The legacy of Odisa in stone sculpting
The beautiful state of Odisha in India holds rich legacy in the field of Stone sculpting. As is evident from the innumerable monuments, rock-cut sculptures, caves and temples built for centuries and embellished with most beautiful and intricately carved statue, the art of carving in stone had reached heights of excellence perfected through centuries of disciplined efforts of generations of artisans.The progeny of these artisans who built the magnificent temples of Parsurameswar, Mukteswar, Lingaraj, Puri and that wonder in stone, the temple chariot of the Sun God at Konark, besides the beautiful Stupas and monasteries of LalitgiriRatnagiri and Udayagiri have kept alive the sculptural traditions of their forefathers and their deft hands can and do chisel and carve exact replicas of the original temple sculptures besides producing a variety of other items that are appreciated at global standards for its aesthetics, lively appearance and flawless perfection in its making.
Few of the Gems that represents the mid-heavens of sculpting excellence
- Lord kartikeya Deva– Lord Kartikeya is a hindu god, son of Shiva and Parvati. Kartikeya is quintessentially brave, intelligent, and perfection personified because of which he is worshipped as the god of war and victory. Kartikeya’s weapon is Vel (spear) in one hand, and he blesses his devotees with the other. Lord Kartikeya sculpted with Red stone, the statue upholds the mastery of the Odissi artisans in stone sculpting. The statue features a dimension of 24x16x16 inches and can be a gem of an item for your collection. The statue upholds a masculine grace which is obvious for the “fighting god”.
- Dancing Devdasi– The devadasi or temple women was one, who was a dancer and one who is associated with temple, either by having some kind of regular service function in a temple or because her primary social identity is defined with reference to a temple. Hence, those statues blend the legacy of Odisha in aspects like spiritualism, dance and stone sculpting. Crafted with stone, the 36x14x8 inch Dancing Devdasi Statue looks classy in its gray shade. The statue displays a lady dancing in her full devotion to entertain Lord Jagannath.
- Lord Shiva-Parvati- Lord Shiva is one of the most popular and loved deities in the Hindu mythology. The Shiv-Parvati relationship is thought be a model of perfection. The couple together symbolise renunciation and marital bliss. The statue of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati is a gem of Odissi sculpting. The statue features the boldness of masculinity through Lord Shiva and the grace of feminity through Goddess Parvati, together which makes the piece the dream collection. The statue comes in dimensions of 22x14x6 inches and looks exceptionally classy in its reddish-gray shade.
The portfolio of the available options is extremely widespread, each exclusive by its own features. The statues like Portabella Lord Devdasi, the Oyster Lord Devdasi or the Lord Pumice Devdasi will surely enthrall your heart with its artistic and aesthetic values.
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