The lion is a significant animal or figure in Indian as well as in Western art and architecture. It signifies great power, protection, and royalty. It is often seen in Indian culture that temples or other important buildings such as palaces and courts have statues and sculptures of Lions flanked at their entry to demonstrate the power of the place. Lion statues and figures have the ability to create an atmosphere of magnificence all around. There is a great symbolism of the Lion in Hinduism too. Goddess Durga is often depicted seated on or riding a fierce Lion that symbolizes immense strength to tear apart all the negative tendencies (lust, anger, greed, illusion, and false ego) residing within the hearts of the conditioned souls. In Buddhism, lions are considered important and sacred figures that bring peace and happiness to people’s lives. They also represent wisdom that helps people transcend the influence of the modes of material nature.
Having great artistic and ornamental value, lion statues are often used for decoration purposes at homes, workplaces, or at the entry gate. At Exotic India, you can find a variety of these statues to elevate the entire look of your space, adding a regal touch and radiating positivity.
This collection of lion statues provides you with an array of options to choose from. You may opt to buy these statues made of brass, black marble, white marble, and wood. Nepalese Lion statues with exceptionally beautiful inlay work are also available to adorn your home altar or living room. Each masterpiece has been made by highly skilled artisans with utmost care and attention. The fine intricate details in the statues bring life to them making them the center of attraction. Whether you are looking for a statement piece for your garden, living room, bedroom, or office, Exotic India has it all.
Q. What is the symbolism behind lion statues?
The Lion is the most ferocious animal in the forest. Thus the figures portraying it are considered the symbol of power, strength, intelligence, and majesty. This is the reason why lion statues hold great cultural and spiritual significance around the world. Associated with royalty and protection, these statues are often seen decorated at entrances of monasteries, temples, and palatial buildings.
Q. How do I care for lion statues?
The care and maintenance of lion statues depend on the material they are made of. The general routine to be followed for any type of sculpture or statue is to dust it periodically. This helps prevent the accumulation of dust on the surface that covers its actual beauty. You can usually safely dust it with a soft cloth or cotton ball with the barest amount of water. For statues that are gold-gilded or inlaid with semi-precious or precious stones, using any chemical solutions will damage their beautification.
Q. Can I keep Lion statues outdoors?
If you want to keep a Lion statue(s) in outdoor settings, it is important to consider the material it is made of. It is generally advised not to display wooden statues outdoors as wood is prone to decay when exposed to excess moisture. Materials which are highly durable and can be placed outside are marble, bronze, and brass. At Exotic India, you can find aesthetic lion statues made of all these materials. If properly taken care of, the statues can last for many years without compromising their majestic beauty and shine.
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