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SOLD Black Marble Gopal Krishna Statue 34"
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    SOLD Black Marble Gopal Krishna Statue 34"

    Item # 65bm6

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    • Materials: Hand Carved Black Marble from Orissa, India
    • Total Height Including Base: 34 inches total, Krishna 28 inches, base 6 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 17 x 10 inches
    • Weight: 153 pounds
    • Krishna is always enjoying his life by enticing all the gopis, cow herders daughters, to fall in love with him with the enchanting music of his flute and godly charm
    • Krishna is carved seperately from the base
    • Krishna is perfect for both in and outdoors
    • Krishna ships directly from our California gallery

    Description

    Lord Krishna is said to be the first teacher of the art of living. Krishna plays his flute beguiling the cow herders daughters with his enchanting melodies and irresistible charisma. He is thought to affirm life by rejoicing in worldly pleasures teaching us to enjoy our time on this earth.  Krishna's body bends in three places. This is the most sought out posture of love and affection.  He plays a simple flute.  The hollowness of the flute symbolizes a human being who is devoid of Ego and desires. When you become like a flute, without a desires, the lord will take you up and breath through you to give you moksha.  The flute also symbolizes the yogic technique of pranayama (breath control). By doing pranayama, you go through 6 stages of spirituality which is indicated by the 6 holes in flute.  By standing on the lotus, Krishna gives us the advice to be like a lotus, which lay in the water with out getting wet.  Being acting like a lotus one is able to live in this world free from desires and materiality.
    Krishna is carved from one piece of black marble.  The base is carved separately from one piece of Indian granite. 
    Krishna is hand carved and completely one of a kind.  When you order Krishna you will receive this exact sculpture pictured above.

    About Krishna

    One of the most widely revered and most popular of all Indian divinities, is Krishna worshipped as the eighth incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. Krishna became the focus of a large number of devotional cults, which over the centuries have produced a wealth of religious poetry, music, painting and sculpture.

    The child Krishna was adored for his mischievous pranks; he also performed many miracles and slew demons. As a youth, the cowherd Krishna became renown as a lover, the sound of his flute prompting gopis (wives and daughters of the cowherds) to leave their homes to dance ecstatically with him in the forests. His favorite among them was the beautiful Radha. Krishna's youthful dalliances with the gopis are interpreted as symbolic of the loving interplay between God and the human soul. Krishna affirms life in his pranks, music and lovemaking.

    The rich variety of legends associated with Krishna's life led to an abundance of representation in painting and sculpture. The most reknown story surrounding Krishna is the Bahgavad Gita or Gita which is considered one of the most importatnt Hindu texts. The Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. Krishna is explaining to Arjuna that it is Arjuna's moral obligation to fight in a war that will put him against some members of his family. Krishna like Vishnu is an upholder of the moral order of the universe.


     

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    Video of Sculpture

    Care

    "Use a cotton cloth and gently buff the surface of the statue to bring out the natural polish of the stone."

    White, red and black marble statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved.  Here are some easy tips to keep your White, red and black marble statues from Lotus Sculpture looking like the gods they are:
    • Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
    • To make the statue shine use a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
    • You can use a small amount of natural oil such as coconut oil or olive oil to further polish the sculpture
    • Use a tooth brush to get into the hard to reach spaces of the sculpture
    • DO NOT TOUCH the painted surfaces of any of the white marble statues.  This will damage the painting if done often
    We recommend keeping our marble statues in an indoor environment.  The statues are durable however not durable enough to brave the natural outdoors.  Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or info@lotussculpture.com.

    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.