27" Standing Devi Lakshmi Statue on Lotus Base | Madhuchista Vidhana (Lost-Wax) | Panchaloha Bronze from Swamimalai
|| Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo
Lakshmi also known as “Shri” is the
goddess of wealth, beauty, fortune, fertility and prosperity. Dressed in a rich
and ornate attire, she is standing on a lotus pedestal podium with four hands,
representing the four goals of life: Kama, Artha, dharma and moksha. Carrying a
lotus in each of her two hands at the back, she is symbolising knowledge, self-realisation,
and liberation. Lakshmi’s front right hand displays Abhay Mudra (fear not
gesture), representing peace and dispelling of fear while her left hand is in
Varada mudra, demonstrating compassion, charity and sincerity. She is depicted
wearing a crown and heavy jewellery such as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and
anklets, signifying her status as the goddess of wealth and fortune. It is said
that chanting goddess Lakshmi mantra helps in achieving success in all ventures
Eternal Brilliance Unveiled: The Mystique of Panchaloha Bronze and Artful Maintenance Rituals
Bronze is a metal alloy that has the primary composition of Copper and Tin. There is also an addition of other metals such as Manganese, Aluminium, Nickel, and some non-metals such as Phosphorus. This composition of several metals and non-metals makes Bronze an extremely durable and strong metal alloy. It is for this reason that Bronze is extensively used for casting sculptures and statues. Since Bronze has a low melting point, it usually tends to fill in the finest details of a mould and when it cools down, it shrinks a little that makes it easier to separate from the mould.
" If you happen to have a bronze statue, simply use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or any other natural oil to clean the statue. "
A village named Swamimalai in South India is especially known for exceptionally well-crafted Bronze icons of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The skilled artisans of this place use Panchaloha Bronze for casting the icons. Panchaloha Bronze is made of five metals; Copper, Zinc, Lead, and small quantities of Gold and Silver. Zinc gives a golden hue to the finished figure and Lead makes the alloy softer for the easy application of a chisel and hammer. The common technique for producing these statues and sculptures is the “Lost-wax” method. Because of the high durability of bronze sculptures and statues, less maintenance is required, and can still last up to many decades.
Exotic India takes great pride in its collection of hand-picked Panchaloha Statues. You will find the murtis of Gods (Krishna, Hanuman, Narasimha, Ganesha, Nataraja, and Kartikeya) and Goddesses (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga, and Parvati), and Buddha statues. You can also buy Ritual paraphernalia (Wicks lamp, Puja Kalash, Cymbals, and Puja Flag) on the website. All these statues and items have been made with a lot of care and attention, giving them a flawless finish. Their fine carving detail represents the rich tradition of India.
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