This divine handmade sculpture is made of special bronze from Swamimalai, South India. It describes the great motherly affection of Yashoda toward Krishna. She was not conscious of the fact that her child was the Supreme Personality of Godhead because Krishna wanted to act like a human child in a natural way and display His activities like an ordinary child. Mother Yashoda loved Krishna as her own child and as a result, He gave her the highest transcendental pleasure in return.
The specialty of this sculpture is that it is manufactured by a method known as Madhuchista Vidhana or Lost Wax, which gives out the finest and perfect detailing. Baby Krishna always pleases His mother by acting in naughty and clever way. His playful activities attract the residents of Vrindavan and develop intense love for Him. Here, little Krishna sits on the lap of her mother in order to playfully tease her and looks at her as if admiring her. Mother Yashoda, although being angry at Krishna for disturbing her in household affairs, as soon as she looks upon her all-attractive child’s innocent face, gets lost in His eyes and pleasingly smiles. She is shown to be seated on a huge pedestal.
This explains the exalted position of Yashoda as she got the Supreme Lord as her child. The beautiful Prabhavali (the arch surrounding them) and the gopis enjoying the melodious reciprocation of love between Yashoda and Krishna are enough to tell that where there is Krishna, there is pure bliss and satisfaction. The gopis look so absorbed in affection for Krishna that this description appears no less than a grand celebration.
WHAT IS PANCHALOHA BRONZE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT ?
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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