Phenomenal Stone Vishnu And Lakshmi Seated On Five Headed Serpent Statue for Outdoors

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Phenomenal Stone Vishnu And Lakshmi Seated On Five Headed Serpent Statue for Outdoors
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Vishnu is worshiped as the protector and preserver of the world and restorer of dharma In his hands he holds a discus, conch and a club and is married to Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth and fertility with an owl as her vehicle sitting together under the 5 headed serpent called Sheshnag. 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
MaterialStone
Product CareWipe it off with a Dry Cloth. No further Cleaning is Required.
StateOdisha
CraftStone Carving-Odisha
Craft StoryIn Odessa stone carving is the major handicraft. It reached heights of excellence through centuries. There are innumerable rock-cut sculptures, archaeological monuments, caves and temples like Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Lingaraj, Puri and that are wonder in stone, the temple chariot of the Sun God at Konark, in addition to the beautiful Stupas and monasteries of Lalitgiri Ratnagiri and Udayagiri built for centuries and embroidered with most beautiful and intricately carved statue and other adornments. The present artisans have kept alive the sculptural traditions of their forefathers. So they are carving exact replicas of the original temple sculptures besides producing a variety of other items. They use ultra-soft white soap stone, and slightly harder greenish chlorite and the still harder pinkish Khan and the hardest of all black granite.
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