SOLD Masterpiece Indra Statue King of Heavens with Arms Outstretched Seated on Clouds 23"
- Indra, the King of the heavens, leader of the benevolent Devas and lord of lightening, storms, rain and rivers is a stunning masterpiece whose inspiration was taken by the Indra statue in the Golden Temple in Patan, Nepal!
- He sits in the full lotus pose with his arms outstretched in an encompassing gesture as if showing everyone he is the king of the heavens and rules over all the sky
- He sits on a base of swirling clouds and winds that is carved with extreme detail with the carvings penetrating deep into the copper, the deep carvings of the clouds and intricate details in the crown is absolutely stunning and executed by a master craftsman
- He wears a crown and amazing jewelry all carved deeply into the copper with intricate designs with a large diamond shaped necklace on his chest that symbolizes a thunderbolt, as well as a sterling silver chain that is separate from the statue, with real stones of red coral, blue turquiose, ruby, lapis lazuli and mother of pearl incorporated into the statue
- Indra has eyes carved into his open palms and has sterling silver inlay in his eyes as well as in his third eye which is unique in that it is designed as a normal eye would be rather than vertically, the silver inlay contrasts beautifully with the 24 karat gilding that covers all of the statue
- This Masterpiece Indra is hand made by the master artist, Mahesh Shakya of Nepal and completely one of a kind, you will receive this exact statue with your order
He is shown seated on on an intricately carved swirling base in padmasana or full lotus posture with his arms stretched wide open. Indra wears crown with tasslels coming out of both sides with two large ruby earrings. He has a sublime peaceful expression on his face and a blissful smile.
You just know when you find the right piece to bring into your home and into your heart. - Kyle Tortora, Founder of Lotus Sculpture
The Buddha was a son of the rulers Sakyas. He was married at the age of 16 and lived in luxury and comfort sheltered from the harsh realities of life. When he was 29 he realized that men are subject to old age, sickness and death. He became aware of the suffering inherent in existence. He resolved to give up princely life and become a wandering ascetic (samana) in search for the Truth.
With the two of samanas he attained mystical states of elevated consciousness but he failed to find the Truth. He continued his search and was joined by five ascetics in a grove near Uruvela, where he practiced sever austerities and self-mortification for six years. When he fainted away in weakness, he abandoned ascetic practices to seek his own path to Enlightenment. Discarding the teachings of his contemporaries, through meditation he achieved Enlightenment, or ultimate understanding. There after the Buddha instructed his followers in the dharma (truth) and the "Middle Way" a path between worldly life and extremes of self-denial.
The essence of the Buddha's early preaching was said to be the four Noble truths: 1) life is fundamentally disappointment and suffering. 2) suffering is a result of one's desires for pleasure, power, and continued existence; 3) to stop disappointment and suffering on must stop desiring; and 4) the way to stop desiring and thus suffering is the Noble eight fold path - right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness and right concentration. The realization of the truth of anatman (no eternal self) was taught as essential for the indescribable state of release called nirvana.
Copper statues from Nepali do not need much maintenance. The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating. They are meant solely for indoor use.
If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece. You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue. Please pay special attention to not use any oil on any painted surface of the sculpture, such as the face. This will damage the paint and possibly recolor the painted area. Simply use a cotton cloth to dust the face if the face requires attention. Make sure the surface that touches the face does not have any oils present on it. If there are natural stones on the sculpture use caution while going over the stones as they can become dislodged while handling the sculpture.
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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.
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This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. International shipping charges will be calculated automatically upon checkout.
You can obtain a shipping quote for any statue by clicking the link, Calculate Shipping beneath to the Add To Cart button on every statues' page. Or you can email [email protected] or call us 760-994-4455 to receive a shipping quote. Please include the item number of the statue you are interested in purchasing as well as your country and postal code. 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.