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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)
Reclining Buddha - 3.5.2014
1. Beautiful statue
2. Great service
Reviewer:Reclining Buddha (Westminster, CA, US)
Damaged statue replaced immediately - 3.5.2014
The lovely "stone" statue of Ganesh I ordered was damaged during shipping because of improper packing. Kyle replaced it immediately - and courteously - with a well-packed one which arrived safe and sound.
Reviewer:Barbara Haugen (Easthampton, MA, US)
Great care - 3.1.2014
The details of the Buddha sculpture I got were created with great care. I am very pleased with its presence. The client service from Kyle was also done with great care. Thanks.
Reviewer:Drew (Norwalk, Connecticut, US)
First Class - 2.20.2014
Lotus Sculpture's website is extensive and shows so many different images of each piece that I felt I was already familiar with this image of Ganesh before it even arrived. My correspondence with Kyle was pleasant, professional, and I'm sure I'll return again to peruse and purchase.
I can't offer anything but praise for Kyle's wonderful site and service.
Reviewer:Marek Reavis (Eureka, California, US)
fantastic! - 2.12.2014
I ordered the Ganesh statue a few days after a trip to Thailand, it arrived well packed and heavy!! within a few days.
Ganesh is now happily sitting in front of my door keeping obstacles at bay.
Reviewer:Loekie (Richmond, CA, US)
Buddhist statues - 2.6.2014
Always helpful, always have what I want.
Swift delivery, reasonable prices.
If I'm thinking of getting a sculpture, this is the first place I look.
Reviewer:John Foley (Oxford, Oxon, GB)
Love the Krishna statue. - 2.3.2014
The Brass Ornate Flute Krishna Statue 30" (Statue #Item # 61bs69) that I bought is absolutely beautiful. It is perfect in every way. This was my first experience dealing with Lotus Sculpture and they are a fantastic company.
Reviewer:Keith Howard Sorensen (McGregor, MN, US)
pravati - 1.16.2014
Just what I wanted. As described. Very pleased with purchase.
This beautiful dancing Shiva depicts Shiva during his dance of destruction as he simultaneously destroys and recreates the world. His dread locked hair is spread wide depicting the violence and force of his dance as he whirls with tremendous speed destroying all in his path. The destruction Shiva leaves in his wake leads to new beginnings as life springs anew from the ashes that he leaves behind. Shiva dances on the dwarf Apasmara, who represents evil forces in the world. The dwarf is beautifully rendered. He holds a knife and a cobra. There are many cobras in this sculpture. Cobras are used to symbolize the Hindu dogma of reincarnation. Their natural process of molting or shedding their skin is symbolic of the human souls transmigration of bodies from one life to another. Nataraja also holds Agni or fire and a drum or dhamru. Nataraja is quite large standing at 6 feet tall. A stunning sculpture of Shiva as the Lord of Dance; Nataraja!
"Because You love the Burning -ground, I have made a Burning-ground of my heart - That You, Dark One, hunter of the Burning-ground, May dance Your eternal dance." ~ Bengali Hymn~
The significance of the Nataraja sculpture is said to be that Shiva is shown as the source of all movement within the cosmos, represented by the arch of flames. The purpose of the dance is to release men from illusion of the idea of the "self" and of the physical world. The cosmic dance was performed in Chidambaram in South India, called the center of the universe by some Hindus. The gestures of the dance represent Shiva's five activities, creation (symbolized by the drum), protection (by the "fear not" hand gesture), destruction (by the fire), embodiment (by the foot planted on the ground), and release (by the foot held aloft).
The Symbolism Behind the Nataraja Pose:
The Nataraja dances within the universe. The locks of his hair stand out in many strands as he whirls around in his dancing frenzy. His locks are decked with a crescent moon, a skull, and are interspersed with the sacred river Ganges.
Shiva's unkempt hair, a symbol of a rejection of society, shows him to be an ascetic. This contrasts with his role as a grhastha, or householder, with his wife and family.
The fiery ring surrounding Shiva, prahabhamandala, represents the universe ignorance and pain. The outer edge is fire the inner edge the waters of the oceans. Many Nataraja statues have multiple levels of fire and water. The crescent moon in his matted hair keeps Kama, the god of nightly love, alive. Through the waxing and the waning of the moon Shiva creates different seasons and rejuvenates life. The goddess of the Ganges nests in Shiva's dreadlocks. The river Ganges that flows in Nataraja's hair originally flowed in heaven. When the heavenly Ganges was needed on earth, she was unwilling to fall to earth because she realized that her fall from heaven would be too much for the earth to withstand. Shiva as Nataraja agreed to break the violent power of the sacred Ganga's fall by catching her in his tangled hair, breaking the fall with his hair on its way to the Himalayas and Northern India.
Nataraja wears a snake coiled around his upper arms and neck symbolizing the power he has over the most deadly of creatures. Snakes are also used to symbolize the Hindu dogma of reincarnation. Their natural process of molting or shedding their skin is symbolic of the human souls' transmigration of bodies from one life to another.
In the back right hand Shiva holds an hour glass shaped drum or damaru. The drum represents the rhythmic sound to which Nataraja dances and ceaselessly recreates the universe. The front right hand is in the abhaya-mudra (the "fear not" gesture, made by holding the palm outward with fingers pointing up).
The back left hand carries agni (fire) in a vessel or in his hand. The flames represent the destructive energy with which Nataraja dances at the end of each cosmic age, cleansing sins and removing illusion. The front left hand is across the chest in the gahahasta (elephant trunk) pose, with the wrist limp and the fingers pointed downward toward the uplifted foot.
Shiva's raised left foot, grants eternal bliss to those who approach him. The other foot treads firmly upon the dwarf of ignorance, allowing the birth of knowledge. Nataraja dances above the body of the demon, Apasmara, whom he has killed; in this role he is called Natesa. Apasmara, the dwarf demon, represents the ignorance of teaching that all opposites (for example good and evil) are false.
Brass statues from India 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."
You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup. If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece. You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair.
Indian brass's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate. The metal can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold. We suggest you bathe the sculpture every couple of months so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture and then use a cotton cloth with some natural oil to give the statue a shine.
If you have any questions concerning your brass statue please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.
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 email@example.com for a shipping quote.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.
Shipping quote for Brass Large Dancing Shiva Nataraj 70"
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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