The amount of detail captured in the area between the two lotus flowers Lokanatha is holding is beautiful. The crown looks as like the flames of a fire. His slight smile is certainly Buddha like.Write up on the original taken from Patna Museum, Bihar, India:
The detailed and elaborate style of Kurkihar of the 11th and 12th centuries is evident again in this strikingly elegant image of the Bodhisattva Lokanatha. It belongs to the reign of Rampala (AD 1072-1125). The deity sits on a double lotus with his right foot resting on a smaller lotus issuing from the base. The right hand is outstretched in the gesture of bestowing boons (blessings), the left hand clasps the stem of a lotus which blooms over his left shoulder. Another lotus was placed on the other side, giving symmetry to the composition. The figure of Lokanatha is richly bejeweled - a girdle with pearl festoons is placed about his waist, and he wears a necklace, bracelets, arm bands with a lion-faced ornament and a beaded sacred thread that sweeps down to the pedestal and goes over his right thigh. His locks of hair are piled on top of the head and held in place by a band: this coiffure contains an effigy of Amitabha.
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
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
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