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Butter is used to symbolize the solid, steady mind that is fixed on God, For instance, before starting any major enterprise, a Hindu will perform a ceremony dedicated to Lord Ganesha- the Elephant God. As a kind of metaphysical actor, butter stars in numerous religious rituals created by our ancestors long ago. Because butter was often perceived as a divine mystery in itself, hidden in milk and te
Butter is used to symbolize the solid, steady mind that is fixed on God, For instance, before starti
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Sai Baba of Shirdi was an ethereal master, who is regarded by his devotees as a Saint and a fakir. Therefore, He is revered by both his Hindu and Muslim followers. He preached the importance of self-realization and criticized love towards perishable things with His teachings concentrating on a moral code of love, forgiveness, charity, inner peace, and devotion to God and guru. Simplicity reach
Sai Baba of Shirdi was an ethereal master, who is regarded by his devotees as a Saint and a fakir. T
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The idea that all things are transient is central to Buddhist teaching. Loss and impermanence are things to be accepted rather than causes of grief. The Buddha’s Parinirvana was a moment of great triumph as well as sorrow, for it marked the Buddha’s release from the cycle of rebirth. This wood statue of Buddha depicts the Parinirvana in a highly abbreviated, almost emblematic fashion. The enli
The idea that all things are transient is central to Buddhist teaching. Loss and impermanence are th
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This brass statue, a simple form not involving any kind of intricacy yet revealing rare luster and a great finish, represents a lion, the most majestic of all animals. The forelegs fully stretched for making a long leap, and the hind, collected to optimize the body’s force, the tail secured on the back lest it hindered the pace, the eyes fixed on the target, ears alert to the faintest sound of m
This brass statue, a simple form not involving any kind of intricacy yet revealing rare luster and a
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According to Buddhism, Tara is one of the most important figures, who is known for being the female Bodhisattva(Buddha to be) in Mahayana Buddhism, and as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. As one of the three deities of long life, White Tara (Saraswati) is associated with perpetuity. Therefore, she prevents illness and thereby helps to bring about a long life. She embodies the motivation to b
According to Buddhism, Tara is one of the most important figures, who is known for being the female
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This extremely lovable form of Lord Ganesha depicts him in his royal grandeur with the legs folded in utkutasana and the right ankle supporting his large portly belly. He is carved here in a simple four-armed figure, yet so uncommon and new in its visual effects. The superfine quality and noble lustre highlights his divine aura. Ganesha is the foremost deity worshipped in the entire Hindu pantheon
This extremely lovable form of Lord Ganesha depicts him in his royal grandeur with the legs folded i
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Kubera (Sanskrit: कुबेर) also known as Kuvera, Kuber or Kuberan, is the Lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas in Hindu culture. Kubera is described as the embodiment of both Artha ("wealth, prosperity, glory") and Arthashastras, the treatises related to it-and his iconography mirrors it. Some other Hindu epics describe him as the God of riches and the w
Kubera (Sanskrit: कुबेर) also known as Kuvera, Kuber or Kuberan, is the Lord of Wealth and
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Ganesha is an unborn and formless deity sculpted here in a magnificent form. He is the lord of the universe who rules its various atoms and energies to avoid chaos; he is the consciousness that is omnipresent and marks as the beginner of any auspicious or inauspicious task or activity. He is enthroned here on a pedestal chiseled in beauteous lotus leaves all around its circumference and it is plac
Ganesha is an unborn and formless deity sculpted here in a magnificent form. He is the lord of the u
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It is at Bodh Gaya that the erstwhile Shakyamuni attained Buddhahood. For years together He remained seated under the Bodhi tree, steeped in seedless contemplation or samadhi of the highest order. There he had arrived after decades of asceticism and mendicancy and austerities, a life diametrically opposite to the one His father the King Suddhodana had given Him. There is no place like Bodh Gaya, a
It is at Bodh Gaya that the erstwhile Shakyamuni attained Buddhahood. For years together He remained
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One of the most preciously auspicious birds in Hindu mythology, Peacock has various symbolisms appended to it. The legend says that the bird peacock was brought to life with the feathers of Garuda, another mythical bird that was said to carry lord Vishnu. It represents the cycle of time, purity as well as is related to the goddess Lakshmi, the bestower of wealth and prosperity. This is why keeping
One of the most preciously auspicious birds in Hindu mythology, Peacock has various symbolisms appen
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Son of Shiva, warrior and protector and upholder of dharma. The all-powerful shodashabhujadhari (sixteen-armed) Roopa (form) of Lord Ganesha is quite the rarity. The panchaloha medium, a bronze made of five (‘pancha’) iron-based (‘loha’) alloys, and the traditional madhuchista vidhana or lost-wax make, add to the value of this Ganesha murti as a work of art. Lord Ganesha Bronze Statue stan
Son of Shiva, warrior and protector and upholder of dharma. The all-powerful shodashabhujadhari (six
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Renuka Mahar, also referred to as Renuga Mahar and Renumata Mahar, is a Hindu goddess worshipped predominantly in Karnataka, Maharashtra, and southern Indian states of, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh ancient Renuka Mahar / Yellamma Devi temple at Savadatti is one among the prominent Shakthi peetas in Karnataka, Mahar Renuka's temple at Mahur in Maharashtra is one of the shakti peet
Renuka Mahar, also referred to as Renuga Mahar and Renumata Mahar, is a Hindu goddess worshipped pre
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With his legendary flute in hand, the Supreme Lord Krishna stands cast in bronze, his graceful pose with his legs crossed acting as a hallmark to the elaborate carvings of the Hoysala architecture. In the form of Venugopal, Lord Krishna becomes the protector of cows and the owner of the flute Venu. His face is at utter peace and serenity as he plays his flute, harmonious notes pleasing to the ears
With his legendary flute in hand, the Supreme Lord Krishna stands cast in bronze, his graceful pose
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The Kalinga Nardhana Krishna is the quintessential image of the triumph of dharma over adharma. When the wicked serpent, Kalinga or Kaliya, had made a home for itself in the Yamuna and none of the inhabitants of Braj could access its beauty and nourishment due to his presence, it was the great Lord Krishna who acted as savior. In a brutal battle between the divine and the serpentine, the conqueror
The Kalinga Nardhana Krishna is the quintessential image of the triumph of dharma over adharma. When
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As the bronze in the mould cools down and the wax surrounding it is melted away in the traditional style of the lost wax art form, what remains is an elaborate statuette of Lord Shiva in his dancing form as Nataraja. Body twisted in a graceful pose that came straight out of the pages of the Natyashastra, Nataraja dances away divinely, feet trampling a demon. From the two aspects of Natraja’s per
As the bronze in the mould cools down and the wax surrounding it is melted away in the traditional s
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A superfine Saraswati murti, sculpted from panchaloha. Panchaloha is a unique bronze made of five (‘pancha’) different iron-based (‘loha’) alloys. The metal casting method used to work with it is called madhuchista vidhana, an Agamic term for a technique that is now known as the lost wax method. This Saraswati Mata murti depicts Her in lalitasana on a narrow-cut lotus-petal throne. Her lim
A superfine Saraswati murti, sculpted from panchaloha. Panchaloha is a unique bronze made of five (
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Sri Maha Shodashi is a Hindu goddess and is an aspect of Mahadevi mainly worshipped in Shaktism, a goddess-oriented sect of Hinduism. She is also revered as one of the prominent Mahavidyas. She is glorified in many Shakta texts, with Lalita Sahasranama being the most popular one. Sri Maha Shodashi is also known as Tripura Sundari, Rajarajeshwari, and Lalita. She is a personification of Supreme Ene
Sri Maha Shodashi is a Hindu goddess and is an aspect of Mahadevi mainly worshipped in Shaktism, a g
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Nestled within the coils of Sheshanaga, the great Vishnu Bhagwan dreams drishyam into being. The gentle, multi-headed Brahma emerges upon a lotus stem from His navel, while His wives, Bhoodevi and Shreedevi, sit tenderly at His feet. The Vishnu sculpture that you see on this page is a visual narrative of the beginning of the world according to Indian mythology. The pale metallic color of panchaloh
Nestled within the coils of Sheshanaga, the great Vishnu Bhagwan dreams drishyam into being. The gen
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This exquisitely remarkable and stunning creation from the region of Swamimalai truly awes the viewer, whether for its artistic presence or religious sentiment. This skillful work of art truly encapsulates how a god’s image, or its ‘murti,’ rivets the devotee to the ground, making him lose his material bondings and wholeheartedly devote his life to the service of this benevolent and majestic
This exquisitely remarkable and stunning creation from the region of Swamimalai truly awes the viewe
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Gaja Samhara is a ferocious form of Lord Shiva popularized during the Chola period. Gaja Samhara Shiva means the slayer of elephant and represents him as ego annihilator and soul emancipator. Legends tell of an asura who in the guise of an elephant, Gajasura, became so strong in time that he began to torture and kill even the devas. There was none left in the three realms who would stand before Ga
Gaja Samhara is a ferocious form of Lord Shiva popularized during the Chola period. Gaja Samhara Shi
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Nataraja is the most popular representation of the Hindu God Shiva. In Sanskrit, Nata means dance and raja means Lord. Shiva, therefore, is the 'King of Dancers'. To understand the concept of Nataraja we have to understand the idea of dance itself. Like yoga, dance induces trance, ecstasy, and the experience of the divine. In India consequently, dance has flourished with the terrific aus
Nataraja is the most popular representation of the Hindu God Shiva. In Sanskrit, Nata means dance an
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Polished with a golden sheen and cast in bronze, the majestic Hanuman kneels in the form of Panchamukhi (five-headed) on this sculpture. All his five heads stare off in five different directions, eternalised at the moment he defeats Ahiravana in the warm depths of the underworld. During the battle between Lord Rama and the demon king Ravana, the latter went to the ruler of the netherworld seeking
Polished with a golden sheen and cast in bronze, the majestic Hanuman kneels in the form of Panchamu
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The art historian Partha Mitter, when writing his oft-cited masterpiece ‘Many Maligned Monsters,’ explained that European and Victorian sensibilities wrongly assumed the significance of Indian art – when they came across depictions of four or eight-armed gods and goddesses, often in striking and fierce moments vanquishing demons, Westerners thought that we had an underdeveloped sense of real
The art historian Partha Mitter, when writing his oft-cited masterpiece ‘Many Maligned Monsters,
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Narasimha, literally man-lion, is one of the Dashavatara (ten incarnations) of the Hindu preserver god- Lord Vishnu, the tutelary deity of dynasties of mighty rulers, the Pancharatras (a Vaishnava Tantric sect), and commoners looking for His protection. The myth around the emergence of Narasimha is well-known across India. The demon-king Hiranyakashyapu performed great austerities and pleased Brah
Narasimha, literally man-lion, is one of the Dashavatara (ten incarnations) of the Hindu preserver g
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An ancient South Indian legend tells of Deva Guru Brihaspati and Lord of Winds Vayu, descending to Earth to build a Bhuloka Vaikuntam, in the Thrissur district of Kerala. It was to be a holy abode for Vishnu in the mortal realm. That town was named Guruvayur after its two celestial architects and the temple came to be called the Guruvayur Temple. Guruvayurappan is the Lord of Guruvayur or the Unni
An ancient South Indian legend tells of Deva Guru Brihaspati and Lord of Winds Vayu, descending to E
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