28" Large Size Lord Krishna with a Cow and His Flute In Brass | Handcrafted In India

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Exceptionally ornate cast in brass, as lustrous and worked with as fine details as an image cast in gold: the same minuteness and precision as defined a piece at a goldsmith’s workshop, the statue represents Lord Krishna playing fully absorbed on his flute. Hearing the melody a cow is drawn to him and stands supporting him from behind. Halebid in the country’s southern part had a highly ornate style of divine images, Krishna’s in particular; however, with a widely different character, this image is more akin to north Indian metal casting. The iconography and anatomy of Krishna’s figure as well as the form and features of the cow are characteristically north Indian.

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Item Code: XI43
Brass Statue
Height: 28.5 inch
Width: 15.5 inch
Depth: 9 inch
Weight: 31.62 kg
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Even the ‘tri-bhanga’ – tri-curved posture is a more celebrated form of Krishna’s images in north. The popular term for ‘tri-bhanga’ being ‘banke’ this form of his image is widely known as Banke Bihari and enshrines the most significant of his ‘pithas’ – seats, the Vrindavana shrine.

One of the most popular styles of his idol combining two iconographic forms of his image usually named as Venu-Gopal : Krishna playing on his flute, and Dhenu-Gopal : Krishna with cow, an outstanding work of art in regard to representing the essential ‘bhava’ : emotion, absorption of the enrapt Krishna playing on his flute and mystic dimensions of the theme, and the cow’s devotion, the artifact attains its rare distinction in its unique ornate character, great excellence, and power to discover even the minutest details and to inspire devotion. The presence of cow only further enhances his identity as Gopal, a term meaning the patron of cows : ‘Go’ meaning ‘cow’, and ‘pal’, ‘patron’ or ‘keeper’, and thus when combined, the ‘keeper of cows’; however, in Krishna’s relation to ‘cow’ the mystic finds cosmic dimensions. The term ‘go’ also means ‘indriya’ – ‘senses’, the basic character of life and hence symbolic of life, human, animal or nature’s, and hence, the mystic’s ‘Gopal’ is the patron of entire life, ever and everywhere. Hence, his identity in his birth as a cowherd is often emphasized by the presence of cow along his image and by adding to his name the term ‘Dhenu’ – cow, ‘Dhenu Gopal’.

Though not as in South where his images are cast more often like Vishnu’s, the conviction that Krishna is Lord Vishnu’s incarnation has deeply and always influenced his image-form, more so his votive statues in any medium as this brass-cast, if not the illustrative and other kinds of paintings. A two-armed image in ‘tri-bhang’ – three-curved posture, playing on his flute and a cow cast along – all essential features of his image, the statue with a number of elements of Vishnu’s icons presents a queer blend of Krishna’s personalized, intimate or rather ethnic aspect and Lord Vishnu’s majesty. He has been cast wearing a two-fold majestic crown : a forepart and pots-like shaped top with a row of peacock feathers cresting. Apart, the halo, an element more characteristic to Vishnu’s iconography, has been so designed as to look like a part of the crown itself adding further majesty to his image. Vaishnava ‘tilaka’ – sacred mark, on the forehead, ‘kundalas’ – ear-ornaments, and large ‘Vaijayanti’ – garland of Parijat flowers, are other Vaishnava elements the image has been conceived with. Gorgeous ‘antariya’ – lower wear, elaborate girdle and waist-band, and overall magnificence are more akin to Vaishnava imagery, though exceptional ornamentation and use of decorative laces unfurling on sides add to them some degree of ethnicity too.

Lord Krishna’s statue with three curves, not merely the posture of legs but correspondingly the entire figure, along with the figure of the cow, has been installed on an oval ‘pitha’ – pedestal, consisting of a large lotus with two sets of petals, one upwards opening, and other, inverted, base-moulding adorned with bels – creeper motifs, and upper, plain. The cow with its tail collected inside its legs as when feeding its calf, and with face turned to him, reveals its complete submission. As indicates the height of its haunches, it has lowered its back to befittingly adjust along it Krishna’s figure. Beautifully saddled the cow has been as gorgeously ornamented as the image of its Lord. Adorned with a wide range of ornaments, every piece so strangely conceived and revealing divine lustre, gorgeous ‘antariya’ – lower wear, sashes and bands, around shoulders, waist and arms, Lord Krishna has been represented as playing on his flute though the extra-ordinary ornate character of the image seems to slightly affect the quantum of his absorption in it. Fine execution, discovering forms : iconographic features and linear details, sensitive treatment of subject, perfect anatomical balance and well-assimilated parts impart to the statue unique artistic merit and rare distinction.

The Divine Beauty: Exploring the Meaning and Symbolism Behind Krishna Statues

Lord Krishna is known by various other names such as Govinda, Gopala, Giridhari, Madanmohan, Radharaman, Maakhanchor, etc. The Vedic scriptures mention Him as the Supreme Lord, the cause of all causes, and the controller of living entities. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna Himself says that there is no Truth superior to Him and that in all the Vedas, He is to be known. Different people see Him differently. Some people see Him as their son, some as their friend, some as their master, and some as their beloved. He is the source of all pleasure and bliss. There are so many pastimes described in the Vedic literature where it is seen that whoever approached and served Lord Krishna with full faith and devotion, was never bewildered even in the greatest calamities, and was always protected by Him. Lord Krishna is therefore the ocean of mercy.

Lord Krishna expands Himself into different forms to fulfill a particular purpose in the material world. For example, to save His five-year-old devotee Prahlad from the ghastly attacks of his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu, the Lord assumed a special form of half-lion and half-man, Narasimha, and appeared from a stone pillar and killed the demon with His sharp nails. This shows an interesting quality of Lord Krishna. He is very possessive about His devotees. He never tolerates blasphemy against them. Those who try to harm them in any way, the Lord punishes them the hardest way.

Is Krishna statue good at home?

If you want to please Lord Krishna with your service and devotion, keeping the deity of the Lord will be good for you. Wherever there is Krishna, there is opulence, victory, extraordinary power, and morality. Worshiping the deity is one of the easiest ways to build a strong relationship with the Lord. There is no difference between the deity of Krishna and Krishna Himself. The Lord said in the Bhagavad Gita that we can worship Him by offering Him a leaf, a flower, water, or a fruit. If the Lord is pleased, you will feel great satisfaction within your heart and you will experience transcendental bliss. Therefore, keeping the deity of Lord Krishna at home and following the necessary rules and regulations in the deity worship process is highly auspicious.

Which Krishna statue can be kept at home?

There is nothing more sublime than serving the lotus feet of Lord Krishna for it is the very aim of human life. Therefore, you can worship any form of Lord Krishna as your heart desires. You can either keep the deity of the original two-handed form of Krishna playing His flute or the childhood form of Krishna eating butter. You may also keep the deity of Krishna along with Srimati Radharani, His internal potency. If you want to attract the causeless mercy of the Lord and engage in His offenseless service, worshiping the deity of Lord Jagannath, the most merciful form of Lord Krishna would be the best for you. Lord Jagannath does not take offenses of the devotees and only looks at their good qualities and intentions.

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.


  • The best and simplest way to maintain a brass statue is to clean it at least twice a week using a soft cloth or cotton rag. This will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Dusting is especially important for outdoor statues since it is prone to dust accumulation much more than indoors.



  • To give a natural shine and luster to the statue, you may apply coconut or olive oil using cotton on every portion. You can use a toothbrush to get to the small crevices but do not be too harsh. This will make the brass statue appear fresh and new with a polished look.

  • 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Is the statue hollow or solid ?
    A. Brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow. Whereas, panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid.
  • Q. Can I see the original photo of the product ?
    A. For original pictures of the statue, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
  • Q. Can I return the statue ?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy.
  • Q. Can you customise the statue for me ?
    A. For any customisation, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
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