A divine incarnation of goddess Lakshmi and the consort of Lord Venkateshwara, she is Devi Padmavati. This Hindu deity is the goddess of elemental prakriti; her name in Sanskrit refers to ‘the one who emerged from lotus’. The extreme beauty of this brass statue is one of a kind. She sits in lalitasana on a vertical blooming double lotus throne, which is supported by a high raised supremely carved pedestal. The base is structured exquisitely and carved in elaborate Devi figures; divided in six rectangular portions by thick floral inscribed vertical bars, it complements the aesthetic vibes of the deity.
This sculpture is inspired from the characteristic Orissa art style, which has its clarity in symbols and other elements. The luxuriously carved prabhavali along with a Kirtimukha at the top is a feature akin to Orissa tradition. You may notice the round and broadened face and other features, also the belly of the figure protrudes out of its proportion highlighting towards the Orissa art tradition.
The goddess carries two lotuses each in her rear hands and anterior hands are placed in abhaya and varada mudra respectively, blessing the devotees of all the positivity; bejewelled graciously in multiple treasures placed in absolute beauty on her body and the carvings of her garbs accentuate the skills and mesmerized imagination of the sculptor. Have a look at the long multi-layered crown, chiselled heavily in varied minute patterns and a leaf-like broch takes the centre place, all justifying the South Indian temple carvings.
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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