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Granite (Medium, 31cm)
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This highly detailed piece in granite is of the Goddess Durga, popularly known as the warrior goddess in Hindu mythology. According to legend, Durga was created to slay the buffalo demon Mahishasura, as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and the lesser gods were not powerful enough to overcome him. Durga is derived from these male deities, and embodies their collective energy (shakti) and inner power.
This power is represented by the weapons and mudras she holds. She is symbolic of the divine forces (divine shakti or feminine power) that is used against negative forces. She is said to combine the powers of goddesses Lakshmi, Kali and Saraswati. Goddess Durga is always depicted riding a tiger or lion, symbolising her control over the uncontrolled animalistic tendencies and our lower nature. She reminds us to stay in alignment with our higher selves, so that our actions are guided by the divine and not the egoic forces.
ABOUT THE ARTIST - R. Mani
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 his skills on to his son Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples in India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, and Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specialises 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 for his work, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of bliss 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.
DETAILS:Artist: R. Mani
Origin: Tamil Nadu, India
Dimensions: 31 cm(height) x 21.5 cm(length) x 9 cm(width)
Product DetailsBrand: Mystik RiverProduct Code:Availability: trueWeight: 6.0kg