The rare iconography of the Vishwaroopa Karttikeya. Known as Lord Arumugan, the Vishwaroopa bears six faces and twelve limbs. Each of them has been distinguished in the murti that you see on this page. Upon the back of its beautiful vahana, the peacock, sits the Lord with His legs gathered in lalitasana. He bears weapons with which to vanquish adharma and generous blessing and fearlessness for the truly devoted.
The deep gold colour of Arumugan’s dhoti and adornment contrasts sharply with the earth-coloured complexion of His body. The body of the peacock is a solid gold colour. It cranes and twists its neck to gaze in the same frontal direction as its Lord and master. Miniature temple pillars flank its short body, from the tops of which emerges a perfectly circular prabhavali (aureole).
The crowns upon Arumugan’s six heads taper upwards such that the tips are almost touching. In the embrace of their Mother Parvati, six divine offspring had turned into one. The power and attributes of all of them remain intact in this one, singular deity.
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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