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Bronze Saraswati Seated on a Swan 20"
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    Bronze Saraswati Seated on a Swan 20"

    Item # 16b24

    Price: $1390

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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: 20 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 9.5 x 7 inches
    • Weight: 39 pounds
    • Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of wisdom and wife of Brahma
    • This statue captures Saraswati with her vehicle the swan
    • Bangladeshi bronze statues are extremely rare. Lotus Sculpture is the only company who carries them. Soon, we fear, there will be no more Hindu bronze artists in Muslim Bangadesh so this is an opportunity to have a piece of history
    • This Saraswati is a one of a kind, lost wax method, bronze statue. Only one of these statues is ever made
    • Saraswati ships directly from our California gallery

    Description

    This piece is very unique in its style. It departs from typical Pala period pieces that Bangladesh usually produces. Saraswati looks to be a mix of two styles, North Indian and Hoysala style of the south. Saraswati expression is North Indian with her wide eyes and rounded face. The overall mass of her and her vehicle the beautiful swan she sits on is typical of Northern Indian bronzes. Her flourishing robes, ornate headdress and elegant base she sits upon are all typical of the Hoysala style of Halebid in south India. Overall it is a very interesting and beautiful piece.

    About Saraswati

    Saraswati the goddess of knowledge, who is praised by the wise, who is the wife of the creator, may she reside on the tip of my tongue.

    Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge and the arts, embodies the wisdom of Devi. She is the river of consciousness that enlivens creation; she is the dawn-goddess whose rays dispel the darkness of ignorance. Without her there is only chaos and confusion. To realize her one must go beyond the pleasures of the senses and rejoice in the serenity of the spirit.

    Saraswati wears neither jewels or paints herself with bright colors. The white sari she adorns reflects her essential purity, her rejection of all that is base and materialistic. She transcends the craving s of the flesh and rejoiced in the powers of the mind as the patron of pure wisdom. She embodies all that is pure and sublime in Nature.

    The four Vedas, books of universal knowledge, were her offspring. Her mount, the swan, personifies pure knowledge and her herald, the peacock, is a symbol of the arts. Schools and libraries are her temples; books, pens, all tools of the artist and musical instruments are the items used in puja to the enlightening goddess of wisdom.

    The Story of Saraswati Saving the World from Shiva's Third Eye and the Beast of Doom:  Shiva was woken from his meditations and looked around to discover a world on the brink of corruption and being unsalvageable. Shiva decided it was time to wipe the slate clean. Shiva, the destroyer, opened his world destroying third eye attempting to destroy the three worlds. Out came a terrible fire that threatened all existence.

    There was panic everywhere. Only Saraswati remained calm. "Shiva's fire burns only that which is impure and corrupt."

    She took the form of a river and with her pure waters picked up the dreaded fire from Shiva's third eye. Within the folds of her water she carried the fire far away from the earth to the bottom of the sea where it transformed into a fire breathing mare called Badavagni - the beast of doom.

    "So long as the world is pure and man wise, this terrible creature will remain on the bottom of the sea. When wisdom is abandoned and man corrupts the world, Badavagni will emerge and destroy the universe," foretold the wise goddess.

    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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