36" Large Size Lord Shiva with Parvati In Brass | Handmade | Made In India

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This excellent twin brass statue in characteristic south Indian style of bronze-casting represents the four-armed Shiva with Parvati amorously poised close on his left – ‘vam’, which in Indian tradition is the place of a wife who is hence often called ‘vama’ – the woman on the left. In his upper right hand, he is holding a goad, while the lower right is held in ‘Abhaya’. Though cast largely independently of each other, being installed on a common pedestal and the figure of Shiva conceived as holding Parvati in his arms, the two images also reveal delightful unity.

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Item Code: XG65
Brass Sculpture
Height: 36 inch
Width: 19.5 inch
Depth: 10 inch
Weight: 30.80 kg
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Incidentally this position of the two images manifests the great Shaivite doctrine of the unity of the diverse revealing that what appears to be many are truly only one. Shiva and Parvati are conceived as two in myths as well as in visual representations but under Shaivite metaphysics they are only the two aspects of the same entity, the same as in this twin statue.

The artist has displayed exceptional ingenuity in modeling the two figures. Not a routine form classified as Harihara : half Vishnu and half Shiva, or one combining Lakshmi’s form with that of Parvati, this ingenuity reveals in combining in the beings of Shiva and Parvati – the timeless divine lovers, the majesty and aura of Vishnu and grandeur and resplendence of his consort Lakshmi. Except a semi-curved posture – a feature of romantically poised figures as those representing Lord Krishna or love-god Kamadeva, amorously holding his consort on his left, not an element of Vishnu’s imagery or a form fitted to his regal status, and the style of ensemble : a loincloth, however gorgeous, not his usual ‘pitambara’ – yellow ‘antariya’ covering his entire lower half, the artist has so created the magic of forms that there reveal in the figure of Shiva the image of Vishnu and in that of Parvati the image of Lakshmi. Ingeniously meeting his artistic challenge, the artist has created a form of Shiva in the frame of Vishnu, synthesizing the two sets of imagery so strangely that the towering majestic crown, the characteristic feature of Vishnu’s icons, has been conceived with an apex combining a form of ‘jata-juta’ – lumps of matted hair, and snake-forms mounting on it, the essential elements of Shiva’s iconography.

Exceptionally ornate these twin images, revealing infinite beauty and grace, represent Shiva with Parvati on his left. When with Parvati, Shiva’s divinity is believed to multiply and from Mahesh – great god, he becomes Maheshvara – god of gods. Uma-Maheshvara is thus one of his few classified iconographic forms. However, in his Uma-Maheshvara form, as he has been represented in early sculptures, he is usually represented as normal two-armed seated holding Parvati in his left arm. Scholars have classified his yet another form with Parvati as Uma-sahit-Shiva : Shiva with Uma, Parvati’s other name. Uma-sahit-Shiva is his seated as well as standing form. These twin statues represent this Uma-sahit-Shiva form of Shiva’s iconography.

A contemporary brass piece, with the timeless quality of their art the statues transcend scale of time and class with the best of the art traditions of the land. Except that the figure of Parvati is not as sensuously conceived as in them, especially in modeling her beasts and thighs, in their figural dimensions, anatomy, gesticulation, iconographic features, ornamentation, fluidity of lines, rare plasticity, perfect modeling and in their power to breathe a lyrical eloquence, these brass-statues are reminiscent of the early tenth century Chola bronzes. The figures of Shiva and Parvati have been modeled with sharp noses, lotus-eyes, cute small lips, pointed chin, large ears with ear-ornaments reaching down the shoulders, well-defined necks, tall slender figures with perfectly balanced anatomy and curvatures and contours of raised arms and bent legs. Shiva has on his forehead the ‘tri-netra’ – third eye, and Parvati, an auspicious mark. The styles of tight-clinging and grooved ‘antariya’ : Shiva’s, almost a loincloth, and Parvati’s, long with a central decorative ‘patta’ – band, Shiva’s loose ‘yajnopavit’ and the chains or laces worn around their necks by them both, with moderate circular pendants, all are the features inherited from the tradition of early Chola bronzes.

The statues of Shiva and Parvati have been installed on a three-tiered rectangular pedestal, two courses composed mainly of lotuses. Its base consists of a plain moulding followed by an upwards narrowing lotus rising which carries over it a plain straight rectangular moulding. This central tier supports on it an oval shaped large stylized lotus with a plain apex to install the twin figures. The Shiva’s figure, as well as Parvati’s, are in the semi-curved postures revealing exceptional beauty. Delightfully aligned and contrasted, Parvati’s figure has its right knee bent corresponding to Shiva’s similarly bent left knee. The two figures further curve: Parvati’s hip to left, and Shiva’s, to right, and Shiva’s shoulders, to left, and Parvati’s, to right. Shiva has his feet firmly set on the pedestal but gently drawn by Shiva Parvati’s feet do not hold on the base as firmly as him. Her heels are lifted shifting on toes the most of her body weight. Though static by far, there bursts from behind their overall disposition, flexion and fluidity of contours divine energy and great vigour.

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.

Exploring the Symbolism and Significance of Parvati in Hinduism

Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva, is one of the principal deities of Goddesses in Hinduism. She appeared in the material world as the daughter of Himavan, king of the Himalayan mountains. The Vedic scriptures describe her as a young, beautiful woman who is chaste and faithful to her husband, Lord Shiva. She is always engaged in the loving service of her family; her two sons Ganesha and Kartikeya. Goddess Parvati is the embodiment of devotion, love, power, and beauty. The followers of the Shakta tradition (Shaktism) describe her as Adi Shakti or the energy behind the creation of material nature. She is very merciful toward all living entities like a mother who cares for her children and manifests many forms to protect them from miscreants. Her most venerated and important powerful forms are Durga and Kali that she took to vanquish demons who created havoc in the material world.

The Vedic scriptures talk of her beautiful form in detail. She wears a red saree and is generally seated, having two or four arms, beside Lord Shiva. Her younger son Ganesha sits on her knee, while Kartikeya sits or stands near Lord Shiva. Goddess Parvati is typically decorated with gold ornaments and a crown on her head and also carries a lotus flower in one of her hands.

What does Parvati symbolize?

Goddess Parvati is gentle and loving toward everyone. She never fails to help and guide those who approach her out of helplessness. Just as a mother is always kind toward her children, Goddess Parvati, being mother nature, is forgiving to all living entities. But when the time comes, she assumes different terrible forms such as Durga and Kali to defeat demons in order to protect the material world. She took the form of Durga and killed the demon Mahishasura. Kali, the most ferocious form, slayed the demon Raktabija. Thus, Goddess Parvati not only symbolizes love, fertility, motherhood, and harmony, but is also the Goddess of power, energy, and destruction.

Can we keep Shiv Parvati statue at home?

It is stated in Srimad Bhagavatam, the most glorious Vedic literature, that Lord Shiva is the topmost Vaishnava (devotee of Lord Vishnu): vaiṣṇavānāṁ yathā śambhuḥ. In order to get the mercy of the Supreme Lord Vishnu, it is important for us to serve His pure devotees. Thus, worshiping Lord Shiva along with his consort Goddess Parvati at home is the way to the heart of Lord Vishnu. But you must also know the standards of worshiping them so that no offense is committed at their lotus feet. If Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are pleased with your devotional service, you will easily get the causeless mercy of Lord Vishnu and thus the ultimate goal of your life will be achieved.

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.
  • Q. Can I see the original photo of the product ?
    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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