Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Brass > Goddess > Lakshmi > Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda

Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda

Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda

Availability:
Sold Out (Can be backordered)
Specifications:

Brass Statue

12.0" X 8.4" X 5.0"
5.9 Kg
Item Code:
ER49
Price:
$280.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 4 to 5 weeks
Advance to be paid now (% of product value): 20%
Balance to be paid once product is ready: 80%
The amount to be tendered as advance to back order this artwork: $56.00
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5303 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
This magnificent metal-cast represents Vishnu and Lakshmi riding their vehicle Garuda. Vishnu, the Vedic god of sacrificial rituals, came to be Narayana, when 'puranas' associated with him his Shakti, namely, Shree or Lakshmi, who bestowed wealth and fortune. Vishnu as Narayana, the patron of 'Naras', or men, which in its broader sense stood for all created beings, was more resplendent when associated with Lakshmi for she patronised growth while he offered protection. By the time of 'puranas', much ahead of Vishnu, Lakshmi-Narayana became the divine foundation of human society in India.

This icon of Vishnu represents him as Narayana not because he has Lakshmi with him but because he has Lakshmi in him. Lotus is inseparably associated with Lakshmi. She is hence also invoked as Padmavati. In this representation out of four only three of Vishnu's hands are visible. His own role as protector has been symbolised in visual representation by his 'chakra' , the wheel and that of Lakshmi, or Shree by the lotus, which variedly appears in Vishnu's as well as Lakshmi's iconography. This Vishnu image carries no 'chakra' but instead a lotus in his fore-arm. He has his usual head-dress or crown but it is exceptionally flanked on sides by a couple of lotuses. This depicts that he prides in making his being the abode of Lakshmi. In this representation, as in a number of legends, Lakshmi pre-dominates this Lakshmi-Narayana form of Vishnu, for unless Lakshmi preceded, Vishnu would not be Lakshmi-Narayana.

The artist has meticulously worked for representing his Lakshmi and Narayana, Vishnu and his spouse, in their most accomplished deity-form. Lakshmi holds Vishnu in her clasp and sits on his thigh but far from being amorous it is a sublime posture. He placed behind the deities a massive and architecturally sculpted fire-arch which culminates on its apex into a lotus finial flanked on sides by two beautiful parrots. It bears a shrine's look and not only enhances artist's votive vision but also provides to the total representation a most appropriate aesthetic frame as well.

The lotus platform, which houses the deity images, has been cast like a 'vedika' consecrating the presiding deity in a sanctum. Except for a beak- like pointed and protruded nose and his large wings Garuda is in human form and symbolises man's devotion to the deities. It is a small brass-piece, but the artist has effected in it unique synthesis wherein the stylistic elements of Chola bronzes - precision, accuracy, finish, minuteness of details, sharp features and emotionally charged faces and the ornamentation and embellishment of Nepalese art, blend in full fusion.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda (Brass | Sculptures)

Garuda Paying Obeisance to Lakshmi Vishnu with Nectar Flasks
Water Color on Paper
Artist: Navneet Parikh
7.0 inches X 10.0 inches
Item Code: HK12
$225.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Garuda, the Holy Bird
Brass Statue
17 inch x 10 inch x 10 inch
12.7 kg
Item Code: ZAU88
$495.00
Backorder
Backorder
Sri Venkateshwara Vaibhavam” Kuchipudi (Classical Dance Form of Andhra Pradesh) (DVD Video)
B. Sivaramakrishna Rao
Super Audio (Chennai) (2007)
65 Minutes
Item Code: ICG028
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sarva Gayatri Mantras & Mrutyunjaya Stotras (DVD Video)
Mr. S. Sathyamoorthy
Super Audio (Chennai) Pvt. Ltd. (2005)
64:17 Minutes
Item Code: ICL038
$28.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda
Brass Statue
12 inch X 8 inch X 5 inch
5.8 kg
Item Code: ZK41
$275.00
Backorder
Backorder
Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda
Brass Sculpture
12 inch x 9.5 inch x 3 inch
5 kg
Item Code: XS47
$255.00
Backorder
Backorder
Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda
Brass Sculpture
12 inch X 8.5 inch X 5.2 inch
5.45 kg
Item Code: XG44
$255.00
Backorder
Backorder
Lakshmi-Narayana on Garuda
Brass Sculpture
12.0" X 8.5" X 5.0"
5.24 Kg
Item Code: RE20
$255.00
Backorder
Backorder
Garuda Purana
Item Code: NZA199
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Garuda Purana  in Two Volumes
Item Code: IDI037
$90.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shri Ramacharitamanasa (Tulasidasa's Ramayana)
Item Code: NAF978
$45.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita Condensed
by Purnaprajna das
Paperback (Edition: 2007)
Sri Sri Sitaram Seva Trust
Item Code: IDJ875
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you for existing and sharing India's wonderful heritage and legacy to the world.
Angela, UK
Dear sir/sirs, Thanks a million for the two books I ordered on your website. I have got both of them and they are very much helpful for my paper writing.
Sprinna, China
Exotic India has excellent and speedy service.
M Sherman, USA
Your selection of books is impressive and unique in USA. Thank you.
Jaganath, USA
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses in sculptures and books of anywhere I know.
Michael, USA
Namaste, I received my package today. My compliments for your prompt delivery. The skirts I ordered are absolutely beautiful! Excellent tailoring and the fit is great. I will be ordering from you again. Best Regards.
Eileen
I’ve received the package 2 days ago. The painting is as beautiful as I whished! I’m very interesting in history, art and culture of India and I’m studing his civilization; so I’ve visited Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in theese years. I’m a draftwoman , so I like collect works of extraordinary arts and crafts of villages, that must be protected and helped. In a short time I’ll buy some others folk painting, as Madhubani , Kalamkari and – if it’s possible – Phad. In the meanwhile, I’m very happy to have in my home a work of your great artist. Namaste, Namaskara.
Laura, Italy.
I must compliment you on timely delivery for this order. I was very impressed. Consequently, I have just placed another large order of beads and look forward to receiving these on time as well.
Charis, India
Bonjour, je viens de recevoir ma statue tête de Bouddha en cuivre. elle est magnifique et correspond exactement à la photo. Emballage très épais et protecteur, arrivé intact. Délai de livraison de 8 jours, parfait. Votre service commercial est très réactif et courtois. Je suis donc très satisfait et je tiens à le dire. Merci.
Yves, France
I was thrilled with the Tribal Treasure Box. Your customer service is outstanding. Shopping with you is like being back in India.
Yvonne, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India