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Masterpiece Gopal Krishna & Cows 36"
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    Masterpiece Gopal Krishna & Cows 36"

    Item # 3b11

    Price: $19500

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    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
    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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    Beautiful product - excellent service - 6.12.2014

    The quality of the product exceeded expectations. The processing & shipment of the product was done promptly. The packaging protected the product perfectly. Business done professionally. Thank you.

    Reviewer:Perry (Middletown, NY, US)
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    • Materials: Lost Wax Method Ice brass, Polished Bronze, Pewter, Bronze, & Copper
    • Total Height Including Base: 36 inches
    • Figure Height: 20 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 26 x 16 inches
    • Weight: 185 pounds
    • Stunning Krishna cast from 4 seperate metals
    • Once in a life time, one of a kind statue!
    • A masterpiece worthy of the Chola kings!
    • This masterpiece Krishna is a one of a kind, lost wax method, bronze statue. Only one of these statues is ever made
    • FREE Shipping!  Freight shipping for Krishna is free inside the USA.  International customers will receive $150 off international shipping.  Please allow 1-2 days for packing

    Description

    Krishna is superb, a true modern masterpiece of Hindu art!  Cast using 4 separate metals in one statue, Krishna is technological bronze casting accomplishment as well as an aesthetic masterwork.  

    Krishna is captured in His classic pose of playing the flute enchanting all the cow herders' daughters with his charisma and melodies. Krishna's beautiful face has a slight smile on his lips, as if he knows that he is in some way up to mischief!  No detail is spared on his cloths and jewelry.  All of his jewels are perfectly carved.  He wears flower bud earrings.  He has tassels dangling from his arms, his headdress that curl behind his ears, tassels coming off his shoulders with a mango shape drop on the end and three sets of tassels that form a type of skirt around his legs.  His jewelry is magnificent.  He wears bracelets, armlets, and anklets on every appendage with each jewel created and carved separately.  Even the bangle on his right arm is free spinning!   He has one yali decoration on his headdress and another as a decoration on his belt.  Yalis are mythical animals that are a mix of an elephant, lion and crocodile.   The yali faced flute has a hanging bell at the end of it.  The golden color of the jewels and decorations contrast perfectly to Krishna's copper skin.

    Krishna is playing beneath an ornate and menacing form of Mahakala or "great time".  Time is seen as all conquering because in the end time devours all things.  Two yalis are carved into the spirals coming from Mahakala's mouth.  The arch is carved with tendril, spiraling designs.  On the outer edge are spade shaped designs that are angled outwards.  The arch comes to a stop at two columns on either side of Krishna that takes on the appearance of the outside of a Hindu temple.  There are two decorative spouts on either side of the midpoint of the arch that look to have a droplet of water coming out of them just like in south Indian Dravidian architecture used in the building of temples.  Below the spouts on both sides are two larger yalis up on two legs with their trunks entwined with a smaller elephant underneath them.  Two of Shiva's dwarfs or gana appear to have the weight of the arch on their shoulders with one hand supporting the arch and the other hand held out.  The small gana wear earrings and have enormous bellies.

    The arch is connected to a beautiful stand with miniature copper columns on each of the corners and silver carved friezes between the columns.  On top of the stand is a beautiful, silver, double lotus base that Krishna is standing on.

    Around Krishna are 4 cows and one bull in various forms of repose that can be arranged around Krishna.  They graze upon a large copper platform.

    Defining Features of the Statue:  The Krishna is made from multiple castings and in separate parts.  Ice brass, bronze, German silver or pewter and pure copper.  A wax mold must be made for each metal.  The casting process is very difficult because each metal has a different melting point the artist must be careful not to have the fire too hot so that the previously casted metal could melt.  The extremely difficult casting technique was pioneered by the Bronze Creative.  Others have tried to copy the technique with very little success.

    Here is a list of attributes of the sculpture and the metal they are made from:
    Krishna's body is made from copper.  His halo and jewels and decorations are made from ice brass.  The double lotus base is German silver.  His flute is made from ice brass.
    The arch is made from copper.  The two decorative spouts are ice brass.  The two gana supporting the sides of the sculpture are bronze.
    The stand that Krishna stands upon is made from pure copper and German silver.
    One cow is bronze, one is German silver and another is ice brass.  Two cows are a made to look like milk cows and are part copper and part German silver.  
    The base is one large piece of copper.

    About Krishna

    One of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, is Krishna worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. Krishna became the focus of a large number of devotional cults, which over the centuries have produced a wealth of religious poetry, music, painting and sculpture.

    The child Krishna was adored for his mischievous pranks; he also performed many miracles and slew demons. As a youth, the cowherd Krishna became renown as a lover, the sound of his flute prompting gopis (wives and daughters of the cowherds) to leave their homes to dance ecstatically with him in the forests. His favorite among them was the beautiful Radha. Krishna's youthful dalliances with the gopis are interpreted as symbolic of the loving interplay between God and the human soul. Krishna affirms life in his pranks, music and lovemaking.

    The rich variety of legends associated with Krishna's life led to an abundance of representation in painting and sculpture. The most reknown story surrounding Krishna is the Bahgavad Gita or Gita which is considered one of the most importatnt Hindu texts. The Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Krishna is explaining to Arjuna that it is Arjuna's moral obligation to fight in a war that will put him against some members of his family. Krishna like Vishnu is an upholder of the moral order of the universe.
     

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