The limits a
mother can transcend to protect her children from the evils of the world are
universally known. Every mother or Maa has the divine innate ability to trample
any trouble that befalls her child. In Hindu-Tantra tradition, this fierce
protectiveness of a mother is eulogized in the awe-inspiring form of Maa Kali.
The great mother goddess takes her vicious warring roopa as the answer to the
cries of the innumerable souls, calling out to their mother for protecting them
from the fires of Kaliyuga. Hearing the heart-wrenching evocations of her
children in need, the great Devi is overcome by motherly care that reaches its
absolute zenith as an unobstructed rage toward the cause of those cries. The ferocious form of Mahakali, seen in this
spectacular brass Kali statue, is nothing but the extremity of motherly
compassion, a fact that only the true devotee of the goddess understands.
monumentally detailed brass goddess Kali statue, Maa Kali stands on an ornate
ovular platform, decorated with petals of lotuses on the upper section and
blooming lotuses on the upper part. On the steady body of Lord Shiva, who
appears to have reached the depths of divine consciousness, Maa Kali takes a
dynamic stance, with one leg on Shiva and the other positioned on the platform.
Discernible musculature on the legs of the goddess gives this brass Devi Kali
murti a powerful appearance, which is enhanced by her Dashabhuja (ten-armed)
form, with each of her hands carrying a weapon of destruction. An imposing
crown adorned with the crescent moon beautifies Devi Kali’s visage, which has
huge eyes, a third eye, and a lolling tongue adding to the ferociousness of
Mahakali. Multiple ornaments embellish the striking representation of the great
goddess, whose sway over her enemies is underlined by the garland of skulls and
girdle of severed heads wrapped around her waist. The interplay of glistening
golden on the muted brass shade creates an aesthetic effect on this icon. A
splendid aureole whose fiery edges have been transformed into floral trimmings
and whose central Kirtimukha (face of glory) crest is concealed behind Devi’s
high raising crown adds to the brilliance of this brass Maa Kali statue. Two
female figures, probably Devi’s attendants or Yoginis (female Tantric initiates)
flank the goddess, with their diminutive size emphasizing the enormity of their
queen mother. Piercing her enemies with a rage-filled gaze, Mahakali in this
ethereal form is the exaltation of a mother’s love that willingly goes beyond
societal rules and norms, all because of her warmth toward her child.
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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