In the auspicious collection of the Thousand Names of Ganesha (Ganesha Sahasranama), he is called 'Divyastranam Prayogvid', meaning he is an expert in the use of sacred weapons.
Here Ganapati holds in his hands the following weapons:
1). Trishula (Trident): This represents Ganesha's three powers, by which he makes way through the mind's vast complexities. These are love, wisdom and action.
2). Mahaparashu (Large Axe): The Great Axe frightens off demons and banishes unwanted thoughts of those who wish to harm his devotees.
3). Bow and Arrow: Asks us to shoot our thoughts with one pointed devotion at the feet of Lord Ganesha.
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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