Goddess Durga is symbolic of the divine shakti or feminine power which is used to destroy the evil forces that are negatively affecting the mankind. It is opined that Durga was created by the combined powers of all gods in the Hindu pantheon to kill the buffalo demon Mahishasura. This finely crafted Durga sculpture depicts the goddess perched in lalitasana on her ferocious vahana, lion. The sculptor has paid due importance while carving out the realistic features of the deity along with the long and thick flower garland festooned on her neck. She adorns a royal silk sari decorated with a thick ethnic carved border and slightly etched flowers on the entire field. The mesmerizing frills of the sari accentuate the beauty of her persona.
Precious jewels of the Goddess complement with the stylistically haloed crown carved in multiple layered carvings a boundary of lotus flowers along with a large leaf patterned broch glorified in the centre. Zoom in to the precisely chiseled extensive layered hairs of lion giving a realistic touch to its iconography and the smooth and shiny lustre of the brass underscores the cosmic beauty of the sculpture. Her right front hand blesses the devotees of fearlessness and protection and the other seven hands carry all her iconic weapons- chakra, sword, mace, conch, bow and arrow, trishul and lotus, with each weapon holding its significant importance.
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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