- About Us
- Our Artists
- Our Collections
- Contact Us
Sandstone (Medium, 43cm)
An exemplary work of traditional Indian Art perfected here by R. Mani. Inspired by women figures of the world famous Khajuraho Temple, R. Mani skilfully creates his own masterpiece - Godess Manasa . She is one of the deities in Hinduism, also known as the Snake Goddess. She is worshipped in India for fertility and prosperity.
About Goddess Manasa - The Goddess of Prosperity
Manasa is a goddess of snakes, daughter of Lord Shiva, and sister of God Vasuki, king of nagas or serpents. Generally represented as a wrathful deity, she is known for her independent prowess and attitude. Symbolically, the figure of the Goddess Manasa is sheltered by a canopy of a seven-headed Cobra. She either stands or sits on a lotus or swan, and sometimes holds her son named Astika. Associated with the cure of snakebite, she is also worshipped as a goddess of fecundity and prosperity in Bengal and Jharkhand, states in India. Thus, she is known through the names of vishahara or destroyer of snake poison, nitya or eternal, and Padmavati, or lotus goddess.
About R. Mani
R. Mani born in 1965 , is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by Art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor, maintaining and restoring sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India. Then passing on his skills to his son.
R. Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples of India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, and Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specializes in traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble.
Holder of two awards from the President of India, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of blissfulness that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation. Some of the leading meditation centres around the world carry his work. R. Mani's intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.
Note: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.
Artist: R. Mani
Origin: Chennai, India
Medium: Indian Sandstone
Dimensions: 43cm(h) x 17cm(l) x 10cm(w)
Weight: 9.2 (kg)
View more from our collection of Indian garden ornaments.
Product DetailsBrand: Mystik RiverProduct Code: Figurine025Availability: trueWeight: 9.2kg