Images of Gods and Goddesses in the Kalika Purana
Kali-Rahasya: The Method of Worshipping Goddess Kali
Kali Poojan (With Sanskrit Text and Roman, Including the Thousand Names of Goddess Kali for Puja)
CALL OF- NINE GODDESSES: (1. Naina Devi, 2. Chintapurni, 3. Jwalamukhi, 4. Vajreshwari (Kangra), 5. Chamunda Devi, 6. Vaishno Devi, 7. Mansa Devi, 8. Kalika Devi, 9. Shakumbhari)
Kali The Goddess
काली उपासना: How to Worship Goddess Kali
How to Worship Goddess Kali: श्री काली पूजन विधान (श्री काली पूजा पद्धति) (Sanskrit Text, Transliteration and Hindi-English Translation)
बृहन्नील तन्त्रम्: Brihad Nila Tantram (The Tantric Method of Worshipping Goddess Kali and Tara)
कालीपूजापध्दति (संस्कृत एवम् हिन्दी अनुवाद) - The Method of Worshipping Goddess Kali
महाकाली उपासना: How to Worship Goddess Kali
The Goddess Kali of Kolkata
Testimonials
Thank you so much , my order was delivered today in perfect condition! A special thank you to the packing assistants! Well done! Blessings for safety and health.
Joy, USA.
Thank you for really great prices compared to other sellers. I have recommended your website to over 40 of my classmates.
Kimia, USA
I am so happy to have found you!! What a wonderful source for books of Indian origin at reasonable cost! Thank you!
Urvi, USA
I very much appreciate your web site and the products you have available. I especially like the ancient cookbooks you have and am always looking for others here to share with my friends.
Sam, USA
Very good service thank you. Keep up the good work !
Charles, Switzerland
Namaste! Thank you for your kind assistance! I would like to inform that your package arrived today and all is very well. I appreciate all your support and definitively will continue ordering form your company again in the near future!
Lizette, Puerto Rico
I just wanted to thank you again, mere dost, for shipping the Nataraj. We now have it in our home, thanks to you and Exotic India. We are most grateful. Bahut dhanyavad!
Drea and Kalinidi, Ireland
I am extremely very happy to see an Indian website providing arts, crafts and books from all over India and dispatching to all over the world ! Great work, keep it going. Looking forward to more and more purchase from you. Thank you for your service.
Vrunda
We have always enjoyed your products.
Elizabeth, USA
Thank you for the prompt delivery of the bowl, which I am very satisfied with.
Frans, the Netherlands

Also within "Goddess"