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Religious Statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses


India is one of the most religiously diverse nations in the world, with religion playing a central role in the lives of most Indians.

Most Hindus worship one or more deities. The most fundamental of Hindu deities, is the Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - creator, preserver and destroyer respectively. In Hinduism, the whole creation is seen as the dynamic game of the Trinity of Gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

These statues truly demonstrate the beautiful images of the Hindu gods and goddesses. Each of the Hindu Gods represents one aspect of Brahman. Shiva takes on the destructive aspect of Brahman. Vishnu preserves the working order of the universe. Each Hindu God is one tiny aspect of the Supreme Being.

The principal statue making techniques have undergone little change throughout the ages. Carving has for centuries made use of such varied materials as stone, wood, bone, and more recently, plastics and carvers have long employed many types of hammers, chisels, drills, gauges and saws. Thes statues made by Bodasu statues creatives have long breadth and width and they are placed in the garden for decorations. Hindu Gods and Goddesses can often have many different forms when represented in statues and paintings. For example, Krishna may appear as a mischievous child, then later as a flirtatious cow herdsman, and then finally as a poet warrior. Shiva may be worshiped as a Lingam and in one of several anthropomorphic forms such as a meditating ascetic or as a dancing figure. Lord Rama is most often represented as a standing figure, with an arrow in his right hand, a bow in his left and a quiver on his back. A Rama statue is also usually accompanied by those of his wife Sita, brother Lakshman and Hanuman. He is depicted in almost bluish complexion, which shows his affinity with lord Vishnu and Krishna. One of the most popular Gods in India, lord Ganesha or Ganpati, is considered a symbol of wisdom and a bringer of good luck. Some popular Hindu deities include Durga, Krishna, Ram, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Hanuman, Kali, Venkateshwara, Nataraja, Lakshmi, Saraswati etc.



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