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Bronze Durga on top of Shiva 15"
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    Bronze Durga on top of Shiva 15" Item # 54b14

    Price: $990

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    museum piece - 1.24.2015

    kyle, I have been looking at nataraja for a long time and then I found lotus sculpture. you always had the best pieces available but I am very picky. you are the best to work with and the statue arrived very quickly. it is beautiful and I can't stop looking at it. I feel like this is a true museum piece. thank you and I hope to order again soon! bill

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    Lotus Sculpture adds to the beauty of life! - 1.22.2015

    Lotus Sculpture has the most beautiful statues in the world. There is definitely a chemistry between the statues, the team at Lotus Sculpture and the purchaser. Receiving our Umbrella Ganesh was memorable. Our dream of having this statue was fulfilled. Kyle offered such a great price for it. A truly beautiful piece by the amazingly talented artists of India, who sculpted him. It's a labor of love. I am convinced that Kyle Tortora was divinely chosen to spread the love that each statue brings to its owners. We named Umbrella Ganesh Mr. G. after our station weatherman. Lord Ganesh will keep an eye on the weather for all of us! Thanks Lotus Sculpture! You add to the beauty of life! Steven Olsen and Jenny Wolkowicki New Jersey

    Reviewer:Jenny Wolkowicki (Roselle Park , NJ, US)

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    The rating scale should go to 11...! - 1.20.2015

    I cant rave enough about the customer service and stunning quality of the artwork. Kyle packed up my statue with the utmost of care and it arrived promptly and in perfect condition. My home feels complete with Buddha in my living room and has created the ultimate space for meditating. Thanks so much for providing this inspiring art !

    Reviewer:Matt Gorham (Gilbert, AZ, US)

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    Alms Buddha (Indonesian Lava Stone, Hand Carved in Bali, 42") - 12.31.2014

    It just arrived this afternoon on New Year's Eve to our home in Louisiana and mere words cannot say how happy and thrilled we are! The statue shows true artistry and will be perfect in the Meditation Garden we plan to put in our backyard in 2015. It was very well packed and crated and looks beautiful! Thank you so very much for your time and consideration! Kimberly and I wish you and yours all the best in 2015! Sincerely, John John Warrington

    Reviewer:John Warrington (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US)

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    My daughter loved her Buddha, best Christmas gift! - 12.26.2014

    I bought the garden Buddha for my daughter for Christmas. It is a beautiful sculpture. The entire process of ordering from the web site, which was a great web site, and receiving the sculptures in plenty of time for Christmas morning was perfect. It was truly a great gift to give her and she absolutely loved it. Forget the newest technology, a serene and beautiful sculpture is a wonderful way to gift someone you love.

    Reviewer:Mary Beth Seely (Parkton, Maryland, US)

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    GANESHA ARRIVED SAFELY! - 12.22.2014

    Wonderful transaction! The statue is better than the photo suggested. I am also looking for a 13-15 inch Dancing Shiva, but have had no such luck. Help me?

    Reviewer:RICARDO SALINAS (PETALUMA, CA, US)

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    Happy Buddha Very Happy Wife - 12.21.2014

    Kyle, Thanks so much for your great website and providing such wonderful statues. The Happy Buddha I ordered exceeded expectations in all ways--exceptional quality and craftsmanship. And best of all my wife loves it! Cheers! Jim

    Reviewer:Jim Anderson (Glendale, ca, US)

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    Tmeless sculptures - 12.4.2014

    I had ordered the andal and I was worried how the details would be as to the features. I absolutely loved it and it has the ancient looks of Indian sculptures and the features were sharp. The item arrived in couple of days and I was thrilled. I collect antiques and Indian artifacts and I am sure I will be a frequent customer at your store. I think I have found my "go to " shop for Indian relics. Thank you so much Savitha

    Reviewer:Savitha (Saratoga, California, US)

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    great buy, as described - 12.3.2014

    beautiful Shiva lingam statue. thank you.

    Reviewer:amit (Porter, Texas, US)
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    • Materials: Lost Wax Method Bangladeshi Bronze
    • Total Height Including Base: 15 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 10 x 4 inches
    • Weight: 10 pounds
    • The Hindu Goddess Durga sits on top of the shoulders of Shiva
    • Durga has 5 heads and 10 arms!
    • Ganesh and Murugan dance on the side of the sculpture
    • The subject of the statue is very unique and is a reproduction of a antique Pala period bronze sculpture
    • This Durga and Shiva statue is a completely custom creation, one of a kind, lost wax method, bronze statue. Only one of these statues is ever made
    • Shiva ships the same day from our California showroom

    Description

    An elaborate and splendid bronze showing the goddess Durga with five heads (one faces backwards) and ten arms seated on the shoulders of Lord Shiva.  Shiva is seated with his legs crossed and his head looking up at Durga.  He has four arms two that are in front of him praying and the other two behind him supporting the goddess.   Shiva's head is turned upward in an attitude of adoration.  The pyramidal arrangement and the top head of Durga set against a large nimbus (fiery halo) emphasize the greatness of the goddess.  Flame-like projections from the nimbus and the fluttering ends of Durga's cloths animate the sculpture as a whole.  Beside the lotus on the pedestal are seen tiny figures of attendants who represent the original people who commissioned the piece in the 11th century.  Ganesh and Kartikeya, also known as Murugan or Skanda, appear at the sides of the pedestal.  A beautiful and ornate bronze sculpture!

    About Durga

    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.

    Care

    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 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 Bangladeshi 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. 
    If you have any questions concerning your bronze statue please email us at info@lotussculpture.com or call us at 1(760) 994-4455. 

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