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Nepali Handmade Statue Of Chakrasambara Shakti, Fire Gold Plated

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Nepali Handmade Statue Of Chakrasambara Shakti Fire Gold Plated

Weight: 2 kg
Size: 17x14x7 cm
Material: Copper Gold Plated

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Finishing: Full Fire Gold Gilded

Detailed Description of Mercury Gilding - Source wikipedia
Fire-gilding or Wash-gilding is a process by which an amalgam of gold is applied to metallic surfaces the mercury being subsequently volatilized leaving a film of gold or an amalgam containing 13 to 16% mercury. In the preparation of the amalgam the gold must first be reduced to thin plates or grains which are heated red-hot and thrown into previously heated mercury until it begins to smoke. When the mixture is stirred with an iron rod the gold is totally absorbed. The proportion of mercury to gold is generally six or eight to one. When the amalgam is cold it is squeezed through chamois leather to separate the superfluous mercury; the gold with about twice its weight of mercury remains behind forming a yellowish silvery mass with the consistency of butter.

When the metal to be gilded is wrought or chased it ought to be covered with mercury before the amalgam is applied that this may be more easily spread; but when the surface of the metal is plain the amalgam may be applied to it directly. When no such preparation is applied the surface to be gilded is simply bitten and cleaned with nitric acid. A deposit of mercury is obtained on a metallic surface using quicksilver water a solution of mercury(II) nitrate the nitric acid attacking the metal to which it is applied and thus leaving a film of free metallic mercury.

The amalgam is equally spread over the prepared surface of the metal the mercury is then sublimed by heat just sufficient for that purpose; for if it is too great part of the gold may be driven off or it may run together and leave some of the surface of the metal bare. When the mercury has evaporated which is known by the surface having entirely become of a dull yellow color the metal must undergo other operations by which the fine gold color is given to it. First the gilded surface is rubbed with a scratch brush of brass wire until its surface is smooth.

It is then covered with gilding wax and again exposed to fire until the wax is burnt off. Gilding wax is composed of beeswax mixed with some of the following substances: red ochre verdigris copper scales alum vitriol and borax. By this operation the color of the gilding is heightened and the effect seems to be produced by a perfect dissipation of some mercury remaining after the former operation. The gilt surface is then covered over with potassium nitrate alum or other salts ground together and mixed into a paste with water or weak ammonia. The piece of metal thus covered is exposed to heat and then quenched in water.

By this method its color is further improved and brought nearer to that of gold probably by removing any particles of copper that may have been on the gilt surface. This process when skillfully carried out produces gilding of great solidity and beauty but owing to the exposure of the workmen to mercurial fumes it is very unhealthy. There is also much loss of mercury to the atmosphere which brings extremely serious environmental concerns as well.

This method of gilding metallic objects was formerly widespread but fell into disuse as the dangers of mercury toxicity became known. Since fire-gilding requires that the mercury be volatilized to drive off the mercury and leave the gold behind on the surface it is extremely dangerous. Breathing the fumes generated by this process can quickly result in serious health problems such as neurological damage and endocrine disorders since inhalation is a very efficient route for mercuric compounds to enter the body. This process has generally been supplanted by the electroplating of gold over a nickel substrate which is more economical and less dangerous.

Fire Gold Plating In Nepal



Chakrasambara: Brief Introduction

Chakrasamvara is a leading tantric deity who embodies great bliss [Skt. Mahasukha] realisable through a combination of wisdom and method. The idea of duality the merging & union of two opposite forms or ideas originated thousands of years ago. Through a union of our self & the universe we become part of the Sambhogakaya realm within which great happiness which includes love friendship peace and joy. Chakra Sambhava is a tutelary deity seeking to guide people to great happiness. IconographyChakrasamvara is represented with a blue body four faces and twelve arms in yib-yum union with his swisdom energy Vajravarahi {also known as Vajrayogini}. She holds a skullcap in her left hand behind his back and a vajra headed chopper in her right. The chakra referred to is the chakra of Supreme Bliss. Chakrasamvara is regarded as the most important meditational deity [Yidam] of Vajrayana Buddhism & primary Yidam of the Kagyu tradition with its origin in the meditation of the eighty four Mahasiddhis of India.

He stands on a sun disc surrounded by a flaming aura of his own radiant wisdom. He wears a tiger skin loin cloth in the manner of an ascetic yogi and is adorned with both bone and jewelled ornaments and a garland of fifty freshly severed human heads. His forehead sports the third eye of wisdom and the expression on his face is a mixture of wrath and passion. Heruka embraces his red wisdom energy Vajravarahi who holds a curved knife in her right hand to cut off ego interferences and in her left behind Heruka's head she has a skull-cup symbolizing self regenerating blissful wisdom. Heruka's right leg stands on the back of the worldly deity wrathful Ishvara (also known as Bhairava) while his left leg tramples on the breast of Bhairava's consort Kalarati. this stance symbolizes the ability of Chakrasamvara to overcome the forces of ignorant hatred and desirous attachment respectively. In addition to the traditional vajra and bell the skin of an elephant a drum dagger curved knife and ant three pointed spear in his right hands and the staff skull-cup noose and the head of a worldly deity in his left hands. The symbolism of these various attributes can be explained as follows (partial). The 4 faces stand for the 4 doors of liberation.

His twelve arms signify the purification of the twelve links of dependent arising explained in the Wheel of Life The vajra and bell symbolize the supreme unification of method and wisdom. The elephant skin illustrates the abandonment of ignorance. The hand drum enhances the blissful happiness experienced in the minds of all fully enlightened ones. The dagger and curved knife cut off the thre poisons as the hub of the Wheel of Becoming [Skt. Bhavachakra] and eliminate all extreme views while the 3-pointed spear pierces through the delusions of the 3 realms of existence. The green orb around Chakrasaṃvara's head symbolizes the enlightened transformation of sensual desire through the union of bliss and emptiness.CommentaryChakrasamvara is sometimes called Heruka. The term Heruka is also be applied to all wrathful male deities of high-end tantra yoga. In Sanskrit Chakrasamvara means 'Born or arising from the Chakra'. The chakra refers to the wheel of life. Sometimes the deity is called 'Chakrasamvara' means "Binding the Chakra or controlling the Chakras. Chakrasamvara is a heruka which means a divine father energy & the two armed form of Chakrasamvara is often called Heruka. Hi is a principal meditational deity [Skt. Istha-devata especially of the Kagyu. The Chakrasamvara sadhana is in the mother class of the Anuttara Yoga Tantra. Their embrace symbolizes the union of wisdom and skillful means. They symbolize the sameness in the distinctions of relative truth and the non-distinctions of absolute truth. Chakrasaṃvara the Wrathful Lord of the Wheel of Supreme Bliss is one of the major meditational deities of the mother tantras.



Mantra of Chakrasambara




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