A beautiful large-size brass statue of Lord Ganesha in a sitting posture. It’s a heavy statue weighing over 80 kgs. Notice the fine inlay work in multi-colour - red, blue, gold, silver, and green. His dhoti, bracelet, crown, garland, halo and angavastram all are luxuriously ornate. The elephant-headed god wears traditional tilak on his forehead topped by the symbol of the half-moon. Lord Ganesha has many names - Ganapati, Vinayaka. And in all of these names he is the leader of men and other beings. The haloed crown and the royal rectangular pedestal accentuate this royal bearing of his.
In this brilliant feat of workmanship we see Lord Ganesha sitting on a rectangular brass pedestal alongside his faithful ride - the mouse, resting against a colourful pillow, visible from behind. The god sits with one leg folded and the other flat against the pedestal. This is his full and glorious four-armed manifestation. His lower left hand holds the modak, representing spiritual seeking, while the corresponding right blesses his devotees in Varada Mudra. The rear right hand holds the noose which signifies the attachments that bind us. The ankush or the elephant-goad signifies the leash on our symbolic elephant of anger, the Krodha.
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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