Goddess Saraswati in this Swamimalai bronze balances her
divine form on a small lotus pedestal while holding her Veena (stringed
instrument), Japa Mala (rosary), and Veda in her three hands, gesturing her
devotees to be fearless with her main right hand in the Abhaya Mudra. An
imposing Kiritamukuta crown adorned with a Makara motif and a Sun-like halo is
placed on Devi Saraswati’s head, layers of necklaces, armbands, a delicate
dhoti with fine folds beautify the stunningly divine physique of this goddess
Saraswati bronze. Devi’s face is
rounded, and sculpted in a manner that adds fleshiness to the countenance of
The halo around a Hindu statue symbolizes the celestial
powers of the divinity it surrounds. This goddess Saraswati bronze icon is
haloed by a multitude of vegetation that appears to be sprouting vigorously and
lyrically at once. The aureole is supported by two stylized peacocks whose open
beaks indicate that the birds are cooing to pay respect to the divine mother.
Maa Saraswati in this Panchaloha bronze reminds one of the spectacular Nataraja
bronze, where Shiva can be seen dancing in a similar posture- one leg raised in
the air while the other is firmly on the ground. Striking a balance between
movement and stillness, this goddess Saraswati bronze statue is the artist’s
prostration of the Maa (mother) who is the Bindu (point, of origin) of Srishti.
Eternal Brilliance Unveiled: The Mystique of Panchaloha Bronze and Artful Maintenance Rituals
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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