Makrana Marble Gopal Krishna Statue 39"
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Makrana Marble Gopal Krishna Statue 39"

Item #: 80wm100

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Statue Details

Materials: White Makrana Marble Hand Carved & Painted from Varanasi, India
Total Height Including Base: 39 inches or 99 cms
Base Width & Depth: 9 x 6 inches
Weight: 94 pounds or 43 kgs
  • Krishna is hand painted and hand carved from one piece of white Makrana marble, the same marble used for the Taj Mahal
  • His halo was broken during shipping and fixed which is the reason for the discount
  • Krishna fits perfectly with the matching Radha and the two statues can be purchased as a set.  Click here to view the matching Radha statue>>>
  • He ships directly from our California showroom, allow 1-2 days for packing
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 flute is missing for this piece but on our next trip to India we will bring one back.  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 its roots in the mud.  The lotus is a symbolic of ones path to enlightenment.  A soul must first find ones way out of the cycle of suffering in this world to achieve moksha or enlightenment just as the lotus has risen from the mud to be a beautiful flower.  
Krishna is carved from one piece of white marble and painted in typical North Indian fashion.  He 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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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 gallery and ready for immediate packing & shipping. Packing takes anywhere from 1-4 business days. Shipping takes anywhere from 1-6 business days. The shipping price is automatically calculated from Oceanside, California to the destination in the online checkout. Or you can get a shipping quote by clicking the Calculate Shipping link beneath the Add to Cart button. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance to the destination from our Oceanside, California showroom.
The delivery charges include insurance, a residential lift gate delivery to your home or business. The freight company will call you to schedule a delivery day and time frame to make the delivery. Someone must be present to receive the statue. Depending on where you are located we will use either R&L Carriers, UPS Freight, Estes, DHX or Roadrunner Transport.
The freight company will use a lift gate to bring the sculpture to the ground and then use a pallet jack to move it anywhere on the same level. They will move it anywhere in your driveway or in your garage. They will not take it to your backyard or in the elevator to your apartment or up or down any steps. They will not be unpacking the statue and taking the crate away. Think of them as you would UPS or Fedex. They only deliver the statue. If you require a little extra service, (within reason) a tip to a delivery man usually works wonders!
For placing the statue our customers have either placed the statue themselves with help of a friend and a tool like a hand truck or a dolly. Or by contacting their landscaper who is used to moving large and heavy objects like rocks and trees into place. For much larger and heavier sculptures sometimes the customer needs a piece of heavy equipment for placing the statue like a crane or forklift. If you have any questions contact me directly at [email protected] or (760) 994-4455

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International Shipping

This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California showroom and ready for immediate packing & shipping. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Packing takes anywhere from 1-4 days depending on the statue. We can ship the statue using either sea or air freight to either the your home or the closest port.
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, California to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. To get a shipping quote click the Calculate Shipping link beneath the Add to Cart button and fill our the information or you can call 760-994-4455 or email us [email protected].