Fiber Meditating Shiva with Cobra & Trident 16"
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Fiber Meditating Shiva with Cobra & Trident 16"

Item #: 1f22z

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$260 Item #: 1f22z
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Statue Details

Materials: Fiberglass hand made in Kolkata, India
Total Height Including Base: 16 inches or 41 cms
Base Width & Depth: 14 x 11.5 inches
Weight: 9 pounds or 4 kgs
  • Shiva is calmly meditating on a tiger skin rug with both hands resting in his lap in the dhyana mudra of meditation
  • He is wearing a tiger skin across his chest as well as rudraksha beads around his neck, upper arms and wrists with 2 cobras around his neck and encircling the bun on top of his head
  • There is a trident with a drum in the base next to Shiva
Description The muscular form of Shiva is calmly mediating on a tiger skin with a tiger skin draped across his chest.  Both his hands are calmly resting in his lap in the dhayna mudra of meditation.  He wears a necklace of rudraksha beads around his neck along with beads around his upper arms and wrists.  There is a larger cobra wrapped around his broad chest as well as arising from his hair.  Snakes symbolizes the power Shiva 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 souls transmigration of bodies from one life to another.  The goddess Ganga spouts water from her mouth from the bun atop Shiva's head.  There is a large trident with a drum that sticks into the base next to Shiva.
The Shiva sculpture would be the perfect addition for a quite room used for meditation or reflection.
About Shakti
By you this universe is borne,
By you this world is created,
O Devi, by you it is protected

The Shakta tradition glorifies Devi, the consort of Shiva, as the World Mother who, as Shakti, is the energy giving power behind all creation.  Shakti is shown in many forms.  As Uma or Parvati, she is the gentle consort of Shiva.  As Kamakshi or Rajarajeshwari she is the Great Mother.  In the form of Durga she rides a tiger, the ego and arrogance that man must subdue.  In her angry form she is Kali. In her sensual form she is Bogashakti. Bogashakti is the form that Parvati takes before going into the inner sanctum of a temple with her husband, Shiva. "Boga" meaning pleasure and "Shakti" meaning energy; this form embodies Devi's sexual energy.

The earliest term applied to the divine feminine, which still retains its popular usage, is Shakti. The word Shakti is used in a variety of ways ranging from its use as a way to illustrate the ultimate primordial creative power, to expressing the capacity or power of words to convey meaning. The word 'Shakti' is derived from the root 'shak,' meaning potency or the potential to produce, an assertion of Her inherent creative aptitude.

All interpretations of the word 'Shakti' hold common one parameter, Power. Specifically, Shakti means Power, Force and Feminine Energy. She represents the fundamental creative instinct underlying the cosmos, and is the energizing force of all divinity, of every being and every thing. Devotees believe the whole universe to be a manifestation of Shakti, who is also known by her general name Devi, from the Sanskrit root 'div' which means to shine.
Care

Fiber statues from India are extremely strong and durable.  They can be dropped and put through stress and not break.  The paint is able to be washed without discoloring or fading.  This makes the sculpture perfect for perfect for performing abhishekam during puja ceremonies.

"Fiber statues are extremely durable and strong!  You can wash them and perform puja with liquids without worrying about the colors."

The only maintenance you will need will be to dust them regularly.  You can wash them as well to give the deity of a bath of love and appreciation!

If you have any questions concerning your fiber statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.

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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.