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The mystical land of India exudes an aura of the many gods and goddesses worshipped by the people of India. The statues of the Hindu Deities showcasing the mystical and spiritual influence of the almighty signify the eternal faith of masses in these gods and goddesses. Our site talks about Hindu deity statues of the great ancient religion - Hinduism. These Hindu deity statues have a mystical and spiritual influence. India is the only country in the world that has diverse cultures and religions
that forms an inevitable part of the lives of Indians. Hindu deities represent the Supreme. Hindu religion states that there is only one Supreme Being who is the God of all religions.
Gods of Hindu religion
Hinduism gods represent a particular feature of the Supreme Being. The Hindu Trinity consists of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva who are the creator, preserver and destroyer of the Universe. Each God in the trinity is not without a consort. Brahma has Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and Knowledge, for Vishnu is Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of love, beauty and delight. For Shiva is Goddess Kali, the Goddess of power, destruction and transformation.
The elephant headed, Lord Ganesha, is the deity of success. Goddess Laxmi is the deity of wealth and fortune.
Mythology for Hindus
The roots of the Hindu mythology can be traced back in the Vedic civilization. The other major sources of Hindu mythology and epic religious book in the Hindu mythology are Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas.
Schools of Hindu philosophy:
- Purva Mimamsa
- Uttara Mimamsa (Vedanta)
The schools that enriched Hinduism are Yoga, Purva Mimamsa and Vedanta. Hindu Religious practices focus on the awareness of God and seeking their blessings. Devotees worship the idols of Gods and Goddesses to relate themselves to the divinity. Invocation to God through the chanting of Mantras, prayers and devotion is uttered during the worshipping.
Natraj is referred to as "the dancer of creation, lord of joy and sorrow." The image of Natraj, the destroyer, is also known as "dancing Shiva" is beautifully sculpted on metals like bronze, wood, brass etc. it is meant to symbolize life's ebb and flow. It reminds us to balance the form and void, as well as the time before the divine created form from the void. The image of Natraj is captured and made into beautiful Natraj structures.
The Natraj sculpture stands upon a demon, which symbolizes triumph over spiritual ignorance.
Lord Krishna is the most revered deity that is worshipped across many traditions of the Hinduism. Lord Krishna is worshiped as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna over the centuries has produced a wealth of religious poetry, music, painting and sculpture. Statues of Krishna in bronze, wood, stone and marble are made. Lord krishna, standing awry in cross legged posture playing his flute spellbinds the whole world. Lord Krishna statues in bluish shade exude religious feelings and are ideal to keep in the living room and puja room. Lord Krishna statue made of marble wearing gold laced mukut with awesome peacock feather and playing on flute wins the heart of devotees. Statues of Radha and Krishna, the most beautiful couple of the world, in dancing posture during raslila, is eye catching.
Shiva is seen as the supreme deity in the Hinduism. Shiva embodies contradictory qualities which is the source of diversity in Shiva Statues. He is the destroyer and the restorer. The popular Shiva statues depict the Lord Shiva as a Snake coiled around his upper arms and neck. Natraj- the dancing figure of Shiva, Shiva with his female consort Parvati and their son Skanda or Shiva holding a trident, sacred Rudraksha bead, and the crescent moon on the forehead, holding the skull of samsara can be seen in the Shiva statues.
Marble Ganesha sculptures are immensely popular. Marble sculpting in exotic art work came down to India from the European countries such as Italy, Rome, Paris, England and so on in the late eighteenth century. Marble sculpting in India started with the intricate carvings of religious deities such as Ganesha. One can get innumerable Ganesha sculptures in white marble in Jaipur.
Bronze Ganesha sculptures are equally popular as bronze is a metal that is used for crafting sculptures, weapons and house-hold items. While bronze has been in use for more than 5000 years, it was first used in Iran, Iraq and Turkey during the 3,500 BC. Bronze is a favored material for sculpting and there are several types of Ganesha sculptures in different postures.
Wooden Ganesha sculptures are also very popular. Wood carvings on doors of temples, intricate designs on ceilings with various postures of Lord Ganesha are a common sight. Most Indian handicrafts stores sell Ganesha sculptures in wood which are very popular.
Stone Ganesha sculptures are an ancient tradition in India where rough natural stone are shaped by the controlled removal of the stone. While in Karnataka, exquisite Ganesha sculptures are made in black stone with detailed work with very fine engraved work in grayish-blackish work. In Tamil Nadu, granite Ganesha sculptures are very popular. There are softer stones that are used making Ganesha sculptures. The jali-work in stone is an age-old art form in Rajasthan that is an intricate work. Ganesha sculptures are also made with semi-precious stones.
So buy a Ganesha sculpture of your choice and bring in prosperity and happiness into your lives.
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