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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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    Great Buddha and timely delivery - 7.26.2014

    This Buddha is going to be a gift and it will make a lovely gift. It arrived on time and well packed. Good job.

    Reviewer:Angus Vail (Salem, OR, US)

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    Recent Devi Yantra purchase....one of many - 7.15.2014

    We have been shopping at Lotus Sculpture for a good number of years and we have always been pleased with our purchases. As you perhaps know, buying the statues is the first step and "energizing" them at the temple is another step and the latter is important for "bonding" with the statue and to "take the metal" out of it. Putting the "deity" in the statue is a time-consuming and costly step, depending on the temple one chooses. It could range between $100 - 300. Fortunately the purchase of the statue itself at Lotus Sculpture makes it a great first experience and the next steps are equally moving, organizing the trip, purchases for the real deity, costs to the temple and swamis etc. I wished that some of the statues were more affordable, but then I understand that you offer quality product and that you run a business, not a temple. At the most a payment plan should be offered (pardon me if it is, I am not aware of it) instead of putting the item on a credit card. Personally, I do not like to associate my statues with credit. I see every item that you sell as divine, at least the path to an incredible experience with the "other" world, be it Hindu or Buddhist. Thanks for the great opportunity for shopping at Lotus Sculpture. I received the Yantra and will have it consecrated at the Kali Temple in Burtonsville, MD. We have also bought: Kali blessed in Burtonsville, MD, a.k.a Miss Kitty The Goddess with the mirror (she is now Meenakshi, blessed at the Murugan temple of North America, a.k.a Babe Ganesh, a.k.a Bongo on drums, blessed at the Ganesh temple, Queens Muruga and his peacock,a.k.a. Murray, blessed at Palani Andavar's shrine, Murugan temple of North America. The peacock lamp They have all been blessed and contrary to popular belief, I do not have a special shrine or altar in my house, I place them wherever I desire in the house, bedroom, living room and I do not feel disrespectful towards them. I figure, if they can see me in form and formless, what difference does it make whether they are in my bedroom or in a special part of the house dedicated to them? I do not believe in strict adherence to rituals. I do not possess these statues for religious purposes only. We offer them the food we eat on a daily basis. They also have special names. They make us happy, we love them. The represent beauty, a presence of something divine or more, I do not know. I know that they love us and smile in turn, NOT ALL THE TIME and that is how I know that the deity is here with us. They sometimes show sadness. Basically the relationship with them is an endless labor of love, cooking for them, celebrating birthdays with them, buying fruits for bongo, gardening for them and so forth. The experience is unbelievable.

    Reviewer:Jenny (Roselle Park, nj, US)

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    Best place to buy any kind of Hindu or Buddhist icon! - 7.10.2014

    Kyle Tortora provides a great service in making these murthies available, and best of all, he has a deep understanding of Hinduism and Buddhism, and the esoterics of worship. I've recently bought my second murthy from Lotus. Kyle maintains an outstanding inventory of beautiful statues in all materials and sizes and his prices are extremely reasonable. Shipping was super fast! His customer service is among the best I've ever encountered. Thank you Lotus Sculpture!

    Reviewer:Gayatri Rajan (CANYON, CA, US)

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    Better than going to India to find the perfect fit. - 7.4.2014

    Having gone to India to purchase statues many times, spending days trying to find good craftsmanship and then arranging the import is no more ! The wood sculpture that I bought for my husband for our fifth wedding anniversary was so much better in person than even in the pictures. Thank you Lotus Scuplture ! I will be purchasing more in the future for sure.

    Reviewer:Gopal (Tampa, Florida, US)

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    Very pleased with my purchase! - 7.4.2014

    I wanted a Buddha for my garden. I looked on many sites on the internet and just couldn't find the right one. Then I found your website and loved the finish and color tones that they have. The delivery was fast and the item was packaged very well for shipping. It is really too pretty to put in the garden so I put it in my living room instead. Looks very beautiful! Thanks so much!

    Reviewer:Karen Lee Brumm (Avon, Indiana, US)

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    Excellent Business - 7.2.2014

    I couldn't be more pleased with this company. The statue I ordered is beautiful! The owner and staff are courteous, responsive and insure a pleasant purchasing experience for their customers. They shipped in a timely manner and the statue was expertly packed. Without hesitation, I give Lotus Sculpture my highest recommendation!

    Reviewer:Virginia Bartlett (Paige, Texas, US)

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    Gorgeous Ganesh - 6.30.2014

    This little guy is so adorable! I love the antiqued colors on the brass! I have been looking for awhile for a Ganesh statue, and when I saw this one I knew my search was over!! Shipping was quick and packaged securely. Thank you for making these statues available!

    Reviewer:Robin (Smithtown, NY, US)

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    Lotus Sculpture provide a fantastic, easy and seamless experience ! - 6.22.2014

    I am thrilled with my Shiva statue that I ordered from Lotus Sculpture, Kyle was a pleasure to deal with promptly answering my queries and questions. I would not hesitate to deal with Lotus Sculpture again, and will be sure to recommend them to all of my friends here in Sydney ! John

    Reviewer:John Cusack (Sydney, NSW, AU)

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    Kwan Yin 84 inch statue - 6.14.2014

    Kyle -- The Kwan Yin statue is absolutely stunning!! The detail, the scale, the warmth of the wood, and the serenity of the expression are exactly what I was looking for. The piece looked amazing online, but it is far, far more impressive in person. It is truly the centerpiece of my home now, and I can't stop staring at her. Thank you so much for your prompt service, for answering all of my questions, and for packing the statue so carefully. Now what in the heck am I going to do with this 8 foot tall crate in my garage?! :) :)

    Reviewer:P Davis (Portland, OR, 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 info@lotussculpture.com or call us at 1(760) 994-4455. 

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