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Beautiful sculpture - 5.19.2013
The sculpture is beautiful, and I'm very happy with it. It arrived promptly and safely.
Reviewer:Sharon St Joan (Kanab, UT, US)
Kyle, the helper - 5.17.2013
I order two statues (one of Lord Ganesha and an other of Lord Buddah). Unfortunatly, the Lord Ganesah's one had been sold before my order.
But, Kyle proposed me many other solution to help me getting what I wanted. So I would like to thank him for everthing he did for me.
I received both of them yesterday. I was so happy, especially when I saw how the statue were perfectly packed. They travelled few thousand miles and hd no trouble.
Once again, thank you.
Reviewer:COLLET (PAris, France, FR)
My beautiful Buddha - 5.9.2013
I just received my Statue and I am extremely pleased with it. This Buddha is destined to be a family heirloom! I highly recommend your store, thanks for the great service. Sincerely, Michael Kornwolf.
Reviewer:michael kornwolf (south milwaukee, Wisconsin, US)
Splendid indeed! - 5.9.2013
Thank you for an easy going process! Easy site, great customer service, speedy transaction... and Parvati arrived in her great splendor with loads of cushion protecting her beautiful self! Thank you so much for providing our little yoga studio with the glorious image of this statue, these are very high quality statues, at truly unbelievable prices! We will surely continue to shop at Lotus Sculpture! Thank you for a great shopping experience!
Reviewer:Theresa Curameng (orlando, FL, US)
Loved the experience - 5.6.2013
It is rare to have a web purchase feel like such a personal experience. The way the products are described and the prompt attention from the company was really great. I had a personal email from the owner within a few minutes of ordering to clarify something on my information. The statue arrived right on time and is better than I expected. Thanks
Reviewer:Doug (Santa Barbara, CA, US)
Wonderful Place of Southeast Asian Art - 5.5.2013
A a perfect place to find a rare southeast Asian art with an affordable price.
Thank you very much for shipping this beautiful statue so well and so carefully. As I have mentioned to you before, I am utterly in awe of your exquisite collection. Hopefully, one day I will be able to visit your showroom in California. With best wishes,
Reviewer:Raveesh Varma (Aurora, IL, US)
Buddha statues - 5.2.2013
I have purchased six Buddhas from Lotus Sculpture sofar and am very pleased with all of them. Because of my interest in Buddhism and in travel to Asian countries, I pick each Buddha as representative of specific nations and peoples. They remind me of the richness and variety of all these people and their great contribution to the human race. Thus, I have Buddhas from India, Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, China, and Hawaii. I have yet to purchase those from Viet Nam and Laos, countries I have yet to visit. As a professor of theology and spirituality and a writer of twelve books thusfar, my latest on Christian-Buddhist dialogue, I cannot recommend more highly the beauty of Lotus Sculpture works. Thank you to Kyle.
Reviewer:Edward Sellner (Saint Paul, MN, US)
Fantastic Service - 4.29.2013
I was very happy with the speed, ease & response when enquiring & purchasing a couple of these awesome sculptures.... Fantastic service!
In Durga's hands are two symbols associated with Vishnu the conch and the Chakra or discus. She stands on the head of the vanquished buffalo demon, Mahisha.
About Gorora Stone: Gorora stone or Red marble is a wonderful stone for sculpture because of its wide color range. It is rarer than most soft stones and must be shipped into Tamil Nadu from Uttar Pradesh in the north. The stone has wonderful cream/yellow/green veins in it contrasting to the beautiful deep red to sometimes pink natural coloration of the stone. The stone is extremely glossy. When a red marble statue is polished it has a disarming shimmer.
The Hindu Goddess of Durga is the most powerful aspect of Devi. Durga means "the invincible" or "the inaccessible". Kali is considered by Hindus to be an aspect of Durga. Durga is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Shiva's wife, the goddess Parvati. Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion.
Durga the Buffalo Demon Slayer
The buffalo demon Mahisha stomped across the three worlds, kicking up dust, polluting the earth and sea. Neither Indra, king of gods, nor Kumara, commander of the celestial armies could stop him. In despair the gods called on Vishnu for help. Vishnu confronted the demon Mahisha first as Narasimha the man lion and then as Varaha, the boar, but each time he failed to subdue the demon.
Shiva, the supreme ascetic, disturbed by the violence opened h's third eye unleashing the fire of doom. Even the power of Shiva's third eye capable of destroying the three worlds could not arrest Mahisha's march. "Nothing can stop Mahisha now: he will soon control the universe and make Nature dance to his tunes," said Brahma the creator.
"It will never be so, Nature can never be conquered," said Brahma as his divine strength, his shakti, emerged from his body in the form of the goddess Brahmi. She rode a swan and held books of wisdom in her hands.
Simultaneously, the shaktis of the other gods emerged taking female forms. From Indra, rose Indrani bearing a thunderbolt, riding an elephant, from Kumara rose Kaumari holding a lance and riding a peacock, from Vishnu rose Vaishanavi on an eagle with a discus whirling on her finger, from Varaha came the sharp tusk sow Varahi, from Shiva came Shiavani riding a bull bearing a trident.
The seven shaktis, unrestrained by the bodies of the gods, were fearsome beings - unbridled, untamed, restless energies of the cosmos. They would not submit to the authority of any man, beast or god, let alone a demon. They rose to the sky and merged with each other in a blinding light. The sounds of the conchs, drums and bells filled the air. With bated breath, the gods watched the light. From the heavenly light arose a beautiful goddess. "Who are you" asked the gods.
"I am Durga, the inaccessible one," replied the goddess. "I am Prakriti, the substance that gives form and identity to all things. I am Shakti, the power that enables all creatures to exist, to feel, think, act and react. I am Maya, the delusion that makes life alluring yet elusive." The gods saluted the great goddess. "Give me your weapons and I shall destroy he who seeks to dominate me," said the great goddess.
The goddess acquiesced. Shiva gave his trident, Vishnu his discus and mace, Indra his thunderbolt, Kurmara his lance, Brahma his bow. Then mounting a lion, Durga prepared for battle.
News of Vindhyavasini, Durga, the beautiful goddess who resides upon a mountain, mount Meru, reached Mahisha. "She shall be my queen," declared the buffalo demon. He ordered his two generals, Chanda and Munda, to fetch her. Chanda and Munda placed the marriage proposal before Durga.
Durga did not reply. The demons viewed this as insubordination and threatened Durga. The mighty goddess responded by swinging her sword in one grand sweep she cut off both the generals heads. The violent rejection of his marriage proposal enraged Mahisha. "Bring that proud woman before me in chains and I shall show her who is master."
A hundred thousand asuras armed with bows, arrows, spears and swords surrounded Mount Meru, determined to capture Durga. They marched up the mountain, before long a hundred thousand demon heads were seen rolling down Mount Meru smearing its slopes red.
Durga drank the blood of the demons. Seizing a lute and drum she made music to celebrate her victory. Humiliated by the defeat Mahisha asked, "Why won't you marry me, am I not lord of the three worlds?" "I shall marry only he who defeats me in battle," revealed the goddess. "Then let us fight," responded the buffalo demon.
A great battle commenced. Mountains shook, oceans trembled, clouds scattered across the sky, as the buffalo demon attacked Durga. He rushed towards her, sometimes as a buffalo, sometimes as a lion, sometimes as an elephant. The goddess broke the buffalo's horns with her mace, sheared the lion's mane with her lance, cut the elephant's trunk with her sword.
Weapon after weapon, when hurled at the buffalo demon, but each time he managed to rise up undefeated. Realizing that her weapons had no effect on Mahisha, Durga threw them aside, dismounted from her lion and with her bare hands sprang upon Mahisha's back. With her tender feet she kicked his head. The demon, immune to the weapons of all the gods, fell senseless at the touch of Durga's feet. Durga then raised her trident and plunged it into the buffalo demons heart conquering the unconquerable.
About the Artist
Balan Arimuvani is the artist behind all our colored marble statues. He has worked with Lotus Sculpture since we started in 2002. His small marble workshop began with only him and 2 other workers. His business has grown to 8 marble artists and now he has a granite workshop employing 30 workers for large granite statues. He continually credits Lotus Sculpture with his success saying it would not have been possible with out the continuing commissions from Lotus Sculpture. Balan is a good friend of Kyle Tortora, the owner of Lotus Sculpture. He has a wife and two beautiful girls.
View the video below to meet Balan and see his marble workshop and see a little how the statues are carved:
"Use a cotton cloth and gently buff the surface of the statue to bring out the natural polish of the stone."
White, red and black marble statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved. Here are some easy tips to keep your White, red and black marble statues from Lotus Sculpture looking like the gods they are:
Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
To make the statue shine use a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
You can use a small amount of natural oil such as coconut oil or olive oil to further polish the sculpture
Use a tooth brush to get into the hard to reach spaces of the sculpture
DO NOT TOUCH the painted surfaces of any of the white marble statues. This will damage the painting if done often
We recommend keeping our marble statues in an indoor environment. The statues are durable however not durable enough to brave the natural outdoors. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or email@example.com.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.
Shipping quote for Vishnu Durgai with Buffalo Head Base 21"
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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