An unusual bitone composition of the powerful Lord Nataraja. An unmistakable silhouette, annealed thoroughly into the Hindoo psyche. The etymology of the name is purely aesthetics: ‘nata’ is Sanskrit for dance, ‘raja’ for lord. However, it is no ordinary dance - it is tandava, the cosmic dance ritual of Lord Shiva. It wreaks destructive havoc on the macrocosmos, only to give birth to existence anew.
The tandava of Lord Nataraja runs deeper than destruction and projective srshti. Zoom in on the subdued figure at the foot of the Lord. He is Apasmara, an epileptic the symbol of avidya (ignorance). The majestic figure that towers over Him hence translates to vidya (awareness) itself. The other leg raised in the air, the fearless (abhaya) mudra of the anterior hands and the flame and damroo in the posterior ones. Broad shoulders tapering down through a sharply posed torso to slender hips. The haunting beauty of Lord Shiva has been captured with great skill and perfection in this ashen teal composition.
Zoom in on the equanimous face of Lord Nataraja. Strategic proportions of gold are to be found in His flaying locks and on the crown that towers above His head. More of it lies in the ring of flames at the aureole, the lotus petals on the pedestal, and the snakes and other adornments on His person, making it a statement bitone murti.
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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