Gray Marble 6 Armed Dancing Shiva Statue 15"
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Gray Marble 6 Armed Dancing Shiva Statue 15"

Item #: 94gm55

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Statue Details

Materials: Durkey Grey Marble Hand Carved in Tamil Nadu, India
Total Height Including Base: 15 inches or 38 cms
Base Width & Depth: 8 x 3.5 inches
Weight: 14 pounds or 6 kgs
  • The Hindu God of destruction, Shiva dances upon the back of the dwarf, Apasmara, who has fangs for teeth and two horns and holds a cobra
  • He has 6 arms which hold an axe, trident and a cobra with his other hands in the abhaya mudra or "fear not" gesutre which is meant to dispell fear as well the varada mudra which is meant to bestow boons on his devotees with his final arm across his chest
  • Shiva is a one of a kind sculpture hand carved from one piece of marble by the grey marble artist, Ellumalai and completely one-of-a-kind, for indoor use only, you will receive this exact statue with your order
Description
Shiva dances on the back of the dwarf, Apasmara, who has fangs for teeth and two horns and holds a cobra.  Apasmara represents negative forces or ignorance and by dancing on Apasmara, Shiva is believed to be stomping out ignorance from the world.  Shiva has 6 arms which hold an axe, trident and a cobra with his other hands in the abhaya mudra or "fear not" gesutre which is meant to dispell fear as well the varada mudra which is meant to bestow boons on his devotees  with his final arm across his chest.  He wears a beautiful, conical shaped crown with a godly halo or chakra framing his handsome face. 

Care:  Grey marble is a delicate stone which gives the artist the ability to carve very fine details in it as one can see by the beautiful detail work done on all these statues.  When cleaning the statue it is best to use a clean paint brush or a cotton cloth to go over the piece and effectively remove all the dust.  DO NOT USE OIL of any type as this will seep into the stone and discolor the statue. 
About Shiva Shiva the Destroyer (Sanskrit: Auspicious One), or Siva, is one of the main Deities of Hinduism, worshipped as the paramount lord by the Saivite sects of India. Shiva is one of the most complex gods of India, embodying seemingly contradictory qualities. He is the destroyer and the restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger.
Shiva was originally known as Rudra, a minor deity addressed only three times in the Rig Veda.  He gained importance after absorbing some of the characteristics of an earlier fertility god and became Shiva, part of the trinity, or trimurti, with Vishnu and Brahma.
Shiva 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 soul's transmigration of bodies from one life to another.
Shiva's female consort and wife is Parvati; because of his generosity and reverence towards Parvati, Shiva is considered an ideal role model for a husband. The divine couple together with their sons - the six-headed Skanda and the elephant headed Ganesh - reside on Mount Kailasa in the Himalayas. 
His guardian is Nandi (the white bull), whose statue can often be seen watching over the main shrine.  The bull is said to embody sexual energy, fertility.  Riding on its back, Shiva is in control of these impulses.
He often holds a trident, which represents the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu.  It is also said to represent the threefold qualities of nature: creation, preservation and destruction, although preservation is usually attributed to Vishnu.
As the destroyer, Shiva is dark and terrible, encircled with serpents and a crown of skulls.
Shiva often wears sacred Rudaksha beads, perhaps a reference to his earlier name Rudra.
The crescent moon Shiva wears on his crown, besides being a symbol of Kama the goddess of nightly love, also represents the bull, Nandi, a fertility symbol.
Shiva holds a skull that represents samsara, the cycle of life, death and rebirth.  Samsara is a central belief in Hinduism.  Shiva himself also represents this complete cycle because he is Mahakala, the Lord of Time, destroying and creating all things.
Shiva is represented in a variety of forms.  One such form is as a lingam.  The ovoid shape is a representation of the absolute perfection of Lord Shiva - if that which is beyond form had to be given form, the lingam would be the closest form to the mystical experience of the absolute perfection of Shiva.   Shiva is often pictured in a pacific mood with his consort Parvati, as the cosmic dancer Nataraja, as a naked ascetic, as a mendicant beggar, as a yogi, and as the androgynous union of Shiva and Parvati in one body (Ardhanarisvara).
Another example of Shiva's apparent synthesis of male and female attributes is seen in his earrings.  He wears one earring in the style of a man and the other as a female.
Shiva's third eye is a symbol of higher consciousness.  It is also a weapon he uses to destroy his enemies by emitting a fire missile which has the power to incinerate the three worlds.  He can also kill all the gods and other creatures during the periodic destruction of the universe.  Shiva's third eye first appeared when Parvati, his wife, playfully covered his other two eyes, so Shiva opened his third eye emitting his destructive missile endangering the three worlds.
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