Lord Ganapati is revered as the deity of beginnings throughout the cosmos, as an embodiment of wisdom, intelligence, and the master of all. Ganesha's image is an archetype. It is full of numerous meanings and symbols that express a state of perfection. This exquisite and huge brass figure is made of amber-gold pinchbeck and embellished with intricate details. He is seated on a cushion with intricate carvings, a sheet of lotus petal carvings on top and spiral rounds around the circumference. The plump boyish god is neatly sitting on a podium with his vahana, the mouse, in utter appeal; while to the right is a kalasha-and-coconut arrangement essential to ritual worship.
Missing a tusk, he has a third eye and large ears beautified with jewels. Two of his hands hold attributes, a battle axe on the right hand and the lotus flower on the left. The second right arm bestows with a blessing while the other hand is holding a modak. He is seated in a short dhoti with the ends of cummerbund hanging on either side of the plump thighs. He is garlanded in the golden necklace and pearl long necklace which drape around his legs. Ganesha’s colossal crown symbolizes his unique thinking. These elements of the art convey the seated figure's devoutness and divinity. He is a God of knowledge and the remover of all stumbling blocks. He stays calm and composed, his gaze fixed on the horizon in all enormities. Brass has been used for sculpting this Ganesha murti, pinchbeck recognized for its rigidity and unyielding texture. This beautiful composition took a lot of expertise and shraddha to create. The artisan's attention to detail, both in terms of ornamentation and engraving makes it a collectable work of art.
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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