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Brahma Bust with Four Faces 30"
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    Brahma Bust with Four Faces 30"

    Item # 59ls3

    Price: $1650

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    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
    A Fine and Finely Detailed Buddha - 4.14.2014

    My experience with your company's service was excellent -- the statue actually arrived a day earlier than promised. The Buddha itself looks perfectly at home in my garden, as I hoped it would. The details in the face and clothing are exceptional and the patina is just right. I love it!

    Reviewer:John Bancroft (BRADENTON, FL, US)

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    Lotus Sculpture Experience - 4.5.2014

    We had a wonderful experience purchasing a stone Buddha from Kyle. He was very responsive to our initial questions and then allowed us "quiet time" to think through what we wanted. Kyle found the best shipping price for us and our 33" garden Buddha arrived packed meticulously. It looks beautiful on top of a small waterfall over our pool. I have promised Kyle a photograph once our spring foliage is out. In addition to our purchase, we enjoyed reading about Kyle's travels and life journey on his website. Clearly, bringing these statues to our individual homes is more than just a business for him- it is like sharing something that is important to him. If we ever decide to purchase another statue it will definitely be through Lotus Sculpture. Thanks so much!

    Reviewer:Aliya Khan (Dallas, TX, US)

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    Adorable Baby Brass Ganesh 2.5" - 3.31.2014

    Arrived on time and it is even more perfect in person! I absolutely love it. I will definitely be getting more soon.

    Reviewer:Nikki Castillo (Burton, MI, US)

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    Buddha Statue - 3.31.2014

    Wonderful transaction, received Statue very promptly and expertly packaged

    Reviewer:Mathew Davis (Shreveport, Louisiana, US)

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    I LOVE MY SCULPTURES! - 3.31.2014

    Totally Beautiful. Perfect. LOVE THEM! THANK YOU!

    Reviewer:Kristina Love (Dunwoody, GA, US)

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    No Obstacles - 3.15.2014

    I was looking for a Ganesha murti that would suit the entrance to the new studio I and my beloved have created in Kyoto From my initial inquiry to the day of delivery, the service from Lotus Sculpture was stellar. Kyle answered my questions promptly, gave me two shipping options, and shipped the sculpture out the day I confirmed the order. I received the statue in only 5 days. It was packed with care, and very easy to unpack. The packing Lotus Sculpture used was molded to the sculptures form, which I felt showed additional care and respect for the murti. Once Ganesha was unpacked and stood up, I took some time to examine the artistry of the statue. It is actually even more gorgeous than it appeared in the photo. In fact, my beloved, who is not as passionate about the murtis as I, also remarked that he was quite handsome! It is a true work of art and devotion. I am extremely content with this purchase. If you are in need of a quality murti from a reliable dealer who exhibits a love for the statues they sell, I believe your expectations will be exceeded by Lotus Sculpture. Namaste.

    Reviewer:Mark Shveima (Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, JP)

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    Smal statue - 3.13.2014

    A great small statue at great value

    Reviewer:olav aarts (Amsterdam, North Holland, NL)

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    Spectacular - 3.12.2014

    Dear Kyle, I have a bit of experience with Antique Asian Spiritual Art as my teacher, Rudi, was a dealer in it in NYC in the 60's and early 70's. Then in the 80's and 90's with Stuart Perrin also. I had a modest collection for a long time. After living in Shree Gurudev Rudrananda Yoga Ashram in Big Indian, NY in the early 1970's, there were many quality antique pieces there. Very fortunate to have been around this art, huge buddhas, great large Tibetian and Indian bronzes and Thankas, etc. I am very pleased and satisfied with the beautifully carved and finished 3' wood Ganesh recently purchased. The value was spectacular, and he makes a welcome addition to our meditation hall. Thank you Lotus Sculpture for making affordable quality pieces accessable to all. Warmly, Michele Galante, MD

    Reviewer:Michele Galante, MD (Suffern, New York, US)

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    Beautiful statues - 3.6.2014

    I am absolutely delighted with the statues I had ordered - thet are beautifully crafted! Not only were the statues beautiful, the service was excellent. My query was answered promptly and I will definitely be buying from lotus sculpture in future

    Reviewer:Shamala (Singapore, Singapore, SG)
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    • Materials: Hand Carved Indonesian Lava Stone
    • Total Height Including Base: 30 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 20 x 20 inches
    • Weight: 490 pounds
    • Lord Brahma the creator has four smiling faces
    • Beautiful flame finial on top of his head
    • One of a kind sculpture, hand carved from one piece of lava stone by our artists in Bali, Indonesia
    • Brahma ships directly from our California showroom

    Description

    This Brahma bust is a beautiful representation of lord Brahma.  Each face is beautifully carved.  It would be best to place the sculpture in a position where each face can be viewed as all faces are carved equally well.  Each face has a slight smile on his lips with long earlobes.  There is a flame finial on top of the sculpture that looks like the flame arising from a Buddha sculpture.  He also has the Buddha's shell shaped curly hair.  This makes sense because in Bali, where the sculpture is made Brahma and Buddha are often connected.  The color is a natural stone color making it a perfect addition to any garden.

    This Brahma sculpture is handcrafted by the stone artisans in Bali.  The sculpture pictured is the only sculpture like it sold by Lotus Sculpture.  When you order this piece you will receive this exact sculpture.  It is truly one of a kind as there is only one made exactly like this!

    About Lava Stone:  The lava stone used for our sculptures was quarried in the volcanic mountains of Indonesia.  The lava stone is a solid stone that is perfect for any type of location and weather conditions, hot or cold, wet or dry. The stone is versatile in that it can be colored in a wide spectrum of colors.  It can also be polished or unpolished giving giving it a clean or rough feel.  In humid conditions if it is left untouched it takes on a very mysterious, antique, worn look like you would see in the temple ruins of south east Asia. 

    About Brahma

    Brahma is a part of the holy trinity of Hinduism along with Vishnu the Preserver, Shiva the destroyer and Brahma the Creator.   Brahma has four heads and four arms.  With each head he continually recites one of the four Vedas.  He is shown as having four arms, with none holding a weapon, unlike most other Hindu Gods. One of his hands is shown holding a Sattai, or a horse whip.  Another of his hands holds a water-pot or a kamandalu (sometimes depicted as a coconut shell containing water).  The significance of the water is that it is the initial, all-encompassing ether in which the first element of creation evolved. Brahma also holds a string of malas that he uses to keep track of the Universe's time.  Statues of Brahma are almost as rare as temples to the god of Creation.  There are only 2 temples dedicated to Brahma in India.  This stems from his mistreatment of his consort Saraswati.

    The story of Brahma and Saraswati:  In the beginning there was chaos.  Everything existed in a formless, fluid state.  How do I bring order to this disorder?  wondered Brahma, the creator.  With Knowledge, said Devi.  Heralded by a peacock, sacred books in one hand and a veena in the other dressed in white Devi emerged from Brahma's mouth riding a swan as the goddess Saraswati.  Knowledge helps man find possibilities where once he saw problems.  Said the goddess.  Under her tutelage Brahma acquired the ability to sense, think, comprehend and communicate.  He began looking upon chaos with eyes of wisdom and thus saw the beautiful potential that lay therein.  Brahma discovered the melody of mantras in the cacophony of chaos.

    In his joy he named Saraswati, Vagdevi, goddess of speech and sound.  The sound of mantras filled the universe with vital energy, or prana.  Things began to take shape and the cosmos acquired a structure: the sky dotted with stars rose to form the heavens; the sea sank into the abyss below, the earth stood in between.  Gods became lords of the celestial spheres; demons ruled the nether regions, humans walked on earth.  The sun rose and set, the moon waxed and waned, the tide flowed and ebbed.  Seasons changed, seeds germinated, plants bloomed and withered, animals migrated and reproduced as randomness gave way to the rhythm of life. Brahma thus became the creator of the world with Saraswati as his wisdom.

    Saraswati was the first being to come into Brahma's world.  Brahma began to look upon her with eyes of desire.  She turned away saying, All I offer must be used to elevate the spirit, not indulge the senses.  Brahma could not control his amorous thoughts and his infatuation for the lovely goddess grew.  He continued to stare at Saraswati.  He gave himself four heads facing every direction so that he could always be able to feast his eyes on Saraswati's beauty.  Saraswati moved away from Brahma, first taking the form of a cow.  Brahma then followed her as a bull.  Saraswati then changed into a mare; Brahma gave chase as a horse.  Every time Saraswati turned into a bird or a beast he followed her as the corresponding male equivalent.  No matter how hard Brahma tried he could not catch Saraswati in any of her forms. The goddess with multiple forms came to be known as Shatarupa.  She personified material reality, alluring yet fleeting.

    Angered by his display of unbridled passion Saraswati cursed Brahma, "You have filled the world with longing that is the seed of unhappiness. You have fettered the soul in the flesh. You are not worthy of reverence. May there be hardly any temple or festival in your name."  So it came to pass that there are only two temples of Brahma in India; one at Pushkar, Rajistan and the other in Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu.  Undaunted by the curse, Brahma continued to cast his lustful looks upon Saraswati.  He gave himself a fifth head to enhance his gaze.

    Brahma's action motivated by desire confined consciousness and excited the ego.  It disturbed the serenity of the cosmos and roused Shiva, the supreme ascetic from his meditation.  Shiva opened his eyes, sensed Saraswati's discomfort and in a fit of rage turned into Bhairava, lord of terror.  His eyes were red, his growl menacing.  He lunged towards Brahma and with his sharp claws, wretched off Brahma's fifth head.  The violence subdued Brahma's passion.  Brahma's cut head seared through Bhairava's flesh and clung to his hand sapping him of all his strength and driving him mad.  The lord of terror ranted and raved losing control of his senses.  Saraswati, pleased with Bhairava's timely action, rushed to his rescue.  With her gentle touch she nursed him like a child, restoring his sanity.  Brahma, sobered by his encounter with the Lord of terror sought an escape from the maze of his own desire.  Saraswati revealed to him the doctrine for his own liberation.  Brahma sought to conduct a yagna, fire sacrifice, to cleanse himself and start anew.  In order to conduct a yagna ritual the assistance of a wife is needed.  Brahma chose Saraswati to be his wife and thus they were reconciled. 

    Care

    Lava stone statues from Bali do not need much maintenance.  The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating.  They can be used for both indoor and outdoor use. 

    "You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically
    go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup.
    "

    Soap and warm water is the best way to maintain the statue.  You can use a small brush to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair. 

    Lava stone's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate.  The stone can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold.  We suggest you bathe the sculpture at least once a year so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture.  This will maintain the sculpture for your grandchildren and then their grandchildren!

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

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    Shipping

    USA Shipping

    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 info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

    International Shipping

    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 info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.