Old Stock Statue of Ganesh Partly Gold Plated Painted Face Last 3 P Piece Remaining
Weight: 0.29 kg Size: 9x6x3 cm Material: Copper
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Face: Gold Painted
Protecting the Face As the face is painted it is highly recommended that the face of the statue is to be greatly taken care of as it requires a very professional and skilled face artist to repair the face of dirt and damages. Commonly to protect it from damage the statue with painted face is placed under a glass box and it is always covered with a cotton face mask if it has to be moved
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Finishing: Partly Gold Plated
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
Making Process: Lost-Wax System
Ganesh: Brief Introduction
Ganesha is one of the deities best-known and most widely worshiped in the Hindu pantheon.His image is found throughout India and Nepal.Hindu sects worship him regardless of affiliations. Devotion to Ganesha is widely diffused and extends to Jains Buddhists and beyond India.
Although he is known by many other attributes Ganesha's elephant head makes him particularly easy to identify. Ganesha is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles and more generally as Lord of Beginnings and Lord of Obstacles patron of arts and sciences and the deva of intellect and wisdom. He is honored at the beginning of rituals and ceremonies and invoked as Patron of Letters during writing sessions. Several texts relate mythological anecdotes associated with his birth and exploits and explain his distinct iconography. IconographyRepresentations of Ganesha show wide variations and distinct patterns changing over time. He may be portrayed standing dancing heroically taking action against demons playing with his family as a boy sitting down or on an elevated seat or engaging in a range of contemporary situations.
Ganesha has the head of an elephant and a big belly. This statue has four arms which is common in depictions of Ganesha. He holds his own broken tusk in his lower-right hand and holds a delicacy which he samples with his trunk in his lower-left hand. The motif of Ganesha turning his trunk sharply to his left to taste a sweet in his lower-left hand is a particularly archaic feature. A more primitive statue in one of the Ellora Caves with this general form has been dated to the 7th century. Details of the other hands are difficult to make out on the statue shown. In the standard configuration Ganesha typically holds an axe or a goad in one upper arm and a noose in the other upper arm.AssociationsObstacles Ganesha is Vighneshvara or Vighnaraja the Lord of Obstacles both of a material and spiritual order. He is popularly worshipped as a remover of obstacles though traditionally he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked. Paul Courtright says that "his task in the divine scheme of things his dharma is to place and remove obstacles. It is his particular territory the reason for his creation."
Krishan notes that some of Ganesha's names reflect shadings of multiple roles that have evolved over time.Dhavalikar ascribes the quick ascension of Ganesha in the Hindu pantheon and the emergence of the Ganapatyas to this shift in emphasis from vighnakartā (obstacle-creator) to vighnahartā (obstacle-averter). However both functions continue to be vital to his character as Robert Brown explains "even after the Purāṇic Gaṇeśa is well-defined in art Gaṇeśa remained predominantly important for his dual role as creator and remover of obstacles thus having both a negative and a positive aspect
Ganesha is considered to be the Lord of letters and learning. In Sanskrit the word buddhi is a feminine noun that is variously translated as intelligence wisdom or intellect. The concept of buddhi is closely associated with the personality of Ganesha especially in the Puranic period when many stories stress his cleverness and love of intelligence. One of Ganesha's names in the Ganesha Purana and the Ganesha Sahasranama is Buddhipriya. This name also appears in a list of 21 names at the end of the Ganesha Sahasranama that Ganesha says are especially important. The word priya can mean "fond of" and in a marital context it can mean "lover" or "husband" so the name may mean either "Fond of Intelligence" or "Buddhi's Husband"
Frist Chakra According to Kundalini yoga Ganesha resides in the first chakra called Muladhara (mūlādhāra). Mula means "original main"; adhara means "base foundation". The muladhara chakra is the principle on which the manifestation or outward expansion of primordial Divine Force rests. This association is also attested to in the Ganapati Atharvashirsa. You continually dwell in the sacral plexus at the base of the spine. Thus Ganesha has a permanent abode in every being at the Muladhara. Ganesha holds supports and guides all other chakras thereby "governing the forces that propel the wheel of life"Family And ConsortThough Ganesha is popularly held to be the son of Shiva and Parvati the Puranic myths give different versions about his birth. He may have been created by Shiva or by Parvati or by Shiva and Parvati or appeared mysteriously and was discovered by Shiva and Parvati.
The family includes his brother War lord Kartikeya who is also called Subramanya Skanda Murugan and other names. Regional differences dictate the order of their births. In northern India Skanda was an important martial deity from about 500 BCE to about 600 CE when worship of him declined significantly in northern India. As Skanda fell Ganesha rose. Several stories tell of sibling rivalry between the brothers and may reflect sectarian tensions.
Ganesha's marital status the subject of considerable scholarly review varies widely in mythological stories. One pattern of myths identifies Ganesha as an unmarried brahmacari. This view is common in southern India and parts of northern India. Another pattern associates him with the concepts of Buddhi (intellect) Siddhi (spiritual power) and Riddhi (prosperity); these qualities are sometimes personified as goddesses said to be Ganesha's wives. He also may be shown with a single consort or a nameless servant. Another pattern connects Ganesha with the goddess of culture and the arts Sarasvati or Śarda . He is also associated with the goddess of luck and prosperity Lakshmi. Another pattern mainly prevalent in the Bengal region links Ganesha with the banana tree Kala Bo.
The Shiva Purana says that Ganesha had two sons: Kşema (prosperity) and Lābha (profit). In northern Indian variants of this story the sons are often said to be Śubha (auspiciouness) and Lābha. 10 Ganesh MantraOm Gan Ganapataye Namo Namaha Shree Siddhi Vinayak Namo Namaha I Ashta Vinayak Namo Namaha Ganapati Bappa Moraya || This is a mantra from Ganapati Upanishad. One may always use it before beginning a journey a new course in school new career or job or before entering into any new contract or business so that impediments are removed and your endeavor may be crowned with success.
AUM GAJANANAM BHOOTGANADHISEVITAM KAPITTHYA JAMBOO PHALCHARU BHAKSHANAM UMASUTAM SHOKVINASHKARAKAM NAMAMI VIGHNESHWAR PADPANKAJAM AUM Elephant-faced worshipped by the existing beings of all living beings tasting the elephant apple (kaith) and jambolana (jamun) the son of Uma destroyer of grief I bow to the lotus feet of Ganesha who is Lord of all.
Shree Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada॥ O Lord Ganesha of the curved trunk and massive body the one whose splendor is equal to millions of Suns please bless me to that I do not face any obstacles in my endeavors.
Aum Shreem Gam Saubhaagya Ganpataye Varvard Sarvajanm Mein Vashamaanya Namah By chanting this saubhagya mantra we are asking for good fortune and blessings for our current and future life-times from Lord Ganesha. We bow in homage to Lord Ganesha who protects us with health and happiness.
Aum Ekadantaya Namah Ekadanta refers to one tusk of the elephant faced Lord Ganesha. This means God broke the duality and made you have a complete one-pointed mind. Chanting this Ganesha mantra will help in filling your mind with the feelings of oneness for a single-minded devotion.
Aum Lambodaraya Namah This mantra means that all the celestial bodies are within an individual. Aum represents the sound of creation and the entire universe is comprised inside it. It is a suitable mantra to be chanted during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Aum Vighna Nashanaya Namah Lord Ganesha is believed to have the power to remove every hindrance in our life. By chanting this mantra all impediment and blocked energy in your physical and cosmological bodies are unconfined. This is a suitable mantra for Ganesh Chaturthi.
Aum Ganadhyakshaya Namah This mantra is very suitable for chanting on Ganesh Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is the leader of the Gana. It is believed that chanting this mantra by thinking a group of people in your mind will help in a group healing.
Aum Gajakarnikaya Namah The word Gajakarnikaya refers to the ears of Lord Ganesha which is similar to that of an elephant. By chanting this mantra you can tune your body with seven chakras and all 72 000 nadis to any loka.