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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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Of all the qualities that make Lord Krishna who He is, it is His prowess with the flute that captures the hearts of devotees. Spread across not only the subcontinent but also the world, devotees never tire of His music. He sits in one of Vrindavan's many glades and pulls out His flute, the sound of which reaches the inhabitants within the city. The music that is emanating from His flu
Of all the qualities that make Lord Krishna who He is, it is His prowess with the flute that capture
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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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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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Rajarajeshwari is one of the most beautiful female figures in all of the three worlds. She is a royal manifestation of Shakti and personifies grace and balance. Trailokya Sundari or Tripura Sundari, as she is often named, is the presiding deity of Sri Chakra. Hers is the path of transcendence through the material world of senses. She presides over the Sahasrara as well the Swadhisthan Chakra. Her
Rajarajeshwari is one of the most beautiful female figures in all of the three worlds. She is a roya
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Amalgamated in beautiful smoky grey and gold colors, Nataraja, while dancing in ecstasy rules over his conscious fearful yet caring nature. This rare Nataraja posture triumphs joyfully on the demon dwarf Apasmara, who embodies ignorances of the world and here sits with his implements in his hands on a three-layered heightened pedestal carved in mesmerizing highlighted lotus petals. Nataraja Bra
Amalgamated in beautiful smoky grey and gold colors, Nataraja, while dancing in ecstasy rules over h
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In Hindu Religion Lord Krishna is the choicest subject of Indian artisans. The most deeply loved of the Indian pantheon, it is also His great personal beauty that makes him a favorite with those who produce and patronize devotional-spiritual art. This Krishna Brass Murti has been handpicked for its apt portrayal of the highly characteristic deity. He is playing on the murali as He stands with
In Hindu Religion Lord Krishna is the choicest subject of Indian artisans. The most deeply loved of
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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 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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Much has been written about Ganesha. As Hindu dharma's most adorable boy-deity, He has inspired countless artisans and painters, and poets across the subcontinent since time immemorial; and how could He not? So overcome by love are His devotees - and so widespread His followers - that His form is ubiquitous on the streets, inside homes, and across commercial establishments in India. This is b
Much has been written about Ganesha. As Hindu dharma's most adorable boy-deity, He has inspired
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Lord Hanuman sits down balanced on a single knee. He sets the mace down to His right, and gathers His hands in the namaskaram mudra. This mudra conveys an acknowledgement of the divine contained within the entity afore oneself. In the case of the great Hanuman, it is none other than Lord Rama before whom He bows. The face with the protruding jaws that bear striking resemblance to a monkey.
Lord Hanuman sits down balanced on a single knee. He sets the mace down to His right, and gathers Hi
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Karttikeya, also known as Murugan, Skanda, Kumara,and Subrahmanya, is the Hindu god of war. He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, brother of Ganesha, and a god whose life story has many versions in Hinduism. He is a philosopher-warrior, who destroyed evil in the form of the demon Taraka while teaching the pursuit of ethical life and the theology of Shaiva Siddhanta. After many exploits which proved
Karttikeya, also known as Murugan, Skanda, Kumara,and Subrahmanya, is the Hindu god of war. He is th
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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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A standing Ganesha is one of the most rarely seen postures of Ganesha sculptures. Here he stands diligently on a thick pedestal having a green grassy platform with the mouse towards his left foot, busy eating modak. This sculpture is chiseled out of a single piece of white translucent marble that allows light to enter and produce a soft glow while retaining its high polish. Have a look at the beau
A standing Ganesha is one of the most rarely seen postures of Ganesha sculptures. Here he stands dil
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Godhead of Hindu trinity deities and the most popular incarnation of Lord Vishnu- Lord Krishna or Murlimanohar is the leader, hero, protector, teacher, and a friend of all. He is the ruler, not only of religion and philosophy, but also mysticism, literature, and all aspects of Indian folklore. Here he stands on a flourishing carved multilayered leveled-up inverted lotus in his run-of-the-mill cros
Godhead of Hindu trinity deities and the most popular incarnation of Lord Vishnu- Lord Krishna or Mu
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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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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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Shadakshari Lokeshvara, the supreme soul (‘ishvara’) of the realm of existence (‘loka’) wherein it thrives, a manifestation of the six (‘shad’) syllables (‘akshara’) of om-mani-Padme-hm, is a form of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. He is mentioned in the sixth form of the Sadhanamala. The name Chenrezig has its origin in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. A solemn, bitone sculpture o
Shadakshari Lokeshvara, the supreme soul (‘ishvara’) of the realm of existence (‘loka’) wher
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This large mythical bird is a representation of birth and heaven and an enemy of snakes, carrying amalgamated features of an eagle and human. Here it sits on a large stylized throne crowned with long and fancy peacock feathers and two peacock torsos heading out at the seat from either side. Garuda is the vahana of Lord Vishnu and appears in both Hindu and Buddhist mythology. It is carved here
This large mythical bird is a representation of birth and heaven and an enemy of snakes, carrying am
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There is more to the adorable laughing Buddha than meets the eye. His face bursts forth with the mirth of enlightenment. His rucksack contains the bare essentials of a Bodhisattva, which is not much, but He is supremely content. A string of prayer beads graces His ample neck. The laughing Buddha, who lived in Zhejiang during the rule of Later Liang, was reputed to be a Buddha of benevolent charact
There is more to the adorable laughing Buddha than meets the eye. His face bursts forth with the mir
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Devi Mahakali, the consort of ‘Mahakala’ (Great Time), a form of Lord Shiva, is the Goddess of time, life, death, creation, as well as liberation. The most powerful Goddess Mahakali is one of the three manifestations of Devi Durga that represent the three Gunas of material nature (sattva, rajas, and tamas). Being the consort of Lord Shiva, who is the predominating deity of the mode of ignoranc
Devi Mahakali, the consort of ‘Mahakala’ (Great Time), a form of Lord Shiva, is the Goddess of t
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The silhouette of Ganesha is unmistakable. The chubby limbs, the pot belly, the signature trunk, and the large ears are each enough to give away His sacred presence. The adorable boy-deity of the Hindu pantheon, Ganesha is arguably the most deeply loved deity; His icons, the most widely stocked up on. This Ganesha is small enough to fit into the palm of the devotee, the gracious lines of the sculp
The silhouette of Ganesha is unmistakable. The chubby limbs, the pot belly, the signature trunk, and
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A one-of-a-kind standing Buddha sculpture. Usually depicted as a seated figure nestled in the belly of a lotus, Siddhartha Gautama had a long past before He sat down at the foot of the Bodhi tree. He had spent years wandering the dense Himalayan foothills as an ascetic and the great Northern plains as a mendicant. The murti that you see on this page is of the wandering mendicant, seemingly just ar
A one-of-a-kind standing Buddha sculpture. Usually depicted as a seated figure nestled in the belly
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Lord Soorya is revered as the prime source of life and nourishment by the peoples of the subcontinent. His many names include Vivasvat (Sanskrit word for 'brilliant'), Savitra ('nourisher'), and Lokachakshu ('eye of the realm'). Lore has it that He rides a chariot as brilliant as He is, drawn by no less than seven horses, across the skies each day in His bid to overpo
Lord Soorya is revered as the prime source of life and nourishment by the peoples of the subcontinen
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The tall, beauteous, and stately Lakshmi Ji blesses the devotee with plenty. The wife of none other than the great Vishnu, She presides over wealth which is the necessary means to His function of preserving creation through destruction. She has been given the resplendent finish of pale gold, Her saree draped in modern-day urban North Indian style. On Her head sits a skillfully carved crown, from u
The tall, beauteous, and stately Lakshmi Ji blesses the devotee with plenty. The wife of none other
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