On a multi-layered pedestal with its top designed in circular shape stands the
Supreme Personality of Godhead, the all-attractive and the source of all the six
opulences – fame, beauty, power, wealth, wisdom, and renunciation. Lord
Krishna is called ‘Hari’, because He destroys all the miseries of all living entities
and blesses them with His causeless mercy to liberate them from the material
He stands with the right leg crossed over the left leg at the ankles, forming the beautiful Tribhanga posture. The Supreme Lord in this sculpture is shown to be four-armed (chatur bhuja); the front hands hold the divine flute to His lips to play rhythmic songs by which every resident of Vrindavan is captivated, and the rear hands hold the Sudarshan Chakra and a conch shell. The ornaments and bells tied to His waist and ankles give the notion of sounding fascinating. The altar of the Lord is perfectly carved in an arch with typical Indian curved and flowery patterns. Lord Krishna is accompanied by two gopis (maidservants) on His left and right side. They stand atop small lotus pedestals gracefully with their one leg crossed over the other one.
Absorbed in great ecstasy by simply having seen the beautiful moon-like face of the Lord and His astonishing bodily decorations, the gopis are enjoying the transcendental bliss. The golden tone with a strong shine on the handmade bronze sculpture looks enchanting, and Lord Krishna with the two maidservants appears just like the full moon surrounded by millions of shining stars.
WHAT IS PANCHALOHA BRONZE AND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT ?
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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