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Shiva Rudra statue

The screamer


395.00

Magnificent tribal sculpture of Shiva, heir of the Vedic god Rudra, representing his wild aspect, close to nature, both destructive and benevolent. More...

Height : 12.36'

Weight : 3.3 lbs

Tribal Art

Lost wax casting - copper alloy

Origin : Dehli - India



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Shiva is one of the 3 gods of trimurti with Brahma and Vishnu: he represents the destroyer but also the regenerator, the liberator, the beneficial.


One of the stories of Shiva Rudra

Shiva has more than 1000 names as well as many forms: Shambhu the beneficent, Pashupati, Mahayogi… Here Shiva is represented in a very old form which goes back to the Vedic times. Brahma, the creator fathered his daughter, Saraswati with whom he fell in love. To escape her, she turned into an antelope and Brahma did the same to catch her. To avoid this crime of incest, the gods created Rudra, in order to kill Brahma: Shiva-Rudra represents the violent action necessary even if it is “impure”, that which will allow to maintain Dharma (the order of the world) . Shiva is thus the one who transforms poison into a benefit.
In this form, it also symbolizes the sacrificial aspect: sacrifice allows to free ourselves from the bonds which keep us in ignorance, in an interior prison. He is also named, in this context, Pashupati, the guardian of the sacrificial herds (and he is called upon to spare the cattle, not to cast spells on them).
He is honored in the mountains, by tribal peoples, especially in the initiation rites of young men: he represents what is wild, nature, what is untamed, the obscure aspect, the hidden side, not visible, dark and which by sacrifice (symbolically) will be mastered. He then becomes "The healer".
In India, all those who are on the fringes of society also honor him: thieves, outcasts, butchers ...

Shiva is therefore at the same time terrible, destructive and beneficial, the union of opposites: manifested / unmanifested - masculine / feminine - darkness / light… ..



This statuette of Shiva symbolizes: the primitive force in the service of liberation

Tribal statue representing Shiva Rudra as a totem reminding everyone of the primordial force of Shiva.

Posture Standing, in the posture so-called Samabhanga, without bending, attitude of the pillar, immutable. The arms straight along the body, in a rigid attitude. Shiva is recognizable by the two cobras which are positioned on each side of his ears and descend along his back. The serpent : here the cobra, is a symbol of regeneration and latent energy (Shakti): Shiva symbolizes the forces necessary to transform the poison into purifying energy.

Clothing Shiva, naked, symbolizes the stripping characteristic of the ascetic. Many faces adorn the whole body: they represent the omnipresence of Shiva: everywhere present, immanent and transcendent.

Jewelry No jewelry except a few discreet bracelets and necklaces that reinforce the aspect of renunciation.

Base The gods never touch the ground: the earth is the domain of beings of flesh and blood.

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« I am more than happy for the gift I gave myself (Bastar Ganesha Musician)
Everything is perfect in the delivery and packaging (we could not do better).
I will remain a fan of GANESH ART INDIA Gallery and dokra tribal art.
Well done and thank you to Mr Bertrand Bellaize for his knowledge sharing. » (Michèle S)
 
« Fast shipping and very well packaged. Thank you. I am very satisfied with this murti with neat details and all imbued with spirituality. » (Gérard M)
 
« Very happy with the gift I gave myself with the statuette of Shiva Nataraj representing the cosmic wheel with his multiple arms. Bertrand Bellaize, through his relationship with Indian artisans, puts us in direct contact with tribal art, far from the international trade organized for mass production. I can savor every day the purity of the delicate gestures of the Shiva and thus open myself to the surge of spirituality that this symbolism offers me. » (Pierre J)
 

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