The monk that heals all: Lord Bhaishajyaguru is steeped in profound samadhi (yogic contemplation). A robe of glistening Prussian blue goes over one shoulder, brought down the other. At once it sets off and contrasts with the glamorous golden complexion of His princely form. The red-coloured inlaid trim and the minimalist filigree motifs brings out the beauty of the Bhaishajyaguru’s robe.
Popularly known as the Medicine Buddha, He nestles in the belly of a gigantic lotus bloom. The seat beneath Him is the same shade of blue as His robe. Petals of matching blue colour, with soft, golden centres, are embossed along the sides. The colour blue is an integral part of the iconography of Bhaishajyaguru. It invokes the soothing, healing qualities associated with both the colour and the deity who wears it.
But for the blue of the robe and lotus, and the bits of multicoloured inlay, the lustrous golden colour of pure brass predominates the colour palette of this composition. It becomes the grave composure of Bhaishajyaguru’s countenance, the princely physique upon which its rests, and all-important pot of elixir and myrobalan in His hands.
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.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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