The Buddha stands for all that is wise and compassionate. Having spent his youth trapped in life's luxuries (he was born to the Shakya clan ruler as prince of Kapilavastu, and given a fitting upbringing by His father), He took to harsh asceticism in a bid to seek answers to the questions that such a life inspired in Him nevertheless.
His wanderings through the evregreen forests and plains of North India constitute almost another lifetime in His personal history, that culminated with His sitting down to meditate at the foot of the fateful tree at Bodh Gaya. When elightenment finally dawned on Him, He touched (sparsha) a hand to the earth (bhumi) to call upon it as witness to the transition of His soul. This magnificent sculpture of the former Shakyamuni captures Him in that all-important bhumisparsha mudra, His limbs gathered in the gracious poorna-padmasana, a palm opened outward on His lap.
This murti has been handpicked for the brilliant handiwork of the artisan who has poured into it the entirety of his devotion to Buddha. His lissome proportions are fit for a divine being; so is the intricately engraved robe that descends down His shoulders. His beauteous countenance, framed with kundalas dangling from His long earlobes, is such as to inspire a meditative trance in the onlooker. The throne He is seated on is the mystical picture of His enlightenment. From the elaborate aureole, the silhouette of which resembles wave layered upon wave, carved with a number of celestial beings; to the multi-tiered pedestal. Note the ethereal vines and creatures that have been sculpted onto each layer of the pedestal, the topmost one of which comprises of a row of lifelike lotus petals.
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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