from the Vamana Purana describes the divine form of the Hindu mother goddess
Durga as Katyayani, who descended from the Vindhya Mountains on the request of
the gods to slay the demon king Mahishasura, radiant like thousand suns with
the weapons of gods in her eighteen hands haloing her roopa. In this Panchaloha bronze icon of eighteen-armed goddess Durga, she is sculpted in a stunning
standing posture, on an upturned lotus pedestal embellished with the
buffalo-head of Mahishasura, accompanied by her Simha (lion) placed on an
independent platform behind the Devi. This iconography of Durga Amman draws from
the Patteeshwaram Durgai Amman statue from her temple in Tamil Nadu, in which
the goddess victoriously stands on the head of the vanquished Mahishasura, a
stimulating visualization of the eternally victorious Shakti.
roopa, the Adi-Shakti (primordial energy) is called Durga Amman or simply Amman
(mother) in Southern India. Her ethereal multiple arm forms are a reminder of
her fierceness and omnipresence as a mother which protects her children from
all the seen and unseen enemies. The goddess in this bronze Durga icon is
beautified by a royal Kiritamukuta (Vaishnavite crown), gold dehri (disc-shaped
earrings), three exquisite gold necklaces, Kucchabandha (breast band),
Yajnopavita (sacred thread), armlets and bracelets in all her hands. In each of
her eighteen hands, Durga Amman carries a unique attribute related to creation
or destruction, presented to her by a Deva (god), holding the potency of that
god within itself. A simple dhoti (lower body garment) is worn by the great
goddess, who smiles enchantingly.
the glistening glory of Mahadevi (great goddess), this bronze Durga Maa is a
potent warning to the forces of evil and a heavenly presence in the home of her
WHAT IS PANCHALOHA BRONZE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT ?
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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