As per the scriptures, Varaha is the third incarnation of the supreme lord Vishnu on this mortal
land. The legends say that a demon named Hiranyaksha hid the Earth known as Bhudevi in the
primordial waters. To rescue Bhudevi, Vishnu took the form of a Varaha (boar) and took her out
of the waters on his tusks. As a result, lord Varaha and demon Hiranyaksha engage in a fierce
battle, and Hiranyaksha is finally defeated. Lord Varaha then marries Bhudevi and becomes her
The four-armed lord is standing on an upturned lotus pedestal with one of his legs resting on the ground and the other leg folded, on which Bhudevi is sitting. He holds the Shankh (conch) and Chakra ( a weapon) in his upper arms that are also the symbols of Vaishnavites. He is embracing Bhudevi with his lower left arm while blessing his devotees with the other.
Both the lord and Devi are adorned with beautiful clothes and shining jewels. The crowns are delicate works of art. This statue radiates peace and a vibrance of wellness. Lord Varaha is a standing embodiment of power and vigour, to fight against evil. He gives the inspiration to fight for the good, and also the power to persist.
Lord Varaha is an ancient deity whose mentions are even found in the oldest scripture, Rigveda. He is either illustrated as a full boar or as a human with the head of a boar. In this beautiful bronze statue, He has been depicted in a human form with a boar head along with her consort, Bhudevi sitting by her side. The statue is made using the ancient Madhuchista Vidhana technique (lost wax) by the brilliant craftsmen of Swamimalai.
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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