The story of Lord Krishna and serpent Kaliya is one of the most popular mythological stories in Hinduism. The dreaded venomous multi hooded serpent Kaliya symbolizes the numerous desires we have. One day Krishna was playing with his friends near Kaliya’s abode (waters of Yamuna in Vrindavan) and their ball fell in the river, so to catch the ball Krishna jumped into the river even after being warned about the poisonous snake. Kaliya being unaware of Krishna’s real identity, attacked him with his fangs and tried to tire his body around Krishna attempting to crush him, but the lord was too fast for him, he caught hold of the serpent’s tail and dragged him to the river surface, playing his flute on its head.
This brass sculpture is a clear depiction of this story, where Kaliya’s head is being subdued by Lord Krishna’s left foot such that the weight of the whole universe is in his feet and he is dancing on the serpent’s head in amusement not releasing his hold on the tail. The sculptor has very efficiently and neatly carved this statue, giving justice to this mythological act.
Krishna is adorned in a layered short dhoti tied below his navel and is ornated with lustrous jewels that complement with the long South Indian styled crown. His face features are chiselled in a precise and accurate manner, with that smile on his lips signifying his success on capturing the deadly serpent and making him move back to Ramanaka Dwipa (his original abode), thus saving the life of people of Vrindavan. We provide you with two color variants of this large statue- usual natural brass shade and the other in a dark cocoa color. This sculpture of Krishna taming Kaliya, rests on an inverted lotus pedestal which is kept on a thick square shaped base.
This pendant is made up of three components. The overall structure of the pendant is made of sterling silver, with a brown solid flattened cylindrical shaped bead in the centre, separated by turquoise beads above and below the bead as it connects and extends downwards into a shower of loose silver chains. Weighing at 34.5 grams and measuring a length of 5 inches, the best qualities of this pendant is its ability to eccentuate and showcase the neckline of the wearer as it adds a touch of elegance. To complete the full set, simply add a chain of your choice when purchasing this pendant. The chain is available in three different lengths ranging from 16 to 20 inches long.
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Dressed in fine velvets fit for a spiritual ruler, the Bodhisattva Manjushri is seated in a perfect padmasana on the pristine bed of a thousand lotus flowers. His hands are in the dharmachakra mudra and His torso is flanked by a pair of delicately flushed lotuses. Balanced on His serene brow is a resplendent crown that matches the kundalas dangling from His earlobes. He looks on at a world of illusions with supreme equanimity and compassion.
A thangka such as this one would be a fine addition to the space of any Buddhist yogi. The foreground of the composition is a seat of traditional Buddhist offerings. Blooming lotuses, cherry blossoms of seductive red colour, conchs, and coconuts. A pair of lions of the mountains crouch at the base of the Bodhisattva’s throne in all their iconographic wrath. Each creative aspect of this composition is in keeping with the elements of the traditional thangka art of Nepal.
The moment of Enlightenment is a point of intrinsic transition. It is a moment forged by years of samadhi or contemplation. What began as sabeeja (seeded) samadhi, led from the samprajnata to the asamprajnata state of being, which is true nirbeeja (seedless) samadhi. With His limbs gathered in the finest padamasana, His eyes shutting out the illusions without, the Buddha calls upon the earth (bhoomi) with the touch (sparsha) of His fingers to witness His Enlightenment. Indeed, the bhoomisparsha mudra (gesture) of His hand is rich with meaning.
The finesse of the silhouette makes this work of art a great aesthetic investment for your space. Its monotone adds to the aura of profound contemplation. Note the precise carve of the petals on His lotus pedestal and the handsome features of His princely countenance. Long, slender ears and a mass of gathered curls frame the sage’s face.
These paisleys are knotted from the endemic resham (silk) produced in the region. It is a process done entirely by hand, the skill for which is to be found almost exclusively in Kashmir. A limited colour palette of two, perhaps three, basic pastels and an intense texture characterise this knotted paisleys rug. The quality is such as to last generations of your family - in fact, this one-of-a-kind rug is just the thing to become an heirloom. Miniscule paisleys against the ivory strip further hems in the outer panels of multidirectional paisleys. Note how the dense white tassels along the edge of the rug add an earthy touch to this work of art.
This uniquely-shaped ring is eye-catching with its crown of amethyst beads linked at the top, creating an ""explosion"" of vibrant purple. Amethyst is known for its positive healing properties and ability to dispel negative emotions. This ring is 10mm in height and weighs 16 grams.
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The silken folds of His dhoti gather over the pedestal. At its gold-trim hems is His long-tailed vahana, the mouse, who is looking up to His Lord in veneration. The chaturbhujadhari (four-armed) deity looks on straight ahead with a gaze of invincibility. His elephant face is flanked by large ears which have been adorned with gold, in keeping with the rest of the shringar of His iconography. In fact, the raised-hooded snake that holds in His full belly is an integral part of that shringar.
An ornate crown sits on the boy-deity’s head. Zoom in on the same to appreciate the precision and symmetry with which it has been engraved. A circlet of miniscule paisleys constitutes His halo. A wide, gracious aureole frames the figure of Lord Ganesha. It comprises concentric discs of lotus petals and flowers and balls of flame (indicative of His father, Lord Shiva). A meticulously carved Kirtimukham is to be found at the zenith of the superfine aureole.
Lord Ganesha is one of the gentlest and sweetest deities of the Hindu pantheon. A boy-God by nature with the innocent head of an elephant that His mother, the Goddess Parvati, implanted there, He is famous for His childlike love of sweetmeats and the propensity to bless the beginning of auspicious ventures everywhere. This imposing brass sculpture of the Lord, luxuriantly bejewelled and mounted on an ornate pedestal, will fill your home or office with the essence of divine innocence.
In keeping with her social status, she is dressed in a lehenga of green and ivory silk with ample proportion of brocade on it. Her shringar is flawless - maangtika and headband, nosering and jhumke (chunky Indian danglers), necklaces and amulets and anklets, and a world of rings on her fingers and toes. From the fashionable cut of her choli to the jewels studded on her gold ornaments, she is clearly a woman of domestic clout.
Zoom in on that unusual face, the flattering lines having emerged from the fulness of youth and maternity. Her eyes are large, of a deep brown colour. An intelligent brow set against a seductive mouth. The hookah in her hand is a symbol of her power and place within the socio-domestic realm, and it is in that bhoga that such a gorgeous woman whiles away her days.
Elegance of an attire does not come from how heavy it is, rather how efficiently that heaviness is executed on a piece of cloth. This zari embroidered salwar kameez is a perfect example of an elegant party wear attire that can be worn in major functions like marriage or engagement by bride’s sister or by bride herself in any of other functions. The long kameez is woven on an art silk textile having a high round neck decorated with triple layered zari border in whitish-silver; kameez takes the body shape till the waist and below that it falls in perfectly pleated flairs at an almost (little above the knee) knee length; it is embroidered lavishly from top to bottom in exquisite floral designs in a systematic and neat pattern.
Further beautified with charming zari motifs on the double layered net bell sleeves and interesting borders to define the beauty. Gaze down at the stylized and sophisticated lehenga reaching upto the ankle in silk and net, covered with similar motifs and a thin border at the base. No suit is complete without a dupatta; the one here is accompanied with a dupatta having floral zari embroidered bootis spread all around and a thin golden border. We at Exotic India provide you with a multiple color choice of light pink, sea green, bright yellow and peach for this splendid textile in the best affordable price.
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