Collector's Piece, Green Stone Dancing Shiva- Natraja Statue

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Collector's Piece, Green Stone Dancing Shiva- Natraja Statue
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The King of Dance - Nataraja. Nataraja or Nataraj symbolizes the third divine force of Hindus ƒ?? The Lord Shiva is believed to be destroyer evil is Depicted as a divine dancer perfuming his dance. The dance signifies the destruction and signaling the creation of a new world by the Lord Brahma, In this Stone sculpture Lord Shiva is seen dancing in a ring of flames, while lifting his left leg and is seen balancing on a Devil.In this form, The Nataraj is always depicted with his four hands. Left foot rest on a demon which signifies liberation. A cobra uncoils from his lower right lower arm. The upper right hand holds a "Damru", a little drum shaped instrument. The second right hand is in 'Abhayamudra' which means security against unholy and darkness. The upper left hand contains fire which symbolizes destruction and the second left hand focuses towards the raised foot which implies freedom. This statue is carved from the soft stone of Orissa by artisans whose ancestors have practiced this craft of stone carving for centuries. Hammers and chisels of various sizes and shapes, called the Muna, Patili, Martual, Thuk-Thuki and Nitana are used to bring life these life-like figures from featureless stone. Once engraved, the finishing Is done by scrapping out the extra material using a flat-edged iron tool.
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Height(Inches) 72.00
Weight(Kg) 400.00
Material Stone
Product Care Granite and laterite rocks which are believed to have originated in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu are given a unique local character by the stone carvers of Kerala. Granite is commonly used material for all stone carved products and a specific variety known as krishnashila which is sourced from Omalur in Pathanamthitta district and from Tirthala in the south Malabar, and is used for the sculpting of temple idols.Mahadeva Temple at Kazhakuttam and the Vaddakkunathan Temple at Thrissur were built by using Laterite, the red muddy stone that is abundantly available throughout Kerala and is also used for domestic structures. Although soft when quarried, it rapidly hardens on coming into contact with the elements and transforms into a highly durable and strong construction material. Also the stone is somewhat porous which allow the rock to breathe in the humid tropical heat. The use of laterite appears to be suffering a decline due to the changing aesthetic of the local populace, who prefer cement as a building material.
State Odisha
Craft Stone Carving-Odisha
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