The craftsmanship of sculptor and his expertise are
beautifully captured in the standing bronze idol of Lord Ganesha. The
iconography of this chaturbhujadhari (four-armed) Lord Ganesha plays a
significant role in bringing forth happiness and prosperity to your life. He is
worshipped before the commencement of any ceremony or Hindu ritual. His huge
size reflects his metaphysical ability to erase the obstacles from his
The unique feature of Chaturbhujadhari Lord Ganesha is the
four hands that signify divinity. His lower right hand holds modak symbolizing the
sweetness of the inner self-realization and he is eager to taste it with his
trunk. He holds Ek Dant (broken tusk) in his lower left hand that reflects him
as a patron of letters and learnings. He used this to write a renowned epic
The Lord is holding Ankusha (Goad) in his upper left hand that strives the soul away from the ignorance and moves it to the path of spirituality and the Pasam (Noose) in his upper right hand that will capture the problems and helps his devotees to attain success in life. The cobra belt on his protruding belly indicates that he is the son of supreme lord Shiva. The Lord is standing on the inverted lotus that signifies purity. His upper torso is decked up with beautiful jewels that enhance the aura of the lord. The lower garment is skilfully sculpted beneath the belly and around the legs. The slenderness and elegant twist towards the right of the trunk bring forth the marvelous aesthetic sense of the artisan. The idol is carefully poised on the plinth resonating the characteristic by three tiers.
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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