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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
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Salutations to Lord Ganesha -son of Uma-Mahadev, who has an elephant-head, being attended by the band of his followers (GANANATHA), dines his favourite wood-apple and rose–apple fruits, who is the cause of the destruction of all sorrows, Whose feet are like lotus. One should observe Ganesha with full devotion, feel his qualities and waves such as immensity, pride and fearlessness, immense streng
Salutations to Lord Ganesha -son of Uma-Mahadev, who has an elephant-head, being attended by the ban
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In the Shaiva shrines of South India, the wife of Mahadeva Shiva- Parvati, resides as Shivakamasundari – the beautiful woman who is the sole focus of Shiva’s passionate love. Resonating with her descriptions in the Hindu textual traditions, Devi Parvati in her sculptures appears as a divine amalgamation of yoga (spiritual attainment) and Bhoga (material fulfilments). Maa Parvati’s standing i
In the Shaiva shrines of South India, the wife of Mahadeva Shiva- Parvati, resides as Shivakamasunda
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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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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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A life-sized Lord Shiva statue for the home or office of the finest devotee. Sculpted from brass and given a sturdy finish, the big Lord Shiva statue that you see on this page is fit to be installed outdoors. It depicts the great Adiyogi Shiva seated in lalitasana on a mound of the Himalayas. A tigerskin asana lies beneath Him. While it is common iconography to depict the ascetic Shiva in a standi
A life-sized Lord Shiva statue for the home or office of the finest devotee. Sculpted from brass and
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The vitarka mudra is of great importance in Buddhist iconography. The enlightened one sits in a stable padmasana and raises the right hand in the stance of dispensing vidya (awareness). This is called vitarka in Sanskrit; while ‘mudra’ refers to the stance of the hands in particular. As you could see in the murti on this page, the forefinger curves forward to touch the tips with the thumb, and
The vitarka mudra is of great importance in Buddhist iconography. The enlightened one sits in a stab
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The Hindu deity, Bhagwan Krishna is famous for his naughty leelas with Radha and other gopis of Gokul, the intense charm of his face, and the Madhur (melodious) tunes arousing from his flute. This sculpture of Krishna depicts him as standing on a rectangular thick brass block etched in a realistic stone-like pattern. He is postured in his iconic tribhanga posture with the left leg bent forward and
The Hindu deity, Bhagwan Krishna is famous for his naughty leelas with Radha and other gopis of Goku
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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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A portrayal that is simple. Almost basic. Downright rustic. The Radha-Krishna iconography captures the imagination of devotees and artisans alike, to which the twin sculpture that you see on this page is no exception. Fashioned from brass and finished with a serrated texture, this would make for an unusual yet tasteful addition to your space. The handsome lovers are in bliss in each other’s comp
A portrayal that is simple. Almost basic. Downright rustic. The Radha-Krishna iconography captures t
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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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It is not just His childlike innocence that makes Ganesha one of the most popular deities of the Indian pantheon. The adorable form of a chubby little boy, His generosity with blessings and boons, and that unfailing love of laddoos - so much so that His iconography is incomplete without a bunch of the delectable Indian sweetmeat in the picture - endear Him to His devotees. The fateful Samudra-Mant
It is not just His childlike innocence that makes Ganesha one of the most popular deities of the Ind
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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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Gentle and wise and perfect in every way, Lord Ganesha is the widely revered son of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. Ganesha Brass Statue is adored by devotees for His childlike form and disposition, which gives Him a high propensity to mete out blessings and boons to those who simply turn to him. In this life-sized sculpture, He is seated in all His cosmic glamour upon a curvaceous multi-tiered thron
Gentle and wise and perfect in every way, Lord Ganesha is the widely revered son of Lord Shiva and D
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Gautam Buddha, the first to attain Buddhahood, is the founder of Buddhism, primarily followed only by the people of Tibet, but now it is popularly revered all over the world. This brass statue of Buddha is a representation of his state where he teaches his followers the ways to achieve enlightenment. Lord Buddha sits in a lotus posture on an elongated lotus plinth, carved in a beautiful double lay
Gautam Buddha, the first to attain Buddhahood, is the founder of Buddhism, primarily followed only b
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Lord Buddha hailed from a royal family, of the Shakya clan, hailing from the modern Indo-Nepal border. As a young man, he renounced his aristocratic heritage and embraced the life of an ascetic beggar. Buddha understood the fallacies of materialistic attachments. He taught to his followers that this attachment was the root of all suffering. It's notable however that Buddha never advocated com
Lord Buddha hailed from a royal family, of the Shakya clan, hailing from the modern Indo-Nepal borde
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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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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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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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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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Sri Hanuman is one of the most widely revered gods of the Hindu pantheon. This imposing, bejeweled statue of the Lord captures His divine appeal to perfection: the resplendence of all three looks pours forth from the skin, while His muscles give away His superhuman strength. The clenched fist, the parting of His legs, and the angle of His mace - without which His iconography is incomplete - are in
Sri Hanuman is one of the most widely revered gods of the Hindu pantheon. This imposing, bejeweled s
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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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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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The emergence of goddess Durga marked the power of feminism; she was created by the cosmic powers of the trinity and other gods to defeat the Buffalo demon Mahishasura. Goddess Durga is revered as Durga Nashini, which translates as ‘the one who eliminates suffering’, as she is the Shakti or Mother goddess in Hinduism. She is sculpted here with a single piece of white marble in lalitasana postu
The emergence of goddess Durga marked the power of feminism; she was created by the cosmic powers of
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