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Fantastic Durga Puja Statue 66"
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    Fantastic Durga Puja Statue 66"

    Item # 1f20

    Price: $6500

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    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
    A Wonderful Experience - 8.25.2014

    Buying these Ganeshas were a dream of mine for so long and I'm glad I did. Kyle was absolutely wonderful to deal and my Ganeshas came rather quickly and beautifully packaged. They are treasures on my altar and already I'm thinking of my next purchase. Thank you Lotus Sculpture for your wonderful service.

    Reviewer:Aman Pillay (Auckland, Auckland, NZ)

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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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    • Materials: Fiberglass, hair, cloth & beads hand made in Kolkata, India
    • Total Height Including Base: 66 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 66 x 17 inches
    • Weight: 125 pounds
    • Durga is shown with her 10 arms each holding weapons as she defeats the buffalo demon, Mahisha
    • Durga is surrounded by Ganesh, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Murugan as well as a lion, Mahisha the demon and a snake, buffalo, owl rat, snake and peacock
    • Each figure has a full head of real hair, is hand painted and wears hand made royal gowns & crowns made using cloth and glass beads
    • Statues like this fill temples in Kolkata and all of India during Durga Puja
    • The sculpture ships directly from our California showroom, allow 2 days for packing

    Description

    An utterly fantastic statue of Durga defeating the buffalo demon or asura Mahisha.  Durga is the center piece of the sculpture.  She is radiant, standing with her ten arms spread out like the rays of the sun each holding a weapon bent on the destruction of Mahishasura.   The sculpture captures the moment when Durga's spear pierces the chest of Mahisha with drops of blood pouring from the wound.  Durga's vahana or vehicle, a lion, is actively participating in the foray jumping on the the Buffalo of Mahisha.  A snake is slithering along the front of the sculpture in the act of biting Mahisha's leg. 
    Surrounding Durga are small versions of Ganesh and Murugan.  Ganesh is in the abhaya mudra and holds a lotus, conch shell and an elephant goad.  At his feet his vehicle, Mooshika the rat.  Murugan is on the opposite side holding a bow and arrow.   He has a slight mustache with his vehicle, a peacock by his side.  Lakshmi is behind Ganesha with one hand held up in the abhaya mudra.  Saraswati is behind Murugan playing the veena.  Both their vehicles, the owl and swan are on the base of the sculpture.
    How the sculpture is made:  First each of the gods are made using a clay.  A mold is then made from each clay model.  A liquid fiberglass mixture is then poured into the mold and allowed to harden.  The mold is then broken off and the hardened fiber models are put together.  Clothes are then fashioned to fit the gods.  The clothes are custom made using old saris and patterned cloth.  Glass beads are then fixed to the cloths.  The crowns are made using cloth and then held in place with fiber skeletons.  Beads are added to the crowns as well.  Jewelry inlcuding nose rings, earrings, rings and bangals are added to each figure.  The long, black, curly hair is made from horse hair and is added to each of the gods.  The figures are all hand painted.
    Durga Puja:  The statues are specifically made from Durga Puja celebrations and are the exact same statues used in Kolkata, India. 

    About Durga

    The Hindu Goddess of Durga is the most powerful aspect of Devi.  Durga means "the invincible" or "the inaccessible". Kali is considered by Hindus to be an aspect of Durga.  Durga is thus considered the fiercer, demon-fighting form of Shiva's wife, the goddess Parvati. Durga manifests fearlessness and patience, and never loses her sense of humor, even during spiritual battles of epic proportion.

    Durga the Buffalo Demon Slayer

    The buffalo demon Mahisha stomped across the three worlds, kicking up dust, polluting the earth and sea.
    Neither Indra, king of gods, nor Kumara, commander of the celestial armies could stop him.  In despair the gods called on Vishnu for help.  Vishnu confronted the demon Mahisha first as Narasimha the man lion and then as Varaha, the boar, but each time he failed to subdue the demon.

    Shiva, the supreme ascetic, disturbed by the violence opened h's third eye unleashing the fire of doom.  Even the power of Shiva's third eye capable of destroying the three worlds could not arrest Mahisha's march.
    "Nothing can stop Mahisha now: he will soon control the universe and make Nature dance to his tunes," said Brahma the creator.

    "It will never be so, Nature can never be conquered,"  said Brahma as his divine strength, his shakti, emerged from his body in the form of the goddess Brahmi.  She rode a swan and held books of wisdom in her hands.

    Simultaneously, the shaktis of the other gods emerged taking female forms. From Indra, rose Indrani bearing a thunderbolt, riding an elephant, from Kumara rose Kaumari holding a lance and riding a peacock, from Vishnu rose Vaishanavi on an eagle with a discus whirling on her finger, from Varaha came the sharp tusk sow Varahi, from Shiva came Shiavani riding a bull bearing a trident.

    The seven shaktis, unrestrained by the bodies of the gods, were fearsome beings - unbridled, untamed, restless energies of the cosmos.  They would not submit to the authority of any man, beast or god, let alone a demon.
    They rose to the sky and merged with each other in a blinding light.  The sounds of the conchs, drums and bells filled the air.  With bated breath, the gods watched the light.  From the heavenly light arose a beautiful goddess.
    "Who are you" asked the gods.

    "I am Durga, the inaccessible one," replied the goddess.  "I am Prakriti, the substance that gives form and identity to all things.  I am Shakti, the power that enables all creatures to exist, to feel, think, act and react.  I am Maya, the delusion that makes life alluring yet elusive." The gods saluted the great goddess.  "Give me your weapons and I shall destroy he who seeks to dominate me," said the great goddess.

    The goddess acquiesced.  Shiva gave his trident, Vishnu his discus and mace, Indra his thunderbolt, Kurmara his lance, Brahma his bow.  Then mounting a lion, Durga prepared for battle.

    News of Vindhyavasini, Durga, the beautiful goddess who resides upon a mountain, mount Meru, reached Mahisha.  "She shall be my queen," declared the buffalo demon.  He ordered his two generals, Chanda and Munda, to fetch her.
    Chanda and Munda placed the marriage proposal before Durga.

    Durga did not reply.  The demons viewed this as insubordination and threatened Durga.  The mighty goddess responded by swinging her sword in one grand sweep she cut off both the generals heads.
    The violent rejection of his marriage proposal enraged Mahisha.  "Bring that proud woman before me in chains and I shall show her who is master."

    A hundred thousand asuras armed with bows, arrows, spears and swords surrounded Mount Meru, determined to capture Durga.  They marched up the mountain, before long a hundred thousand demon heads were seen rolling down Mount Meru smearing its slopes red.

    Durga drank the blood of the demons.  Seizing a lute and drum she made music to celebrate her victory.
    Humiliated by the defeat Mahisha asked, "Why won't you marry me, am I not lord of the three worlds?"
    "I shall marry only he who defeats me in battle," revealed the goddess. "Then let us fight," responded the buffalo demon.

    A great battle commenced.  Mountains shook, oceans trembled, clouds scattered across the sky, as the buffalo demon attacked Durga.  He rushed towards her, sometimes as a buffalo, sometimes as a lion, sometimes as an elephant.  The goddess broke the buffalo's horns with her mace, sheared the lion's mane with her lance, cut the elephant's trunk with her sword.

    Weapon after weapon, when hurled at the buffalo demon, but each time he managed to rise up undefeated.
    Realizing that her weapons had no effect on Mahisha, Durga threw them aside, dismounted from her lion and with her bare hands sprang upon Mahisha's back.  With her tender feet she kicked his head.  The demon, immune to the weapons of all the gods, fell senseless at the touch of Durga's feet. Durga then raised her trident and plunged it into the buffalo demons heart conquering the unconquerable.

    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.