lord of Mount Kailash and the ruler of Kaashi, Bhagwan Shiva in this brass
murti stands in the posture of a valiant warrior. A firmness is felt in the way
Shiva holds his Trishul (trident), reminding us that he is the Destroyer,
Mahakal- one who has gained victory over Kaal (both death and time).
The coils of
Shiva are held tightly in a smooth top knot, embellished by the gorgeous
crescent moon. Naga Raja (snake king) Vasuki wraps Shiva’s neck in his flowing
coils, while another snake forms the armlet of Shiva. The mythical tears of
Rudra- Rudraksha beads are used in rosaries that decorate Shiva’s neck, hands,
and arm in multiple strings. Baaghcharm (tiger’s hide) is used as a garment,
one part passing over Shiva’s right shoulder, while the rest of it covers his
lower body as a skirt. A piece of cloth serves as Kayabandh (cloth around the
waist) and a belt of Ghungroo (tinkles) on which a Shringa (small, curved
trumpet-like ancient Indian instrument) is tied. In Shiva’s right hand, a damru
(small drum) can be seen, with an engraved ‘Om’ on it, a hint to its origin
when the Mahadev plays the damru.
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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