feminine potency of Shiva and a form of Maha-Shakti, the primordial female
energy in Hindu tradition is
worshipped in the shrines dedicated to Bhagwan Shiva as the queen of his inner
sanctum. An entire convention of Uma icons, where the goddess luxuriantly sits
on a lotus platform is dedicated to this aspect of Uma, which is devotionally
called “Bhogashakti”- the goddess of pleasure, who appeals to the great ascetic
Shiva, inspiring him into action that results in the commencement of the
processes of creation.
brass Uma statue, the goddess is placed on an upturned lotus pedestal which is
kept on another square platform. With one leg folded and another dangling, the
goddess is in the posture of royal ease, known as Lalitasana. “Lalita” also
means the beautiful one, which does not even begin to describe the celestial
form of Lalita-Tripurasundari- the beautiful one who is the most appealing
woman in three realms (Tripura), an epithet used for Uma-Parvati. Her luxurious
tresses are tied in a high raising knot, making a Jata-mukuta (crown formed out
of locks of hair) which gives her presence an imposing feel. Goddess Uma’s
divine form is sparsely decorated with fine ornaments and a Yajnopavita (sacred
thread), an artistic trope used to keep the attention on the magnificence of
Bhogashakti which needs no embellishments. The use of different patterns and
carvings on the legs of Uma-Parvati reveals her delicate and patterned dhoti
(lower body garment) that clings to her legs. Assured incised lines on the
visage of this Devi Uma statue have helped the sculptor bring out the
enchanting facial features of the mother goddess. Devi’s left hand is restfully
placed on her throne, supporting the weight of her lithesome body, and her
right hand is in the “Katakhasta mudra”- a gesture for holding the flower,
which the beloved of Shiva offers lovingly to Mahadeva.
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.
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