trident- his Trishul
is the most potent and discernible symbol of Mahadeva himself. The
three-pronged divine weapon embodies the Shakti (powers) of Shiva. The trident
also represents the three qualities or “Gunas”- Sattva, Rajasa, and Tamasa,
which find their perfect balance in Adi-Deva (primordial god) Shiva and past,
present, and future- the three divisions of time or Kaala over which, Mahakala
Shiva has sovereign control. As an “ayudha” or weapon shared by both Shiva and Shakti
(Durga), a trident is a powerful object to be kept in your home or place of
Here we have a sturdy and
beautifully made Trishul in the ritually preferred material- brass. The central
prong is embellished with a “Tripunda”- a Shaivite mark symbolic of the power
of consciousness. On each of the three prongs coiled Naga (serpents), the
ornaments of Shiva, and the representation of “Kundalini”
(inner potency) are present. The solid brass staff of the Trishul is adorned
with a Damru (hourglass-shaped drum) of Shiva, which is the source of the
primordial sound- “Om”. Endowed with all the attributes of Mahadeva, this brass
Shiva Trishul is an aniconic form of the great god himself.
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.
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.
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