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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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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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Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, prosperity, and luxury and Lord Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and the patron of arts and sciences. These deities are mostly worshipped together as there is no wealth without prosperity and no money without wisdom. This superfine sculpture hand-carved with Kadam Wood of Rajasthan shows Goddess Lakshmi towards the right of Ganesha, signifying
Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, prosperity, and luxury and Lord Ganesha is the re
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The five (‘pancha’) faces (‘mukha’) of Panchamukha Hanuman stand for the five means of worship that the great yogi extended to Lord Rama: naman, smaran, keerthanam, yacham, and arpanam. The faces are (from left to right) Lakshmi Varaha, Mahaveera Garuda, Anjaneya, Karala Ugraveera Narasimha, and Hayagriva. The Panchamukha on this page is possessed of eight arms (the ashtabhujadhari). The m
The five (‘pancha’) faces (‘mukha’) of Panchamukha Hanuman stand for the five means of worsh
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This youthful, valiant posture of Ganesha, the epitome of achievement and self-mastery, sits in Utkutakasana pose on a throne having a rectangular brick-like base with two white mice carved on it, facing opposite directions, holding a laddoo and a long back curved at the top, orange in color, bordered with thick gold color. The chaturbhuja Ganesha holds laddoos (his favorite sweet) and radish, as
This youthful, valiant posture of Ganesha, the epitome of achievement and self-mastery, sits in Utku
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The panchamukha-roopa is common to many deities in the Hindu pantheon. The word ‘panchamukha’ is a portmanteau of ‘pancha’, which means five, and ‘mukha’, which means face. The murti that you see on this page is of the Panchamukha Vinayaka (another name for Ganesha). Each of the five faces stands for the yogic koshas or layers of existence. It is a murti of Vengai wood, derived from a
The panchamukha-roopa is common to many deities in the Hindu pantheon. The word ‘panchamukha’ is
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Beneath a Kirtimukham prabhavali (aureole), stands the gentle Lord Ganesha. The superb proportions of Kirtimukham contrast sharply with the chubby child’s form of the standing Ganesha idol. So does the diametric variation in the expressions - the former is a paragon of all-consuming ferocity, while the latter is widely worshipped for its childlike gentleness. The Lord Ganesha statue that you see
Beneath a Kirtimukham prabhavali (aureole), stands the gentle Lord Ganesha. The superb proportions o
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A many-layered Ganesha idol, designed for the finest home or office temple. A traditional-style plinth carved with elongated lotus petals. Featuring a simple floral structure down the frontal midline. The mouse vahana of gigantic proportions, on all four on its surface. It is craning its head back to glance at the Lord Ganesha statue on its back. This Ganesha murti depicts the chaturbhujadhari Lor
A many-layered Ganesha idol, designed for the finest home or office temple. A traditional-style plin
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Devi Mariamman is the name given in South India to the more recognisable Sheetala Mata. She is known to infuse Her devotees with divine cool and calm ('sheetal' in Sanskrit means 'cool'). In Tamil, the suffix 'amma' stands for 'mother', denoting the nature of the people's devotion to Her. She has been traditionally worshipped as the curer and eradicator
Devi Mariamman is the name given in South India to the more recognisable Sheetala Mata. She is known
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Off the flute of the young and handsome Lord Venugopala, emerges divine music. The kind that perpetrated the woods and alleyways of Vrindavan not so long ago. The kind that uplifts and cleanses and elevates, makes space in the heart for bhakti. The desi cow that supports the figure of Lord Krishna in this composition is the very picture of bhakti. He looks up at his friend, the neck at a sharp ang
Off the flute of the young and handsome Lord Venugopala, emerges divine music. The kind that perpetr
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The serene Lakshmi Devi is seated in lalitasana. Her throne is a gigantic lotus in full bloom. At the base of this lotus-shaped throne is another lotus bloom of more realistic proportions. On its belly cradles the foot of Laxmi Mata’s pendant limb. The posterior of Her four arms bear lotuses, while Her anterior hands are in the mudras of aashirvada (blessing) and Abhaya (fearlessness). This is t
The serene Lakshmi Devi is seated in lalitasana. Her throne is a gigantic lotus in full bloom. At th
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The episode of the battle of the great goddess and the demon Raktabija as mentioned in the Vamana Purana describes the powerful expansions of the Adi-Shakti, which took the form of warring goddesses, each one of them originating from the other, assisting the Adi Devi Durga in slaying the demon. These goddesses came to be known as Sapta-Matrikas, “seven mothers”, and are associated with the mal
The episode of the battle of the great goddess and the demon Raktabija as mentioned in the Vamana Pu
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Vrishavahana in Sanskrit means 'one who rides the bull', who is none other than the fierce destroyer-god, Shiva. Lord Shiva is portrayed as the Vrishavahana in this intricately replete brass sculpture from the Exotic India collection, His arm resting presumably on the back of Nandi (His divine vahana, a legendary bull). Shiva Sculpture: https://www.exoticindiaart.com/sculptures/hi
Vrishavahana in Sanskrit means 'one who rides the bull', who is none other than the fierce
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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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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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This statue is that of a Samurai, the warrior class and self-sacrificing knights of Japan. In Japanese history the Samurai have played a variety of roles-commanders in the battlefield, assassins in the night, keepers of peace and that of aristocratic administrators. Here the Samurai is shown kneeling on his knees. This posture is known as Sonkyo-zo in Japanese. Both of his hands rest on his thighs
This statue is that of a Samurai, the warrior class and self-sacrificing knights of Japan. In Japane
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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 beauty of the Devi Kali lies in her ferocity and invincibility. The very picture of her is enough to make the adharmee tremble with fear. Each of Her ten arms ('dasha' in Sanskrit means 'ten'; 'bhuja', 'arm') bears a deadly weapon of divine prowess. She uses them to slay adharmees, whose severed heads are hanging in the garland that hangs down her ne
The beauty of the Devi Kali lies in her ferocity and invincibility. The very picture of her is enoug
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The bhumisparsha mudra is an interesting gesture assumed by no other deity than the Buddha. In Sanskrit, 'bhumi' means earth and 'sparsha' means to touch. The Buddha sits in the gracious shade of the Bodhi tree, His long limbs folded in the perfect padmasana. He is steeped in meditation as could be deduced from his composure of countenance, sculpted flawlessly from bras
The bhumisparsha mudra is an interesting gesture assumed by no other deity than the Buddha. In Sansk
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Vermillion is a symbol of love, power, protection, and longevity; applied by all married women in their maang revealing their highest kind of beauty and virtue, for well being and prosperity of their husbands. This statue is a brilliant brass transform of one of the best sculptures from Khajuraho, sculpted at parshvanath temple, which is famous for its intrinsic artistry. This Brass statue is of
Vermillion is a symbol of love, power, protection, and longevity; applied by all married women in th
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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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A kingly Lord Ganesha sits on the throne. From the lalitasana of His limbs to the ample regalia of His person, He looks every bit the ruler of paraloka and ihaloka alike, over the hearts of numerous devotees who consider Him the jewel of Shiva-Parvati. He is shashtabhujadhari: conchs and the Sudarshan chakra and the gesture of blessing in His hands, and of course a freshly made laddoo in the anter
A kingly Lord Ganesha sits on the throne. From the lalitasana of His limbs to the ample regalia of H
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Devi Durga is a feminine epitome of strength and a divine potency responsible for keeping this material world in order and decorum; she is an embodiment of ferocity as well as compassion who holds equal parts as a destroyer and creator both. This brass statue is painted in enchanting brown and golden color combination with the divinity perched in lalitasana on a ferocious lion (Durga’s vahan
Devi Durga is a feminine epitome of strength and a divine potency responsible for keeping this mater
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