Antique Thai Style Bronze Erawan Airavata Statue with Brahma - 42cm/17" Tall
Measures (Height) 42cm/17"
An antique Thai style bronze Erawan or Airavata statue with Brahma.
Erawan is the Thai name for Airaavatha or Airavata. Here Erawan is a 3 headed elephant with multiple tasks. Riding on Erawan is the deity Brahma.
Brahma is the Hindu God of Creation and one of the Trimurti, the others being Vishnu and Shiva. He is sitting with eight arms holding a variety of objects, including his sceptre. Brahma's four faces look North, South, East and West.
A left hand is held in a gesture of protection. A right hand holds a trident. The Trident or Trishula, is a divine symbol and principle iconography of the Hindu religion. The three points of the trishula have various meanings and significance, and, common to the Hindu religion, have many stories behind them.
They are commonly said to represent various trinities:
creation, maintenance, and destruction; past, present, and future; body, mind and atman; dharma or dhamma (law and order), bliss/mutual enjoyment and emanation/created bodies; compassion, joy and love; spiritual, psychic and relative; happiness, comfort and boredom; pride, repute and egotism; clarity, knowledge and wisdom; heaven, mind and earth; soul, fire and earth; soul, passion and embodied-soul; logic, passion and faith; prayer, manifestation and sublime.
A left hand also holds a Kalasha. The kalasha is considered a symbol of abundance and "source of life" in the Vedas. It is referred to as "overflowing full vase" in the Vedas. The Kalasha is believed to contain amrita, the elixir of life, and thus is viewed as a symbol of abundance, wisdom, and immortality.
The sculpture provides the perfect traditional in appearance Erawan to bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office or sacred space.
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