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Marble Narasimha Killing the Demon 15"
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    Marble Narasimha Killing the Demon 15"

    Item # 57wm3e

    Price: $825

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    Antique Meenakshi Statue - 8.17.2014

    I have been looking at this statue for years, and knew deep down that I wanted to add it to my collection of other Lotus Sculpture statues. This antique statue is unique (estimated to be between 50 and 200 years old) and was offered to me at such a special discount that I felt overwhelmed when I opened the box, carefully packaged by Kyle and his team. When I looked at Goddess Meenakshi I smiled, because her nose is slightly crooked just like mine! I knew immediately that I am part of her and she is part of me. She is now sitting proudly on a dresser beside another antique statue of Shiva. Their respective heights are perfect. The love couple is complete! Thanks to Lotus Sculpture and Kyle Tortora for his generosity and for giving me this one chance opportunity to be connected to what is close to my heart. May Lotus Sculpture be prosperous!

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

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    Thank you! - 8.12.2014

    In all of my interactions with the owner of Lotus Sculpture, I experienced respectful communication, clear organization and overall excellent customer service. Thank you. I love the piece I bought from you.

    Reviewer:Amy Nosek (Bowen Island, British Columbia, CA)

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    Backyard Beauties - 8.9.2014

    Kyle with Lotus Sculpture, worked with us to find the best situation for our new swimming pool. We purchased two beautiful Buddha Heads that now stand on our pool columns overlooking the pool. Beautiful!!! We'll continue to shop here for more special Buddha's.

    Reviewer:David A. Kress (Chandler, AZ, US)

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    Nataraja - 8.4.2014

    LOVE IT. I can feel the energy of it. VERY BEAUTIFUL! Thank you! Namaste, Fabienne

    Reviewer:Fabienne Diaz (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, US)

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    Great Buddha and timely delivery - 7.26.2014

    This Buddha is going to be a gift and it will make a lovely gift. It arrived on time and well packed. Good job.

    Reviewer:Angus Vail (Salem, OR, US)

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    Recent Devi Yantra purchase....one of many - 7.15.2014

    We have been shopping at Lotus Sculpture for a good number of years and we have always been pleased with our purchases. As you perhaps know, buying the statues is the first step and "energizing" them at the temple is another step and the latter is important for "bonding" with the statue and to "take the metal" out of it. Putting the "deity" in the statue is a time-consuming and costly step, depending on the temple one chooses. It could range between $100 - 300. Fortunately the purchase of the statue itself at Lotus Sculpture makes it a great first experience and the next steps are equally moving, organizing the trip, purchases for the real deity, costs to the temple and swamis etc. I wished that some of the statues were more affordable, but then I understand that you offer quality product and that you run a business, not a temple. At the most a payment plan should be offered (pardon me if it is, I am not aware of it) instead of putting the item on a credit card. Personally, I do not like to associate my statues with credit. I see every item that you sell as divine, at least the path to an incredible experience with the "other" world, be it Hindu or Buddhist. Thanks for the great opportunity for shopping at Lotus Sculpture. I received the Yantra and will have it consecrated at the Kali Temple in Burtonsville, MD. We have also bought: Kali blessed in Burtonsville, MD, a.k.a Miss Kitty The Goddess with the mirror (she is now Meenakshi, blessed at the Murugan temple of North America, a.k.a Babe Ganesh, a.k.a Bongo on drums, blessed at the Ganesh temple, Queens Muruga and his peacock,a.k.a. Murray, blessed at Palani Andavar's shrine, Murugan temple of North America. The peacock lamp They have all been blessed and contrary to popular belief, I do not have a special shrine or altar in my house, I place them wherever I desire in the house, bedroom, living room and I do not feel disrespectful towards them. I figure, if they can see me in form and formless, what difference does it make whether they are in my bedroom or in a special part of the house dedicated to them? I do not believe in strict adherence to rituals. I do not possess these statues for religious purposes only. We offer them the food we eat on a daily basis. They also have special names. They make us happy, we love them. The represent beauty, a presence of something divine or more, I do not know. I know that they love us and smile in turn, NOT ALL THE TIME and that is how I know that the deity is here with us. They sometimes show sadness. Basically the relationship with them is an endless labor of love, cooking for them, celebrating birthdays with them, buying fruits for bongo, gardening for them and so forth. The experience is unbelievable.

    Reviewer:Jenny (Roselle Park, nj, US)

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    Best place to buy any kind of Hindu or Buddhist icon! - 7.10.2014

    Kyle Tortora provides a great service in making these murthies available, and best of all, he has a deep understanding of Hinduism and Buddhism, and the esoterics of worship. I've recently bought my second murthy from Lotus. Kyle maintains an outstanding inventory of beautiful statues in all materials and sizes and his prices are extremely reasonable. Shipping was super fast! His customer service is among the best I've ever encountered. Thank you Lotus Sculpture!

    Reviewer:Gayatri Rajan (CANYON, CA, US)

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    Better than going to India to find the perfect fit. - 7.4.2014

    Having gone to India to purchase statues many times, spending days trying to find good craftsmanship and then arranging the import is no more ! The wood sculpture that I bought for my husband for our fifth wedding anniversary was so much better in person than even in the pictures. Thank you Lotus Scuplture ! I will be purchasing more in the future for sure.

    Reviewer:Gopal (Tampa, Florida, US)

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    Very pleased with my purchase! - 7.4.2014

    I wanted a Buddha for my garden. I looked on many sites on the internet and just couldn't find the right one. Then I found your website and loved the finish and color tones that they have. The delivery was fast and the item was packaged very well for shipping. It is really too pretty to put in the garden so I put it in my living room instead. Looks very beautiful! Thanks so much!

    Reviewer:Karen Lee Brumm (Avon, Indiana, US)
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    • Materials: Hand Painted White Makrana Marble from Rajasthan
    • Total Height Including Base: 15 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 10 x 5 inches
    • Weight: 25 pounds
    • A perfect respresentation of Narasimha killing the demon Hiranyakashipu
    • White Makrana marble same as used on the Taj Mahal
    • Beautiful painted features!

    Description

    The Story of Narasimha and the sculpture: Hiranyakashipu (the brother of Hiranyaksha who was killed by the Varaha Avatar of Lord Vishnu) wanted to take revenge on the devotees and in particular on Lord Vishnu. He wanted to become the master of all the three worlds - Heaven, Earth & Pathala. He went to Mount Mandarachala and began penance which continued for years. Due to the intensity of Penance, Lord Brahma appeared before Hiranyakashipu.  He asked Lord Brahma for immortality as a reward for his years of penance . Brahma, however, declined, saying "All living beings must face death Hiranyakashipu. You can, however, choose your death wish."

    Hiranyakashipu then asked for three conditions, as his death wish, "'O Brahma, let not death come to me either by man or beast, nor devil, nor god shall cause my death by day or by night with steel or stone or wood, indoors or outdoors, or earth or in sky. Grant me undisputed lordship over the world". Brahma agreed and Hiranyakashipu got his death wishes granted. Thus he became practically immortal.

    After securing his death wishes Hiranyakashipu conquered  the worlds and became a demon tyrant.  He banned all pujas to Lord Vishnu and declared himself a God. The devotees of Vishnu approached Lord Vishnu for help.  Lord Vishnu asked them to be patient. Hiranyakashipu's wife Kayadhu gave birth to Prahlad in the Ashrama of Narada.  Prahlad grew up and became an ardent devotee of Vishnu.  Hiranyakashipu, however, wanted his son to be a strong and ruthless King like himself.  Realizing that Prahlad always prayed to Lord Vishnu, Hiranyakashipu tried to school his son against the influence of Lord Vishnu.  All their efforts to influence Prahlad against Lord Vishnu failed and Prahlad was still as devoted as ever to Lord Vishnu.

    Hiranyakashipu ordered his servants to kill Prahlad if he refused to accept the supremacy of his father. They tried to kill him by throwing down a mountain, drowning, poisoning, and burning him.  They failed in all their attempts because Lord Vishnu was protecting his devotee.  King Hiranyakashipu was very angry on hearing the reports on the failed attempts on the life of his son, Prahlad.

    One day the king challenged his son in the open court:

    "Prahlad! Is my enemy, whom you worship, present anywhere here?".

    Prahlad replied, "Vishnu is omnipresent. There's not a single place where he's not found."

    Hiranyakashipu's fury was at its climax. He heated an iron pillar and then asked Prahlad, "Can you embrace this pillar if your Vishnu is in it also?"

    Prahlad did not hesitate for a moment but rushed towards the pillar and embraced it.  The heated iron did not burn him.  The king got up from his throne in fury and hit the pillar with his mace.

    And to his surprise! The pillar cracked with a thundering sound and Vishnu appeared there in the form of Narasimha.

    One half of his body was of a lion and the other half of a man. He had matted hair on his head, large moustaches on the face and terrible teeth in the mouth. His paws had terrible nails on them..

    Hiranyakashipu remembered his first death wish, "To be killed by some one who is neither human nor beast." It was also the twilight hour, neither day nor night, the second death wish.

    He sat on the threshold of the court room, placed the body of the demon on his thighs, and pierced his nails into the body of the demon and broke open his stomach. The demon was killed on the spot in a moment. The place was neither inside nor outside. This was Hiranyakashipu's third death wish.

    Lord Narasimha was furious and roared.  However, he was pacified when Prahlad touched his feet and goddess Lakshmi also tried to cool him.  Lord Narasimha then made Prahlad the King. 

    About Makrana White Marble:  Makrana marble is regarded as being the oldest marble in age and the finest quality.  Makrana marble is named after a small town in Rajasthan, India where it is mined.  Artists have always sought out makrana marble because of its pure white color and its hardness.  Makrana marble was made famous for its use as the principle stone in the building of the Taj Mahal.  In sculpture the marble is often hand painted in vibrant colors giving a beautiful contrast to the pure white of the marble.

    About Avatars of Vishnu

    The Ten Avatars of Lord Vishnu

    Vishnu's preserving, restoring, and protecting powers have been manifested in the world in a series of ten earthly incarnations known as avatars.  The avatars arrive either to prevent a great evil or to affect good upon the earth.  Nine are said to have descended already: three in non-human form, one in hybrid form and five in human form.  The most important are Rama, fearless upholder of the law of dharma and Krishna; youthful hero of the Bhagavad-Gita Vishnu's final avatar is expected to arrive at a time when the earth is at the end of its present cycle, with the purpose of destroying the world and subsequently recreating it.

    1.   Matsya the Fish - Saved humanity and the sacred Veda text from the flood.
    2.   Kurma the Turtle - Helped create the world by supporting it on his back. 
    3.   Varaha the Boar - Raised the earth out of water with his tusks.
    4.   Narashima, half-man, half lion - Destroyed a tyrant demon king.
    5.   Vamana the Dwarf - Subdued king Bali, a powerful demon.
    6.   Parashurama the Brahmin - Destroyed the warrior caste.
    7.   Noble Rama - Rescued his wife Sita and killed the demon Ravana. Upholder of the dharma.
    8.   Krishna the Divine Cowherder - told the Epic poem Bhagavad-Gita to the warrior Arjuna.
    9.   Buddha - The enlightened one.
    10. Kalki the Horse - Destroyer of the world.  Yet to come to the earth.

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