This sculpture depicts Shiva’s family, a perfect example of a loving and contented bond, sharing harmony with each other despite having antagonistic natures. Just as the five fingers of a hand are not alike but can do any work effectively when joined together, similarly, despite being conceived in different forms, they are a primary symbol of unity and oneness.
Perched happily on Shiva’s abode, Mount Kailash, formed here on a scribbled three layered pedestal with Shiva’s sacred mount Nandi resting on left and Linga (Shiva’s aniconic form) on the right. The auspicious one (Mahadeva Shiva) sits in blessing posture on the right, holding his revered trishula, the deadly serpent coiled round his neck and the pious river Ganga flows out from his matted locks; he represents energy and is worshipped as the primitive deity of the cosmic Trimurti.
His beautiful consort, Goddess Parvati, garbed in a finely draped alluring saree carries lotus, a symbol of purity, similar to her nature and the other hand wrapped around her husband’s waist as a mark of togetherness. Shiva and Parvati represent the ideal couple for love, respect and honour; carved here in mesmerized briefings of expressions and other accessories.
Not to forget, Lord Ganesha, their elephant headed son, sits in the centre on Shiva’s lap in a blessing of fearlessness and carries his favourite bowl of laddoos in the other hand. Ganesha, the primeval and friendly god is an embodiment of buddhi (intellect) and siddhi (fulfilment). All moulded in benevolent form and pleasing personalities; highly ornamented in beautiful crowns and jewels glorifying their persona.
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.
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