A traditional Green
Tara sculpture crafted from lustrous brass is a remarkable fusion of artistic
craftsmanship and spiritual significance. Green Tara, a revered
Bodhisattva in Tibetan Buddhism, embodies compassion and is believed to swiftly
come to the aid of those in need. In this exquisite representation, the brass
sculpture captures the essence of her serene and compassionate presence. Seated
in a meditative posture, Green Tara's right hand is elegantly positioned in the
gesture of supreme generosity (varada mudra), while her left hand gracefully
holds a lotus flower symbolizing purity. She is adorned with intricately
detailed ornaments and wears a serene expression, radiating grace and
The choice of brass
not only ensures the sculpture's durability but also allows for the exquisite
detailing that brings out its radiant beauty. These traditional brass
sculptures of Green Tara serve as objects of deep devotion and inspiration for
Buddhists, serving as constant reminders of her protective and nurturing
qualities. They stand as a testament to the masterful artistry and provide a
profound connection to the spiritual realm.
Tara is known to have two primary forms: Green and White. Here she is shown as the former. In this representation, one of her legs (left) is tucked in while the right one is extended and rests on a lotus. The extended right leg is symbolic of the Goddess's ever-readiness to spring to the defence of her devotees. Her left hand is raised in a graceful gesture and holds the stalk of a half-closed lotus bud, in contrast, her right arm holds the stem of a full-blown lotus.
In accordance with her traditional iconography, she is bedecked in a profusion of jewels and ornaments, which include, necklaces, wristlets, armlets, floral-earrings and her head has a multi-crested crown.
This sculpture was created in the central Indian city of Aligarh.
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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