Shiva Statue - Antique Indonesian Style Bronze Javanese Standing 4-Arm Shiva Statue - 82cm/33"
Measures (Height) 82cm/33"
An Indonesian (Java) enthroned Shiva in 13th century Majapahit style. Shiva is stood samabhanga on a round double lotus petal pedestal. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
In Hinduism, Lord Shiva stands as one of the most complex and revered deities. Known as the "Destroyer" among the Hindu Trinity, which also includes Brahma (the Creator) and Vishnu (the Preserver). Shiva's multifaceted character embodies the cyclical nature of existence, from creation and preservation to destruction and rebirth.
Shiva is dressed in a richly decorated robe, with a sash tied around his waist and is wearing a number of pieces of ornate jewellery, including crown and earrings. As the destroyer, Shiva is regarded as limitless, transcendent and unchanging. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.
Shiva is part of the Hindu holy trimurti which includes Brahma and Vishnu. The Trilochana of Shiva can be seen on his forehead - the Three-Eyed Lord. It is the eye of wisdom, free from Maya, the illusion, and duality of life. It is also believed to be the source of his untamed energy.
Here he has 4 arms holding his Mala beads, fly whisk and kalasha. His fourth hand is held in a gesture of teaching. 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.
His hair is piled in a tripartite chignon decorated with a cockade and is discretely adorned with only a necklace, diamond shaped earrings, a Yajnopavita (Scared Brahmanical thread) and a single bangle on each wrist.
The crescent moon adorns Shiva's head. The waxing and waning phenomenon of the moon symbolises the time cycle through which creation evolves from the beginning to the end. Since Shiva is the Eternal Reality, He is beyond time. Thus, the crescent moon is only one of His ornaments.
The Trilochana of Shiva can be seen on his forehead - the Three-Eyed Lord. It is the eye of wisdom, free from 'Maya', the illusion, and duality of life. It is also believed to be the source of his untamed energy.
Shiva is widely worshipped across India and beyond. Devotees seek his blessings for inner peace, spiritual growth, and the removal of obstacles.
Lord Shiva, the "Destroyer" in the Hindu Trinity, is a deity of profound significance. His symbolism and multifaceted character reflect the cyclical nature of existence, emphasizing the interplay of creation, preservation, and destruction.
Devotion to Shiva is not limited to rituals but extends to the pursuit of inner transformation, spiritual enlightenment, and the understanding of life's mysteries. Shiva stands as a timeless icon of the complex and dynamic nature of the universe and the potential for transcendence through meditation and self-realization.
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