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Nataraja Statue - 12.2.2013
The purchasing experience was very pleasant. It was very easy to place the order for the idol. I was even able to change my order at the last minute.
The Nataraja statue arrived very well packaged. The idol is very beautifully crafted, and is an excellent piece of craftmanship.
Reviewer:Ravi Lakshmanan (Shrewsbury, MA, US)
Buddha garden statue - 11.24.2013
I had a very positive shopping experience with lotus sculpture, Kyle was very helpful and always responded to all of my questions and queries quickly.
Reviewer:Sarah (Kings Beach, CA, US)
Awesome - 11.18.2013
My item was shipped promptly, and intact and I mostly like, Very highly likely to be purchasing from them for now on.
Reviewer:Moore Marie (Seaman, Ohio, US)
Shiva in the House! - 11.17.2013
This beautiful Nataraja was an impulse buy, and it arrived at my front door after a few days delay to retrieve it from it's temporary home at the Depak Chopra Center for Wellness, which only added to it's beauty. I did have to spend a day polishing the floors to give it a worthy room. I shipped art from India in the past and I was very glad to be able to have such quality art without the expense of going to India to find it myself. Thank You Lotus.
Reviewer:Amelia Neffati (Bolinas, CA, US)
Magnificent statue - 10.28.2013
We received our beautifully carved statue of the Buddha rapidly and efficiently. We're delighted with him and recommend Lotus Sculpture to anyone who wants a true work of art.
Reviewer:Alison Tinsley (Sonoma, CA, US)
Excellent - 10.24.2013
All around great will be buying again.
Reviewer:Ed (Palm Harbor, fl, US)
Most excellent - 10.16.2013
I received the item I ordered, a beautiful wall Naga Kanya, well within the shipping parameters and she was in perfect condition. Really one of the nicest statues of any Hindu/Buddhist for its price that I've ever found. Well done!!
Reviewer:Carol Matthews (Kingston, NY, US)
Top product and flawless service - 10.9.2013
The experience dealing with Lotus Sculpture was flawless from start to finish. When my Shiva arrived and I unpacked it, it literally took my breath away. Such a quality piece. I can highly recommend them if you are in the market for a unique piece of art.
Reviewer:Charles Cook (Pasadena, CA, US)
Stunning Buddha, Stunning Service - 10.8.2013
From my very first interaction with Lotus Sculpture through the delivery of my beautiful Buddha, each person I have interacted with has been exceptional. And, my Buddha garden statue is lovely. I look forward to purchasing from Kyle again. Thanks so much. Shane
The chubby Ganesh is light on his feet with his legs bent springing about on his chubby yet shapely legs. He has four arms, two of which hold a flute. A flute is usually a instrument played by Krishna. Ganesh, like Krishna affirms life by celebrating in its wonders, music being one of these. In his other two hands he holds a noose and axe. His trunk is raised straight up symbolizing good luck. The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the fingers and toes. Each detail is rendered perfectly.
The statue has some verdegris patina which is typical of bronzes. The green can easily be removed with coconut oil should you not like the appearance. The base has two holes that are used by the faithful in India to put two poles through the base of the Ganesh sculpture and carry it around in procession before it is placed into the inner sanctum of the temple. Hindus believe that the actual god lies within all statues of the diety. Only by physically seeing the god "darshan" is a Hindu able to experience the god. Therefore the gods are often carried around the temple for all people to see and experience in the presence of the god.
"In heaven Lord Ganesh will establish the predominance of gods, on earth that of people, in the nether world that of serpents and anti-gods" ~A Hymn from Sri Bhagavat-Tathva~
The chubby, gentle, wise, elephant-headed Ganesh, or Ganesha, is one of Hinduisms most popular deities. He is the remover of obstacles, the deity whom worshippers first acknowledge when they visit a temple. He is also patron of letters and of learning; he is the legendary scribe who, using his broken tusk, which he often holds, wrote down parts of the Mahabharata epic. Ganesh is usually depicted colored red; he is pot bellied, has one tusk broken, and has four arms that may hold a pasam, a goad, and a pot of rice or sweetmeats. The sweet meats are held in a type of bowl known as a laddus. His appetite for these sweets is legendary and offerings of them are often left at his shrine.
Statues of Ganesh can be found in most Indian towns. His image is placed where new houses are to be built; he is honored at the start of a journey or business venture, and poets traditionally invoke him at the start of a book.
A pasam is a triple twine weapon. Each of the three twines represents, arrogance and conceit, Maya - the illusory nature of the real world, ignorance. In Hindu ideology weapons are a viewed as symbolic tools to destroy the ego rather than to cause any type of bloodshed. Goads (or elephant prods) are typically used to direct elephants. Goads are symbolic of how one should steer the soul away from the ignorance and illusions of this earthly world just as a mahout would steer an elephant away from any treacherous path.
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 of India and 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 South Indian 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 both polished golden bronzes and antique patina 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.
Many of our bronze Hindu statues have been placed in outdoor temples. Bronze's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate. We suggest you bathe the sculpture every couple of months so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture and then use a cotton cloth with some natural oil to give the statue a shine. Both indoors and outdoors a bronze statue can be left alone which, overtime, will give the bronze an antique patina.
On some bronze statues you can see small hints of lime green, verde-gris patina. Some people prize this color for its age others want to remove it. If you would like to remove the verde-gris use a tooth brush with some coconut oil or other natural oil and lightly go over the verde-gris. This should remove the unwanted patina from the sculpture.
If you have any questions concerning your bronze statue please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us email@example.com for a shipping quote.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
Shipping quote for Bronze Ganesh Statue Playing Flute 38"
This statue weighs too much to be shipped using UPS or any of our international carriers and will have to be shipped by a freight carrier. We will get you a freight shipping quote for this statue. Or you can call us directly at 1 (760) 994-4455.
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