The female principle in Tibetan Buddhism is represented by the Goddess Tara. The word Tara is derived from the root 'Tar,' which means to cross, and indeed Tara is believed to protect us humans while we cross the Ocean of Existence.
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
In accordance with her traditional iconography, she is bedecked in a
profusion of jewels and ornaments, which include, necklaces, wristlets,
armlets, floral-earrings and a well-defined girdle. Her head has a rich
crown, and her tiara of hair rises behind it.
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.
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