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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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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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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 side by side with the te
Nataraja is the most popular representation of the Hindu God Shiva. In Sanskrit, Nata means dance an
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On the pistil of an upturned lotus, pedestal stands the steady chaturbhujadhari (four-armed) Ganesha, poised on a quadrilateral plinth engraved with lotus petals. The vertical structures on either side of the same are designed to be wound around with a rope in order to maneuver the sculpture. This Ganesha composition is a panchaloha murti from Swamimalai. Panchaloha refers to a blend of five (‘p
On the pistil of an upturned lotus, pedestal stands the steady chaturbhujadhari (four-armed) Ganesha
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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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Aventurine is a variety of quartz that is known for its unusual texture. It has a natural translucence coupled with a deep shimmer, termed aventurescence. The same is brought out to perfection in the longline Nataraja sculpture that you see on this page. It is a rich green color, which is the natural color of aventurine. A two-tiered plinth was comprising lotus blooms with the pistils against each
Aventurine is a variety of quartz that is known for its unusual texture. It has a natural translucen
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The patron deity of Tirupati, India, Lord Venkateshvara is a manifestation of Vishnu. His name is derived from the nearby Mount Venkata (‘ishvara’ roughly translates to god). The crystal-sculpted murti that you see on this page is a replica of the idol at the Tirumala Venkateshvara Temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. Considered one of the holiest sites in India, the temple dates back to
The patron deity of Tirupati, India, Lord Venkateshvara is a manifestation of Vishnu. His name is de
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Shiva literally means "the auspicious one". In Hinduism, he is known as the Destroyer within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity, that includes Brahma and Vishnu. In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is one of the supreme beings who creates, protects, and transforms the universe. One of his titles, Nataraja, is a depiction of Lord Shiva as the divine dancer. His dance form is called Tandavam or Nada
Shiva literally means "the auspicious one". In Hinduism, he is known as the Destroyer with
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Nataraja, Lord of the Dance, who sweeps away ignorance and illusion, is the Hindu god, Shiva, in his form as the cosmic dancer. He is also known as Brahman, the 'supreme universal consciousness', and as the 'auspicious one'. He is one of the main deities of Hinduism, whom Shaivites worship as the supreme God and is commonly attributed as Benign, Beneficent, and the Great Lord a
Nataraja, Lord of the Dance, who sweeps away ignorance and illusion, is the Hindu god, Shiva, in his
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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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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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