Sansthapanarthaya, Sambhavami Yugey Yugey.”
It's a joy to see all
of Vishnu’s avatars in one place. The depiction of all reincarnations in one
piece is regarded exceedingly auspicious and is frequently worshipped by
devotees in the form of paintings or statues. This metal bell with the image of Dasavatara
on it is rich in symbolism and spiritual importance. This bell is a treasured
artifact that evokes the cosmic energy and divine grace associated with his
Dasavatara forms. The concept behind the design of this bell is to connect the
self with the holy through the lovely sound of the bell and change into a quiet
This bell has the resemblance of a votive stupa. The National Museum, New
Delhi has in its collection a 9th century Nalanda model of a votive stupa
and the Mainamati itself. They both have, more or less, an alike appearance.
In its model, this bell greatly corresponds to them. But besides such a stupa
resemblance, the bell has no other Buddhist motif. It has rather carved on
it, and quite prominently, Lord Vishnu's ten incarnations, the Dasavatara,
namely, Matsyavatara, Kurmavatara, Varahavatara, Narsinghavatara,
Vamanavatara, Parashuramavatara, Ramavatara, Krishnavatara, Buddhavatara and
Kalkiavatara, which is a pure Vaishnava theme. Below is an arabesque panel. It contains besides creepers and flowers,
various deities, including Lakshmi, Ganesha, and Saraswati, further
cementing the auspiciousness of the bell.
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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