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36" Large Size Ashta-Bhuja-Dhari Durga In Brass | Handmade | Made In India

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This most accomplished sublime image, a brass-cast but surpassing gold in its richness and lustre, represents the Ashta-bhuja-dhari Durga, the goddess in her eight-armed manifestation. She is not engaged in eliminating any demons or in any related act as she is usually represented. More or less it is her portrayal in a still state.

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Item Code: XD96
Specifications:
Brass Statue
Height: 34.00 inch
Width: 31.00 inch
Depth: 12.00 inch
Weight: 67 kg
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The ‘Adi-shakti’ – primordial power preceding all gods and every manifest and unmanifest entity, whatever the various myths in regard to her origin, the goddess was all gods’ accumulative power irrespective of whether the gods bestowed theirs upon her when they invoked her for accomplishing their errand, or she shared hers with them when after the great deluge even Vishnu, the first among gods, a mere ignorant child in abyssal darness, awaited her to reveal on him his identity and role, and Shiva, a lifeless mass, to infuse into his being the life and the power to create which she accomplishes by dancing upon his lifelessness and engaging him into copulation, an act of flesh but with the divine instinct to create.


Thus, whatever the contentious claims in regard to her sectarian identity dragging her into this fold or that, the goddess is best perceived in her trans-sectarian identity which most appropriately reflects in the attributes that her images are often cast with, this statue being its appropriate example. This image of the goddess carries in its right side hands disc, sword and mace, and the fourth is held in ‘abhaya’, while in those on the left, it is carrying a bowl with flames of fire in it, conch, bow and trident. Among them, disc, mace and conch are essentially the attributes of Vishnu representing one sectarian line, trident and the fire, of Shiva, representing another, as also bow, his attribute as Ishan and also of the love god Kamadeva, ‘abhaya’, the divine attribute of all divinity, and so, the other.


Shiva’s energy that created and destroyed and Vishnu’s power to know and act are the inherent attributes of the Adi-shakti revealing best in her all pervading timeless presence, in an act of her body : elimination of an enemy or evil, which is essentially timed and bound to a geography, revealing just an element of her, not her totality as reveals her presence. In scriptural tradition she has been invariably invoked as destroyer of one evil force or other; in visual traditions there also appears her non-operative image registering her presence also beyond an act. All myths relating to her origin dually aim at, one, creating in her form the undefeatable divine power that eliminated a specific evil – a demon, or a set of them, and the other, the model of supreme beauty and the most accomplished form of womanhood. Her undefeatable aspect was at one and the same time ferocious as well as valorous having thus two sets of manifestations, though visually the images that emerged did not mark this distinction. They were divisible broadly under two classes of them, one, her ‘lalita-rupa’ – a form abounding in supreme beauty, and the other, her form as wrathful destroyer, an invincible warrior with unparalleled valour. This brass-statue in review here comes obviously under the former : the goddess in her ‘lalita-rupa’.


This effulgent brass-cast, representing the goddess as seated on her mount, the majestic lion, with her left leg lying down, while the right, placed horizontally on the left, known in iconographic convention as ‘lalitasana’ – the posture revealing beauty, the statue is essentially a deity image for sanctum or some kind of sacred space. The figure of the goddess has been conceived as the model of supreme beauty and the most accomplished womanhood, the other aspect of the goddess of battlefield. Metal is a tough medium and metal-casting a difficult art not permitting re-doing; hence, creating such minute details as are arrived at in this statue : portraying not merely the goddess’s material form but also her spiritual being, her divinity, sublimity, self-contentment, and quiescence on the face, is simply amazing. The statue wondrously delineate the details of her costume, the sari so draped that every fold surges like waves of water and is sewn garment type fitted to size, and a blouse revealing utmost grace. As finely are conceived her iconographic features, various ornaments, tresses, lifelike picture of her mount, especially the details of its mane, bearing of its face and its feeling of total contentment. The unique style of polishing has transformed the effect of brass into that of gold.

The Fierce and Powerful Goddess Durga: Discovering the Symbolism and Significance

Goddess Durga is a revered deity in Hinduism and she is worshiped by many people in the eastern part of India and also in other countries such as Nepal and Bangladesh. She is considered the mother of this material world who takes care of the conditioned souls trapped in the material existence. She protects them from the demons who threaten peace and establishes Dharma. In the Shakta tradition or Shaktism (those who believe that feminine energy is supreme), Mother Durga has been given the highest position. She is often considered the expansion of Mother Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva who is the destroyer of the material world. The Vaishnavas consider Mother Durga as the external energy of the Supreme Lord Krishna or Vishnu. She takes charge of the material world and reforms those souls who do not abide by the rules of the Supreme Lord.

Mother Durga is often depicted as a young and beautiful woman, wearing a saree, and sitting on a tiger or lion. She has multiple arms (usually ten arms) that hold different items and weapons that express her martial skills. She tramples down the demon Mahishasura, with her trident, representing the subduer of vices.
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What does Durga symbolize?

Being the powerful assistant of the Supreme Lord, Mother Durga tests our dedication to the Lord. She represents the material nature and like a loving mother, she gives a clarion call to all forgetful souls to turn their faces towards Lord Krishna, who is the only well-wisher of all living entities. The depiction of her violently killing the demon Mahishasura with her trident shows her extraordinary prowess. Mahishasura represents our demoniac mentality that wants to enjoy separately from the Supreme Lord, forgetting our eternal relationship with Him. Goddess Durga killing the demon symbolizes the victory of good over evil or wisdom over ignorance.
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Where are Durga statues made in Kolkata?

The worship of Goddess Durga is prominent in festivals such as Durga Puja, Durga Ashtami, Navaratri, etc. On those days, people gather at a place and a big idol or deity of Goddess Durga is worshiped with faith and devotion. These idols of the Goddess are made in a place called Kumortuli, located near Kolkata, West Bengal. This city is renowned for its beautiful clay sculptures made by local manufacturers.
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Can we keep Durga idol at home?

You can keep a Durga deity at your home if you want to attract her mercy into your life. Goddess Durga is very merciful toward her devotees and when pleased, she bestows them with both material and spiritual benefits. Those who approach and worship Goddess Durga with material desires in their hearts, she fulfills them. But if a person genuinely approaches her and prays to her to reveal about the Absolute Truth and the real goal of human life to them, being the superintendent of the Supreme Lord Vishnu, she blesses them with the light of knowledge about the Lord and inspires them to walk the path of devotion to Lord Vishnu.

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.

 

  • The best and simplest way to maintain a brass statue is to clean it at least twice a week using a soft cloth or cotton rag. This will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Dusting is especially important for outdoor statues since it is prone to dust accumulation much more than indoors.

 

 

  • To give a natural shine and luster to the statue, you may apply coconut or olive oil using cotton on every portion. You can use a toothbrush to get to the small crevices but do not be too harsh. This will make the brass statue appear fresh and new with a polished look.


  • 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. 

36" Large Size Ashta-Bhuja-Dhari Durga In Brass | Handmade |
Made In India | Sculpture

Crafted to last

This strong and long-lasting figurine is sculpted in brass and makes a great gift for anyone. It is a great piece that inspires creativity and exudes beauty.

Exemplary beauty

Handmade by expert craftsmen, this sculpture will add a factor of calm and peace to any room, as well as remind you of the power that comes from within.

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Care Instructions

Use a soft cotton cloth to wipe the statue. You can also use a hint of Coconut or Kerosene oil to help in clearing out any accumulated dirt overtime.

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    A. Brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow. Whereas, panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid.
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