The ruling couple of paraloka (otherworldly realm of existence), the gracious Vishnu-Lakshmi stand together as perfect complements to each other. The figurines that you see on this page are sculpted from pure brass the colour of pale, molten gold. The same is superimposed with richly coloured inlaid bits in red and green, which mostly form the robes on their forms and the plinths upon which they stand.
Devi Lakshmi is usually portrayed as the chaturbhujadharini (the one possessed of four arms) in Her singular iconography and the dvibhujadharini (two arms) next to Her husband. The ensemble that you see on this page deviates from the norm. Seemingly She emerges from a quantum of waves, Her feet resting upon a lotus. This is a nod to the legend of the samudramanthana, from which Lakshmi is said to have been born as a jewel.
He Lord and master, the great Vishnu, stands within the coils of the omnipotent Sheshanaga. The textures of both the anguine form and the sea-foam have been brought out with a great degree of skill and perfection. Note the inlay-work on the crown of Lakshmi and along the underbellies of the five-hooded snake above Vishnu’s head.
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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