SOLD Bronze Antique Murugan & Consorts 23"
SOLD Bronze Antique Murugan & Consorts 23"
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SOLD Bronze Antique Murugan & Consorts 23"

Item #: 64b82

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This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at [email protected] or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.


Statue Details

Materials: Lost Wax Method Antique South Indian Bronze

Total Height Including Base: Murugan 23 inches, Consorts 20 inches
Base Width & Depth: 8 x 8 inches
Weight: Murugan 43 pounds, 2 Consorts 29 pounds each
  • The Murugan set was used in a temple and was cast approximately 75 years ago
  • The temple traded in the antiques because they wanted new murtis to worship
  • The statues are currenlty in the home of the owner of Lotus Sculpture but will ship the next business day
Description This fantastic antique bronze features Murugan the Hindu God of war and victory along with his two consorts Valli and Devasena.  Valli and her sibling Devasena were the daughters of Lord Vishnu, and both of them undertook severe penance to become the consorts of Lord Murugan, who appeared before them and gave the boon of marriage in their next birth.  Murugan is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati who also is knows as Kartikeya and Skanda.  Murugan holds his spear known as a vel along with a double dorje which looks like a two sided trident. 
The figures have the features of antique bronzes with squat figures and almond shaped eyes.  They are solid cast bronze figures.  The set were traded into our artisans because the Murugan temple they came from wanted our artisans to a cast new bronze Murugan statue for them.  The original statues are estimated to be cast in the early 1940's.  These statue are really delightful to have with us! 

About Murugan Murugan or Skanda is regarded as the supreme commander of the Gods and the destroyer of evil forces.  He is also regarded as the epitome of knowledge.  He is revered as an infant, as a child - (Balasubramanian), as a handsome and romantic prince (Valli Manavaalan - Azhagan Murugan), as an invincible warrior - ruler, and also as a mature renunciate. Murugan is also known as Kartikeya, Kumara, Skanda, Subramanya, Shanmukha or  Murugan.   As Kartikeya he is designated the deity of war, guarding right and destroying evil.  As Subramanya, he has two consorts, Valli and Devasena, who embody Jnana Shakti, the power of knowledge and Kriya Shakti, the power of action. As Shanmukha, the six-headed, he teaches that we have five senses and the mind, and only when all six are in harmony is there spiritual growth.

Murugan is regarded as the son of Shiva and Parvati and hence the brother of Ganesha.  There is a shrine to Murugan in all Saivite temples in Tamil Nadu, and likewise there are shrines to Shiva and Parvati in all temples dedicated to Skanda.

Valli, the daughter of a tribal ruler and Devani the daughter of Indra the King of Devas are the consorts of Skanda.  Murugan is also revered as the nephew of Vishnu and is referred to as Maal Marugan.

Murugan's vahana or vehicle is the peacock who struts around admiring his own beauty.  Murugan places himself on top of the peacock suppressing it, reminding us not to let pride and egotism get the better of us.  In battle Murugan's weapon is a bow and arrow.  He is often shown carrying a flag and vel or spear.  The vel is a symbol of Lord Murugan.  He uses the vel to guard the spiritual progress of the world.

The Story of the Birth of the Celestial Warlord:  Parvati gave Shiva's aura to the gods.  "From this will rise the warlord you seek," said the goddess.
The gods gave Shiva's aura to Svaha, consort of Agni, the fire god.  Unable to bear the heat of the aura and the god Agni for long, Svaha gave the aura to Ganga the river goddess who cooled it in her icy waters until Shiva's aura turned into a seed.
Aranyani, the goddess of the forest, embedded the divine seed in the fertile forest floor where it was transformed into a robust child with six heads and twelve arms.
Six forest nymphs called the Krittikas found this magnificent child in a lotus.  Over come by maternal affection they began nursing him.  The six headed son of Shiva, born of many mothers, came to be known as Kartikeya.
Parvati taught Kartikeya the art of war and turned him into the celestial warlord called Skanda.
Skanda took command of the celestial armies, defeated Taraka in battle and restored the heavens to the gods.
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.