19" Shiva Enshrining Yoni-Pitha In Brass | Handmade | Made In India

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Brilliant manipulation – a blend of Shiva’s anthropomorphic form and symbolic Ling, this excellent brass cast: the Shiva-head planted over the Yoni-pitha that by the totality of the vision represents the aniconic Shiva-ling in an absolutely different innovation, and alternately, the Shiva-head complete with goddess Ganga, crescent and Jata-juta – coil of matted hair. Ingeniously conceived the anthropomorphism of the image, when meditated on, seems to melt and a symbolic transform, a ‘ling’, begins emerging in the vision.

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Item Code: XS54
Brass Sculpture
Weight: 15.93 kg
19 inch x 10 inch x 12 inch
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The artist has used the Yoni-pitha, the statue’s base, as the main instrument of the transformation from anthropomorphic to symbolic and vice verse. Not merely that the eye, the body’s or the mind’s, is used to view Shiva either in his complete personalized form engaged in one act or another, or as aniconic Ling, the Ling and the Yoni are inseparable components of the aniconic Shiva-linga, enshrining thousands of Shiva temples in India and beyond and hence one generates the vision of the other by association.

Atharva-Veda, Samhitas and Upanishads have seen ‘ling’ as the essence of man – his ultimate being. The artist has wondrously used this Vedic-Upanishadic doctrine perceiving Shiva as its epitome. In union with the Yoni Shiva is the ‘Ling’ but at the same time ‘Ling’ is also Shiva. In iconographic tradition Mukha-ling icons – consisting of any number of faces from one to five, manifest the doctrine of inter-exchangeability of the ‘ling’ and the anthropomorphic ‘face’. Novel as it is, this brass-statue plants over the Yoni-pitha the Shiva’s head, complete with the face, thinking mind and essential attributes, exactly in the same proportion and fashion and with same vertical thrust as the Ling. Thus while representing his head the statue also represents Ling or the Ling’s semblance. With rising neck, the junction point, and coiled hair, the apex, producing vertical thrust, the transformation is naturally effected.

As is the brass-cast, the image’s lower half consists of two parts, an elegantly moulded circular base, the statue’s bottom part that holds on it the rest of the statue, and the Yoni-pitha in all its sublimity installed over it. As Ling is aniconic representation of Shiva, Yoni is Parvati’s. Scriptures unanimously contend that Parvati is ‘Shakti’, the life-source of Shiva, and the essential component of procreation. As Shiva is the ultimate Ling Parvati is the ultimate Yoni, and their union, the incessant act of procreation and the source of all that is good, auspicious and beauteous. Significantly, the artist has anodized the Yoni-pitha and the rest around it in lustrous copper, the colour of deep fire and thereby that of energy and life that Parvati manifests. In Indian tradition snake is the symbol of long life, great agility and inexhaustible energy. The artist has hence anodized the snakes too with the same copper dye – the colour of fire.

Cast with gold like lustre and richness the statue has its upper part consisting of Lord Shiva’s head – neck, face, well-dressed hair, both knotted into a coiffure on the top and lying around the neck in thick tresses, and various attributes : crescent on the right, hooded snake on the left and vain river Ganga, on the top. While the snake, coiling around the ‘jata-juta’, tightens it into a shape, arrogant Ganga looks above as if proclaiming that she is above him. Another snake with a massive size lays coiling around his neck that not only conceals the neck-junction and covers the face of the Yoni-pitha but also denotes transfusion of energy that Shiva’s Shakti infuses into Shiva. The image has been modeled with a round face with angular thrust towards the chin, broad forehead with ‘tri-netra’ – third eye, in the centre, well defined nose, moderately sized lips, large but half closed eyes as in intoxication, and well-aligned ears with large ‘kundalas’ suspending down the mid-neck height. Aesthetically the statue abounds in rare image quality.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.

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.


  • The best and simplest way to maintain a brass statue is to clean it at least twice a week using a soft cloth or cotton rag. This will prevent dust from accumulating on the surface. Dusting is especially important for outdoor statues since it is prone to dust accumulation much more than indoors.



  • To give a natural shine and luster to the statue, you may apply coconut or olive oil using cotton on every portion. You can use a toothbrush to get to the small crevices but do not be too harsh. This will make the brass statue appear fresh and new with a polished look.

  • 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q. Is the statue hollow or solid ?
    A. Brass statues are made through a process of clay casting, hence are hollow. Whereas, panchaloha bronze statues are made through a process of lost wax casting, hence they are solid.
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    A. For original pictures of the statue, kindly email us at [email protected].
  • Q. Can I return the statue ?
    A. All returns must be postmarked within seven (7) days of the delivery date. All returned items must be in new and unused condition, with all original tags and labels attached. To know more please view our return policy.
  • Q. Can you customise the statue for me ?
    A. For any customisation, kindly email us at [email protected].
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