Marble Dattatreya Sculpture with Cow 24"
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Marble Dattatreya Sculpture with Cow 24"

Item #: 57wm5f

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$2790 Item #: 57wm5f
286 Store Reviews

Statue Details

Materials: Hand Carved & Painted White Makrana Marble from Rajasthan
Total Height Including Base: 24 inches or 61 cm
Base Width & Depth: 16 x 6 inches
Weight: 73 pounds or 33 kgs
  • Dattatreya was hand carved from one block of Makrana marble. Makrana marble is the best quality white marble in the world. It was used to make the Taj Mahal
  • Dattatreya is the synthesis of Shiva, Vishnu & Brahma, the complete Hindu Holy Trinity, into one form
  • Kamadhenu, the gift giving cow and 4 dogs surround Dattatreya
  • Dattatreya ships the same day from our California showroom
Description Dattatreya or Datta is considered by Hindus to be god who is an incarnation of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The word Datta means "Given", Datta is called so because the divine trinity has "given" themselves in the form of a son to the sage couple Atri and Anasuya. He is the son of Atri, hence the name "Atreya."

The three faced Datta is standing holding symbols in his hands that are typical of the 3 gods that make up Dattatreya.  In his foremost hands he holds a water vessel and string of malas symbols typical of lord Brahma.  In his middle two hands he holds a dhamru or drum, a symbol of Lord Shiva.  In his back two hands he holds a conch and discus, symbols of Lord Vishnu.  Represented in Datta's three faces are the members of the Hindu trinity.  The face looking straight ahead is Lord Vishnu with the distinct "V" on his forehead.  Looking to Datta's left is Lord Shiva with three horizontal marks across his forehead.  Looking to Datta's left towards the discus is Brahma.  There is a large cow behind Datta that can be identified with Kamadhenu, the gift giving cow.  

Dattatreya is recognized as an Avatar or incarnation of the Lord Shiva and as the Adi-Guru (First Teacher) of the Adinath Sampradaya of the Nathas. Although Dattatreya was at first a "Lord of Yoga" exhibiting distinctly Tantric traits, he was adapted and assimilated into the more devotional Vaishnavite cults; while still worshiped by millions of Hindus, he is approached more as a benevolent god than as a teacher of the highest essence of Indian thought.  The four dogs surrounding Datta represent the four Vedas.  The dogs are both wild and tame and symbols of fidelity and devotion.

About Makrana White Marble:  Makrana marble is regarded as being the oldest marble in age and the finest quality.  Makrana marble is named after a small town in Rajasthan, India where it is mined.  Artists have always sought out makrana marble because of its pure white color and its hardness.  Makrana marble was made famous for its use as the principle stone in the building of the Taj Mahal.  In sculpture the marble is often hand painted in vibrant colors giving a beautiful contrast to the pure white of the marble.
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
White marble statues from Varanasi, India that are unpainted can be placed outdoors.  We recommend keeping our smaller red and black marble statues as well as any painted marble statues in an indoor environment.  The red and black marble statues have some delicate pieces that could chip if left outisde.  The paint from the white marble statues will not last for more than 4 years if left outside so use discretion when placing your statues outdoors. 
Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or [email protected]


Shipping USA Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.