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Parvati with Sons Murugan & Ganesh 16"
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    Parvati with Sons Murugan & Ganesh 16" Item # 16b22

    Price: $1885

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    Outstanding personal attention and amazing pieces - 4.7.2015

    Even though my purchase was a modest 11 inch statue Kyle took the time to let my girlfriend and I look around his amazing warehouse and patiently answered our numerous questions. He has some absolutely stunning pieces and it was a real pleasure to be able to admire them all without feeling rushed. When the day comes that I am ready to add another piece to my collection I will definitely make Lotus Sculpture my first stop.

    Reviewer:Alan Brian (SAN MARCOS, California, US)

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    Brings beauty and peace to my garden. Totally Zen. - 4.5.2015

    Just sitting and looking at this beautiful Buddha statue brings a feeling of calm and peace, not only to me and my husband but this sentiment has been relayed to us by all friends and relatives who came to see the lovely zen Buddha statue. This is a second Buddha statue we have purchased from the lotus sculptures, and they both are breathintakingly beautiful. Thank you Kyle

    Reviewer:Mohini (Gainesville, Ga, US)

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    Awesome customer service and great product - 4.2.2015

    I was looking for my first Ganesh and referred by someone about Lotus Sculpture. There are many Ganesh and other great statues to choose, excellent customer service, I just loved them. Thank you very much!

    Reviewer:Angela Ashley (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, US)

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    Bronze Krishna on Cow Statue, 24" - 3.25.2015

    I bought a unique, one-of-a-kind statue from Lotus Sculpture which depict Krishna sitting sideways on a cow and playing his flute, while the cow has twisted her neck around so she can gaze up at him with loving eyes. It depicts a very touching moment. The cow's posture shows such love and devotion. I've never seen anything like it. The artistic balance between Krishna and the cow is wonderful, and Krishna is very well done, with a slight smile on his face as he plays his flute. It's the most remarkable statue of Krishna I've ever seen. In addition, the shipment was extremely prompt and a proper statement of value accompanied the statue. This has been a very good experience with Lotus Sculpture. --Maris Whitaker

    Reviewer:Maris Whitaker (Boulder, Colorado, US)

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    Bought one last week, bought a second today - 3.24.2015

    Purchased a 19" painted Ganesha. It arrived last week and it is better than expected. It was very well packed. The colors are vibrant and the hues are perfect. I was afraid they might be garish in hand, but those fears were completely unfounded. Beautiful color palette. The carving is well detailed. It is a very handsome piece. I couldn't be happier with it In fact, I was so happy that I just finished purchasing a 36" painted Garuda. Once I saw the quality of the Ganesh I felt confident in purchasing a more expensive piece. And eagerly awaiting its arrival. Had I the money and the room, I would be in trouble.

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    Statue - Vishnu - 3.24.2015

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    Reviewer:Madhurika (, Herts, GB)

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    Good Product Good Service - 3.23.2015

    This is the first time I bought a statue from Lotus Sculpture. It arrived the next day. Well packaged. It is a beautiful Ganesh hand made wooden statue. Suggestion: it would be nice if you could list on your website if the statues you get from India involve fair trade and fair labor. I am already looking on the website for my next purchase. Thank you for the great experience and importantly for making these beautiful pieces of art available for purchase in the US.

    Reviewer:Varun Khanna (Los Angeles, CA, US)

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    Exactly as promised - 3.11.2015

    I've known about Lotus Sculpture from Hinduism Today magazine and from the testimonies of friends. His site is first rate and exhaustively documented with beautiful photographs, dimensions and descriptions. I appreciate the breadth of sculptures available be they of museum quality, bronzes or brasses, or as in my case, resin volcanic stone suitable for extreme weather and a more modest budget. It was a relief to know that I was going to be pleased when I opened the box to see professional grade rigid foam packing surrounding a thing of beauty.

    Reviewer:Nandi (oysterville, wa, US)

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    Excellent - 3.11.2015

    Excellent arrival time, packaging, quality of statue.

    Reviewer:Jennifer Metzger (Hatfield, MA, US)
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    • Materials: Bangladeshi Lost Wax Method Bronze
    • Total Height Including Base: 16 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 15 x 7 inches
    • Weight: 37 pounds
    • Parvati is beautiful with her head cast nonchalantly back. Her body explodes with womanhood
    • Parvati's 2 sons Ganesh and Murugan are shown accompaying their mother
    • Parvati is a hand made, one of a kind, bronze sculpture cast by the artists of Dhamrai, Bangladesh using the lost wax process, a skill passed on for generations since the Pala period

    Description

    Each figure of this piece is a marvel if looked at separately.  When viewed as a whole it is hard to deny the mastery of the artist who created this wonder.  The Parvati lounges upon a grand sofa with her two children, Murugan and Ganesh.  Murugan and Ganesh sit on either side of her and there is a devotee by her feet holding a bowl.  Laying beside Parvati's breast is a small perfectly detailed child.

    The sofa's mantle is perfectly sculpted.  There are two elephants with their trunks raised as well as two horses and a Lingam of her husband Shiva between the two elephants.  Each piece taken separately is a wonderful little sculpture.

    Parvati is beautiful with her head cast nonchalantly back.  Her body explodes with womanhood.  Her right hand is holding a flame-like flower. 

    About Parvati

    The Hindu goddess Parvati is a known as "the daughter of the mountain". Parvati is Shakti herself, the wife of Shiva. She is the benign aspect of the Mother Goddess Devi. Parvati is also considered as the supreme Divine Mother or Lady and all other goddesses are referred to as her incarnations or manifestations. Shaktas consider her as the ultimate Divine Shakti - the embodiment of the total energy of the universe.

    The Story of Parvati

    After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva isolated himself into a dark cave buried amongst the snow covered peaks of the Himalayas.  He rejected the world outside so distraught was he by the lose of his first true love.
    Meanwhile the demons lead by Taraka, rose from the netherworld and drove the devas, gods, out of the heavens.  The gods sought a warrior who would help them regain the celestial realm.
    "Only Shiva can father such a warrior," informed Brahma.
    But Shiva, immersed in meditation, was oblivious to the problems of the gods.  As he performed tapas, meditations that produce great heat and energy, his mind was filled with great knowledge and his body became resplendent with energy.  But all this knowledge and energy, bottled within his being, was of not use to anyone.
    The gods invoked the mother-goddess, who appeared before them as Kundalini, a coiled serpent.
    "I will coil myself around Shiva, wean out his knowledge and energy for the good of the world and make him father a child," said Shakti.
    Shakti took birth as Parvati, daughter of the Himavan, lord of the mountains, determined to draw Shiva out of his cave and make him her consort.
    Everyday Parvati would visit Shiva's cave, sweep the floor, decorate it with flowers and offer him fruits hoping to win his love.
    But Shiva never opened his eyes to look upon her charming face.  Exasperated, the goddess invoked Priti and Rati, goddess of love and longing, to rouse Shiva out of his mediation.
    These goddesses entered Shiva desolate cave and transformed it into a pleasure garden filled with the fragrance of flowers and the buzzing of bees.
    Guided by Priti and Rati, Kama, the lord of desire, raised his sugarcane bow and shot arrows dripping with desire into the heart of Shiva.
    Shiva was not amused.  He opened his third eye and released the flames of fury that engulfed Kama and reduced his beautiful body to ashes.
    The death of Kama alarmed the gods.  "Without the lord of desire man will not embrace woman and life will cease to be."
    "I shall find another way to conquer Shiva's heart.  When Shiva becomes my consort, Kama will be reborn," said the daughter of the mountain, Parvati.
    Parvati went into the forest and performed rigorous tapas, wearing nothing to protect her tender body form the harsh weather, eating nothing, not even a leaf, earning the admiration of forest ascetics who named her Aparna.
    Aparna matched Shiva in her capacity to cut herself from the world and completely master her physical needs.  The power of her tapas shook Shiva out of his mediation.  He stepped out of his cave and accepted Parvati as his wife. 
    Shiva married Parvati in the presence of the gods following the sacred rites and took her to the highest peak of the cosmos, Mount Kailasa, the pivot of the universe.  As the world revolved all around them the two became one and Kama was reborn.
    Parvati melted Shiva's stern heart with her affection.  Together they played dice on Mount Kailas or sported on the banks of Lake Manasarovar, discovering the joys of married life.
    The goddess awakened Shiva's concern for the world by questioning him on various issues.  As he spoke, he revealed the secrets of the Tantras and the Vedas that he had gathered in eons of mediation.
    Inspired by her beauty, Shiva became the fountainhead of the arts, of dance and drama.  He sang and danced to the delight of the gods who were pleased to see his enchantment with the goddess.
    Parvati gave Shiva's aura to the gods.  "From this will rise the warlord you seek," said the goddess.
    The gods gave Shiva's aura to Svaha, consort of Agni, the fire god.  Unable to bear the heat of the god Agni for long, Svaha gave the aura to Ganga the river goddess who cooled it in her icy waters until Shiva's aura turned into a seed.
    Aranyani, the goddess of the forest, embedded the divine seed in the fertile forest floor where it was transformed into a robust child with six heads and twelve arms.
    Six forest nymphs called the Krittikas found this magnificent child in a lotus.  Over come by maternal affection they began nursing him.  The six headed son of Shiva, born of many mothers, came to be known as Kartikeya.
    Parvati taught Kartikeya the art of war and turned him into a the celestial warlord called Skanda.
    Skanda took command of the celestial armies, defeated Taraka in battle and restored the heavens to the gods.

     

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    Care

    Bangladeshi Bronze is an extremely durable metal made from a combination of 5 metals; copper, iron, tin, with minute additions of silver and gold.  This combination is called Panchaloha bronze and is the basis for making the sacred Hindu temple statues around the world.  Copper is the most prevalent metal in the alloy.  Copper also gives the metal a softer composition that allows the bronze artisans to carve the details that are prevalent in each piece.    All the Bangleshi bronze sculpture Lotus Sculpture carries are Panchaloham and thus suited for any home altar or community temple. 

    "If you would like the piece to shine use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the bronze statue."

    Because of the durability of the metal not much is needed to maintain a bronze sculpture.  Many of our customers purchase a bronze statue and perform daily puja and abhisheka consisting of bathing the Hindu deity in ghee, milk, coconut milk or other liquids.  In this case nothing is needed to keep the statue clean as it will be bathed daily.  If the sculpture is used for "darshan" or simply viewing the sculpture it is best to dust the statue as needed so no dirt collects in the details of the sculpture. For Bangladeshi bronze statues if you would like the sculpture to shine, use a cotton cloth with some coconut oil or other natural oil to wipe down the piece as needed. 
    If you have any questions concerning your bronze statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455. 

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