The apsaras of Indraloka are stuff of pure beauty. Without them and the poetry of their being, the realm of existence (‘loka’) of the great devas including but not limited to Lord Indra would not be what it is. The apsaras are daivika (of the devas or of a divine nature) muses and go by multiple epithets across Hindu-Buddhist cultures of Asia. The one that you see on this page is a fine example of the youthful apsara, Her figure and form replete with a celestial beauty.
Note the alluring tribhanga stance of her body, jutting out (‘bhanga’) laterally at three (‘tri’) different junctures. It is a stance that accentuates the sharp ratios of her curves, enough to lure the mightiest deva into asakti. She is wearing a dhoti of silk wound tightly around her hips and down her limbs, which reveals the gorgeous shape of her long legs. But for a thick neckpiece that covers the length of her decolletage and squeezes between her full breasts, her torso is bare. Amulets and wristlets enhance the fullness of her limbs.
With the left hand the apsara holds a mirror that she raises to her face. She looks into it with a searching glance for perfection. A sense of admiration descends upon her; a faint smile plays in the corners of her mouth. Her dense hair is gathered in a thick bun that seems to draw her neck subtly backwards. Finally, the bindi on her brow and the kundalas in her ears complete her shringar.
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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