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In Sanskrit, Nata means dance and raja means Lord. There is an interesting legend behind the conception of Shiva as Nataraja: In a dense forest in South India, there dwelt multitudes of heretical sages. Thither proceeded Shiva to confute them, accompanied by Vishnu disguised as a beautiful woman. The sages were at first led to violent dispute amongst themselves, but their anger was soon directed a
In Sanskrit, Nata means dance and raja means Lord. There is an interesting legend behind the concept
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Durga-Mahishasurmardini, the Hindu mother goddess who battles the demonic forces and rescues her children is a popular deity not just in India, but in the rest of South Asia as well. Mingling with the local legends and beliefs, Maa Durga took new, magnificent forms, all the while remaining the protector mother. One such form of the great-goddess is known as Bathari Durga or Chandi in the island na
Durga-Mahishasurmardini, the Hindu mother goddess who battles the demonic forces and rescues her chi
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Dharma-Artha-kama-moksha (virtue, finances, pleasure, liberation) - these are the four Purusharthas or pursuits of a person, in Hinduism. Goddess Lakshmi’s four hands, the most common attributes attached to her iconography, represent these four life goals. It is well established that in the pursuit of any of the above-mentioned goals, Ma Lakshmi’s Kripa (regards) is required by the devotee. La
Dharma-Artha-kama-moksha (virtue, finances, pleasure, liberation) - these are the four Purusharthas
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Krishna is one of the most respected Hindu gods and is glorified as the eighth avatar of God Vishnu. He is believed to be the God of love, solicitude and affection. This valuable brass-gold sculpture is an overall enlightener that fills your soul with an aureole of blessings that is displayed skillfully behind Krishna's head, as he is accompanied with the graceful and beautiful deepalakshmis,
Krishna is one of the most respected Hindu gods and is glorified as the eighth avatar of God Vishnu.
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Lord Krishna is the god of compassion, love, and tenderness and is revered as one of the prominent avatars of Lord Vishnu in Hinduism. Krishna is interpreted as ‘all-attractive’, as the aura of his charm and purity captivates the eyes of the viewer. The beautiful brass sculptures you see on this page, depict Lord Krishna in his iconic Tribhanga posture, where the left leg crosses the right fro
Lord Krishna is the god of compassion, love, and tenderness and is revered as one of the prominent a
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Icons depicting Shiva as the Lord of Dance (Nataraja) seem to have originated in the North in Gupta times, and developed in the South under the post-Gupta Vishnukundin dynasty early in the seventh century. One of the first southern sculptures is a colossal dancing figure carved upon the cliff face above the facade of a cave- temple at Mogallarajapuram on the Krishna river. The Pallavas took up the
Icons depicting Shiva as the Lord of Dance (Nataraja) seem to have originated in the North in Gupta
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ME IN FRONT OF ANDY GRIFFITH'S STATUE IN HIS HOMETOWN. WHO LIKES WATCHING THE CLASSIC TV SHOW "THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW"...?
ME IN FRONT OF ANDY GRIFFITH'S STATUE IN HIS HOMETOWN. WHO LIKES WATCHING THE CLASSIC TV SHOW
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Lord Hanuman with five faces staring in different directions is the most magnificent, powerful, and revered form. He assumed this form when he was assigned with the responsibility of protecting Lord Ram’s life. According to the legend, Ravana asked one of his brothers, Mahiravana (King of the netherworld) to kidnap Lord Rama and Lakshman. The demon Mahiravana’s soul rested in five lamps and to
Lord Hanuman with five faces staring in different directions is the most magnificent, powerful, and
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In Hindu Religion, Lord Ganesha is the god of everyman, revered as the primary deity before starting with any auspicious or inauspicious event in every part of the world. He sits here in lalitasana on a heightened throne, carved in the most wonderous layered patterns having boosters on either side and is placed on a thin pedestal with a slight curve in the front and sides occupied by a water Kalas
In Hindu Religion, Lord Ganesha is the god of everyman, revered as the primary deity before starting
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Buddha is the ultimate superhuman in Buddhism, who attained enlightenment by his immense and continuous meditation; he is the founder of the Buddhist culture of Tibet. Buddha In Dhyana Statue Carved in the superfine Gambhar wood from Bodh Gaya, Lord Buddha Statue sits here on a dual-layered lotus pedestal in padmasana, and hands in dhyana mudra rest on his laps. The smooth and sharp texture of the
Buddha is the ultimate superhuman in Buddhism, who attained enlightenment by his immense and continu
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Lord Krishna is as handsome as Lord Gopala, His Baala-Roopa (infant form), is adorable. Since His arrival in Vrindavan from Mathura, He had won the hearts of the local mothers and maidens alike. The murti that you see on this page captures Him in the signature tribhanga stance and, as such, is a visual narrative that explains the amorous aspect of His leela (divine conduct). Muralidhara Krishna
Lord Krishna is as handsome as Lord Gopala, His Baala-Roopa (infant form), is adorable. Since His ar
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Garuda is said to be the devourer of all the evils on earth; it is an immortal mythological bird revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike. This king of birds is the vahana of Lord Vishnu and is said to exterminate the entire oceans full of snakes. In Mahabharata, he is invoked as a symbol of impetuous force, speed, and martial prowess. This statue shown here is carved out of superfine teak wood by ex
Garuda is said to be the devourer of all the evils on earth; it is an immortal mythological bird rev
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The towering presence of Lord Vishnu would add a world of auspiciousness to your space. A larger-than-life murti like the one that you see on this page serves just the purpose. It is fashioned from pure bronze in the hands of traditional artisans of the South. Indeed, bronze as a medium of the great Indian cultural tradition flourished in the Southern recesses of the subcontinent, under the patron
The towering presence of Lord Vishnu would add a world of auspiciousness to your space. A larger-tha
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The mukhamandala (countenance) of Lord Ganesha emerges straight from a resplendent sun. A circular row of the Devanagari inscription of aum, a sacred life-affirming syllable, forms a halo around His head. In fact the sun itself is the halo of Lord Ganesha but, unlike other haloed sculptures in Indian iconography, this one does not comprise a discrete circular diskette at the back of the deity’s
The mukhamandala (countenance) of Lord Ganesha emerges straight from a resplendent sun. A circular r
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The majestic Lord Ganesha is seated on an upturned-lotus throne. This chaturbhujadhari (the one possessed of four arms) figure seated in lalitasana is a widely loved and worshipped roopa (form) of the deity. What makes this a unique work of art is the medium in which it is fashioned and the finesse with which it has been executed. It is a panchaloha sculpture handpicked from the finest studios of
The majestic Lord Ganesha is seated on an upturned-lotus throne. This chaturbhujadhari (the one poss
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Lord Ganesha's nature is to shower fortune and bliss wherever he is worshipped and here also he is holding a traditional lamp via chain by his twisted trunk. Well, in this illustration, Shri Ganesha's sweet face represents all the attributes of his personality, such as; his smartness, cuteness, attentiveness, childish expressions along with the lotus eyes, all these features are filled i
Lord Ganesha's nature is to shower fortune and bliss wherever he is worshipped and here also he
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Lord Shiva forms the part of the cosmic trinity and holds the position of being the destroyer of the impurities and evils prevailing in the universe. Lord Shiva is the darkness, which is always there. Light is a limited happening as it will eventually lose its ability, but darkness is eternal, it is everywhere, just like Lord Shiva. This Lord Shiva wooden sculpture depicts the supreme being as the
Lord Shiva forms the part of the cosmic trinity and holds the position of being the destroyer of the
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The image of the gently reclining Ganesha wooden statue endears Him to us all. The chubby, elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati is widely revered for His childlike appeal. The twin qualities of innocence and wisdom pour forth from His every iconography, including and especially the one that you see on this page. On a bed of lotus petals of varying colors, reclines the Lord. A bolster under His
The image of the gently reclining Ganesha wooden statue endears Him to us all. The chubby, elephant-
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This is the statue of the spiritual Guru Sai Baba. Devotees call him a saint and fakir. He was born in a Brahman family and later brought up by a Muslim fakir and his wife. He believed in true devotion, inner peace, charity, love, and forgiveness. He gave the name ‘Dwarkamai’ to the small mosque in which he lived, which is situated in Shirdi (a small town in Maharashtra). He never cared about
This is the statue of the spiritual Guru Sai Baba. Devotees call him a saint and fakir. He was born
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An exquisite long ritual spoon which is comprised of tremendously carved illustrations on both sides features Lord Krishna postured in a tribend form (Tribhanga Lalit Mudra) on a pillar-shaped stick connecting the round picker and the handle, which also features the sweet pair of peacocks and that provides a delightful experience to the viewer. The main purpose of this spoon is to pour ghee in Yag
An exquisite long ritual spoon which is comprised of tremendously carved illustrations on both sides
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Saky Amun Buddha
Saky Amun Buddha
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This remarkable sculpture is made of special bronze from Swamimalai, a town in an Indian State of Tamil Nadu. The ancient technique by which it is made is called as Madhuchista Vidhana (Lost-wax process), which is the specialty of the heritage of South Indian sculptors. Sri Vallabha Ganapati, also known as Maha Vallabha Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Lord Ganesha. The leader of the Ganas of
This remarkable sculpture is made of special bronze from Swamimalai, a town in an Indian State of Ta
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You can’t get away with the extensive beauty of this brass sculpture of a ritual lamp having a large peacock settled on top of it adding to the remarkable beauty and elegance of this art. The awe-struck feature is that none of the areas in this brass peacock lamp is left vacant, every inch of it is carved with accuracy and precision in varied patterns. The high raised chowki is sculpted in two l
You can’t get away with the extensive beauty of this brass sculpture of a ritual lamp having a lar
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She is the goddess of compassion and mother of liberation. Green Tara is the wisdom Buddha who protects her devotees from all obstacles and fulfills their wishes. She is one of the most popular goddesses in the Buddhist pantheon whose compassion for living beings is said to be stronger than a mother’s love for her children. As per the usual form, she is depicted with a green-hued body as green i
She is the goddess of compassion and mother of liberation. Green Tara is the wisdom Buddha who prote
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