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Beautiful Goddess - 12.6.2013
Kyle is great wonderful service and he is very helpful and friendly! All the statues are fine quality and look amazing. The store has a large selection and something for all budgets. My first statue I got was a Saraswati which I got from the showroom and he polished her up before handing her over to me. About a month later I got my Lakshmi which I ordered online... I know everything there looks great and so now I don't have to worry and can order online. I'm glad I found Lotus Sculpture!
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.
The Buddha, whose original name was Siddhartha Gautama, was the founder of Buddhism, the religion and the philosophical system that produced a great culture throughout much of southern and eastern Asia. Buddha, meaning "awakened one" or "enlightened one" is a title not a name. In Hindu Dogma, the Buddha is viewed as being the 9th avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.
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.
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." ~ Buddha~
The Buddha, whose original name was Siddhartha Gautama, was the founder of Buddhism, the religion and the philosophical system that produced a great culture throughout much of southern and eastern Asia. Buddha, meaning "awakened one" or "enlightened one" is a title not a name. In Hindu Dogma, the Buddha is viewed as being the 9th avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. The Buddha was a son of the rulers Sakyas. He was married at the age of 16 and lived in luxury and comfort sheltered from the harsh realities of life. When he was 29 he realized that men are subject to old age, sickness and death. He became aware of the suffering inherent in existence. He resolved to give up princely life and become a wandering ascetic (samana) in search for the Truth. With the two of samanas he attained mystical states of elevated consciousness but he failed to find the Truth. He continued his search and was joined by five ascetics in a grove near Uruvela, where he practiced sever austerities and self-mortification for six years. When he fainted away in weakness, he abandoned ascetic practices to seek his own path to Enlightenment. Discarding the teachings of his contemporaries, through meditation he achieved Enlightenment, or ultimate understanding. There after the Buddha instructed his followers in the dharma (truth) and the "Middle Way" a path between worldly life and extremes of self-denial. The essence of the Buddha's early preaching was said to be the four Noble truths: 1) life is fundamentally disappointment and suffering. 2) suffering is a result of one's desires for pleasure, power, and continued existence; 3) to stop disappointment and suffering on must stop desiring; and 4) the way to stop desiring and thus suffering is the Noble eight fold path - right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness and right concentration. The realization of the truth of anatman (no eternal self) was taught as essential for the indescribable state of release called nirvana.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 Vitarka Mudra Marble Buddha Statue 13"
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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