52" Large Size Vina-Vadini Saraswati Brass Statue | Handmade | Made in India

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This brass-cast, a large size statue abounding in unique lustre and great magnificence, represents Saraswati, the goddess of learning, arts and music, in her Vina-Vadini manifestation. Saraswati is the Puranic transform of the Rig-Vedic deity Vak, the goddess manifesting speech, the tool that defined and named all created things, and even the void, and thus discovered each one’s distinction and identity and was in a way the tool by which all things were known and hence created.


The Rig-Veda tended to personify Vak, but the anthropomorphism that later characterised her perception was by and large a Puranic cult. The Puranas visualised her not merely in an anthropomorphic form but also as the spouse of Brahma, one of the male gods of the Great Trinity, and as accomplishing the role assigned to her.

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Item Code: EI37
Specifications:
Brass Statue
Height: 52 inch
Width: 20.5 inch
Depth: 16 inch
Weight: 47.50 kg


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Significantly, not merely Saraswati-related, entire divine iconography developed on Puranic lines. In her initial form in Puranas Saraswati was perceived as lotus-seated and as possessing four arms carrying in one of them a 'japamala' – rosary, in two other, lotuses, and in the fourth, a book. Her appearance was described as 'Asina kamala karairjjapabatim padmadhyam pustakam bivrana', that is, she sits on a lotus, carries in one hand a rosary, in two of them, lotuses, and a book in yet another. Lotus, since days much before Saraswati’s iconography evolved, was an essential feature of Lakshmi’s iconography. Subsequently, it was seen as Lakshmi’s distinction. As a result, in the course of time lotus rigidified with Lakshmi’s iconography and was reduced to a subordinate status in Saraswati icons, usually, as here in this statue, to a pedestal’s formal component and sometimes her seat. In subsequent sculptures her figure was hardly ever seen holding a lotus in its hands.


After Saraswati emerged as the patron deity also of arts, dance and music, her iconographic manifestations began incorporating features like peacock that besides being a dancing bird also symbolised arts by the colours of its feathers, and 'vina' – a stringed instrument, which symbolised music, though among them while the peacock, often alternated by the swan motif, the symbol of purity and the ability to choose the ‘best’, and hence suggestive of pure learning, only sometimes comprised her seat, ‘vina’ was more often her attribute. With far greater thrust the ‘vina’ even defined one of her iconographic forms.


In Saraswati’s subsequent icons a ‘vina’ motif was seen enjoying the same status as the lotus enjoyed in the icons of Lakshmi. In her early realisation Saraswati was a mere divine presence. She was subsequently seen as an operative power. The shift from the ‘lotus’ to ‘vina’, one being just held while the other demanding operation, actually defined a shift from mere presence to an operative role. Obviously, it is this Vina-vadini form of the goddess that this brilliant statue represents. In two of her hands she is carrying a vina, while in other two she has the prescribed rosary and book, the attributes she inherits from Brahma, her spouse. Whatever her form, mount or attributes, Saraswati has always been conceived as 'parama jyotirupa' or 'jyotiswarupa' – one possessed of luminous beauty, and as endowed with timeless youth and lustre of crores of moons. It is obviously this Puranic vision of the goddess that this excellent statue seeks to reproduce.


This excellent image, rendered adhering to basic parameters of a votive image as well as aestheticism, is a thing for both, the altar and the drawing hall. Her rounded face terminating in a pointed chin, meditative half shut lotus eyes, arched and prominently conceived eye-lashes, sensuous lips, short neck, hair falling on the neck’s both sides, temptingly modeled breasts half-covered with ‘stan-pata’ – breast-band, further enhancing their magic, long arms, fine long fingers, subdued belly, a broadened waist, besides her ornaments and ‘antariya’ – the garment worn below the waist, all are reminiscent of the golden era of India's sculptural art. In anatomical proportions, facial features and over-all modeling the statue is simply unique. The image appears to emit a melody, but not produced by her fingers playing on 'vina'; rather, it is born of the intense emotionality and life-vigour with which the image of the goddess seems to vibrate.

Unveiling the Wisdom and Creativity of Saraswati: A Deeper Understanding

Mother Saraswati is one of the three principal Goddesses in Hinduism who are known as “Tridevi”; the other two being Lakshmi and Parvati. In the Vedic scriptures, she is mentioned as the consort of Lord Brahma, the creator of the material world, and thus assists him in his activities. She is often depicted as having a beautiful youthful body with four arms holding a book (represents the Vedas), a rosary (signifying the importance of chanting the holy names of the Supreme Lord Vishnu), a water pot, and a musical instrument called Veena. She sits on a white swan that symbolizes the capacity to discriminate between good and evil.

She is worshiped by many people across the globe in different forms. She is the Goddess of knowledge, art, music, speech, and learning. People in parts of India celebrate Saraswati Puja in the month of spring in which the elders of the family begin the day by taking the blessings of Mother Saraswati and then teach their children to read and write the letters of the alphabet.
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Can Saraswati idol be kept at home?

Goddess Saraswati is the manifestation or expansion of Goddess Lakshmi or Srimati Radharani, the eternal consort of the Supreme Lord. She is very merciful toward all living entities and blesses them with whatever material desires they have. But if one sincerely and genuinely approaches her and serves her to know about the Absolute Truth and the real aim of human life, she bestows all good fortune upon them and inspires them to walk the path toward the Supreme. Thus, if you want to please Mother Saraswati through your selfless service, you can keep her deity at home and worship her with faith and devotion.
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Where should we keep a Saraswati idol at home?

Knowing that Goddess Saraswati is worthy of our respectful obeisance at her lotus feet is important. If you have a deity of Mother Saraswati at home or are planning to buy one, the best place to keep it is the altar. She should be worshiped with the right attitude and mindset. However, if you want to keep the deity in your living room for spiritualizing the space, you should keep it on a clean surface.
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What is the benefit of keeping a Saraswati idol?

Keeping and worshiping the deity of Goddess Saraswati at your home will be highly beneficial for the whole family. As she is the bestower of knowledge, she can bless you with a good memory, intelligence, and artistic skills. If you worship her with full faith and surrender, she will guide you to the path of the Absolute Truth, the way back home, back to Godhead. This is the ultimate fruit of worshiping her.

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Is the statue hollow or solid ?
    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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    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy.
  • Q. Can you customise the statue for me ?
    A. For any customisation, kindly email us at help@exoticindia.com.
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