The Dashavatara in bronze. Dashavatara is a portmanteau of ‘dasha’, which means ten, and ‘avatara’, which means incarnation. The term refers to the ten earthly incarnations of the great Lord Vishnu. Each one appeared in the mortal realm of existence to the succour of pure dharma. In fact, the last of the Dashavatara, Lord Kalki, is yet to make His divine appearance.
Each of the ten statuettes has been carved with the greatest care and attention to detail. Zoom in on any of them to take in the iconographical perfection of each avatara, notwithstanding the scale of composition. The medium in question is panchaloha, a sacred alloy of gold, silver, copper, zinc, and iron.
It is the panchaloha medium that explains the lustrous, pale gold colour. Arranged neatly across any flat surface in your drawing room, office, or pooja-kaksha, these Dashavatara murtis would be a mark of the home of the truly devoted.
In this exquisite bronze-sculpted set sourced painstakingly from those regions, all ten avatars of Vishnu (named in the title) stand next to each other with stately grace and a divine composure. Bronze has been the preferred metal of sculpturors since time immemorial. Even though sculptures of brass are more abundant due to the commercial availability of the alloy - especially across the Exotic India website - it is bronze that has a more artistic, elite whiff to it. The glossy finish of this set of statues is sure to leave visitors to your home or office spellbound.
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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