Antique Java Style Bronze Standing Murlidhara Krishna - Avatar of Vishnu - 39cm/16"
Measures (Height) 39cm/16"
An antique Indonesian Java style standing Krishna statue depicted Krishna as a young boy.
Stood on a round double lotus lead pedestal. which is itself sat upon a square pedestal, Krishna is seen playing his flute or Bansuri. A divine instrument often associated with Krishna's Rasa Iila dance. He expresses irresistible joy on his reed. When Krishna is depicted as being between the age of 5 and 8, it is always with his flute. Therefore, during this period, he is aptly called Murlidhara (murali means flute and dhara means hold), signifying the one who holds the flute.
Krishna, the most popular avatar of Vishnu, is represented here as a young boy.
He wears complex robes. On his head Krishna wears a stylised peacock feather. This symbolises the entire range of colours humans are made of and that each one of us is a part of the almighty.
As God, he is formless but to mortals, he appears Blue by day and Black by night, making him just like a peacock feather. The beaded halo behind his head represents his divinity.
This representation of Krishna symbolises divine music. It is the call from the Lord, inviting every creature to His abode. Lord Krishna is the ideal of divine love, the God of love. The flute also symbolises a human heart, which is made hollow (i.e. free from worldly thoughts).
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the face. Each detail is rendered perfectly.The details of this piece are particularly appealing.
The perfect traditional in appearance Krishna to bring serenity and timeless style to you home, office or sacred space.
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It is important to remember that Buddhism is all about a personal journey, meaning there are many reasons to bring a Buddha statue into the home as well as many different types of Buddha statue to choose from.
The key element of Buddha statues is that they help communicate and remind individuals of the Buddha’s teachings by helping to focus on spirituality.