Akshar Purushottam is a Brahma-Parabrahma philosophy that establishes worshiping god along with his Gunatit sadhu; this set of spiritual beliefs is based on the teachings of Swaminarayan. These brass sculptures are carved in precise details and formations such that it creates a shining channel through which the heart of the devotee is attracted and flows through it. As you gaze at these faces you can feel the presence of Lord and the feeling of recognition of divinity. These being sculpted in brass is an additional feature to their beauty and spirituality as brass is known for its grasping quality; it grasps the divine spirit and enhances spiritual vibrations towards these shining idols.
Both the idols stand on lavishly carved inverted lotus pedestals and hold a lotus bud each in their right hands and left hands are in blessing mudra. The one on the left is Sahajanand Swami or Swaminarayan who was a yogi and ascetic whose teachings brought a revival of Hindu practices of dharma, ahinsa and brahmacharya. He is garbed in an exclusive frock and a loose pleated dhoti that beautifully veils his body, a stole that hangs on his hands and a densely chiseled crown topped with a feather like broch along with a garland of flowers and royal jewels. He was also given the name Nilkantha Varni when he left his house at an early age and mastered the Astanga yoga (eight fold yoga) along with the correct understanding of the four primary schools of philosophy.
The idol on the right is Gunatitanand Swami, who was a prominent paramhansa of Swaminarayan Sampradaya and was ordained by Swaminarayan himself. He was accepted as the first spiritual successor of Swaminarayan sanstha; garbed in a robe of beautiful loose pleats that has its ends hung from his hands, a beautifully striped turban and a long flower garland.
The realistic facial expressions, urdhva pundra tilak and the carefully incised charming floral and ethnic carvings on Swaminarayan’s dress reflects the sculptor’s painstaking time and professional skills to create these smooth and shining masterpieces. We are selling these statues in a pair for the customer to have a complete insight into Akshar Purushottam Darshan.
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