There is no end to the love and veneration accorded to Ganesha in India. He is the beloved son of Shiva-Parvati, the widely adored child-deity known for His innocence and wisdom and generosity with blessing. The compact, seated figure that you see on this page depicts the little Lord seated upon the belly of a gigantic lotus bloom, with the legs in lalitasana.
A gracious crown tapers over His elephant-shaped head. Substantial earflaps frame His face, adding to His adorableness. A trishoola (trident) tilaka (tattoo), indicative of Shiva who is His father, graces the midbrow. Jewels and adornment aplenty are to be found in the insides of His ears, down the length of His chubby torso, and clasped around His wrists and ankles.
The vahana of Ganesha, the humble little mouse, is poised upon a petal of the upturned lotus beneath the upward-facing lotus throne. A loving gaze is directed at the foot of the pendant leg of its Lord and master. This is a fine example of the level of detail introduced into the composition, in addition to which are the serrations on the lotus petals and the pleats of Ganesha’s dhoti.
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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