One of the most popular manifestations of Shiva, as Nataraja, depicts Shiva dancing in a ring of fire. Dancing the cosmic dance 'tandava', he has his right leg firmly planted on the back of Apasmara Purusha, the symbol of ignorance. What is notable is that despite the violence of the dance, his expression is detached. His left leg is raised high up in a slant and the right one on Apasmara is bent at the knee. The back two hands hold the damaru and a ball of fire each. While Shiva's right hand is raised in abhaya mudra, the left hand comes across his body in a gaja hasta mudra.
the violent movements, his hair flows in all directions as do the ends of his
waist sash, touching the tiruvasi. A serpent also uncoils from his body,
with his hood on this circle of fire. Inconspicuous, but very much present
is Ganga, on top of his hair. This beautifully crafted image is placed on a well decorated pedestal.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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