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Thursday 22 December 2011

Hindu Deity Statues

Hindu deity statues are widely available for sale online. All you have to do is find the one that you desire. Since Hinduism is a vast religion and there are millions of recognized deities that are worshipped, this may be a challenging task. The first question you need to ask yourself is regarding the purpose of this buy. If you are looking to procure a deity statue for decorative purposes, you may want to look for beautiful Radha Krishna statues, Ganesh statues, Natraj statues, and the like, which can be found with intricate detailing to make them an ideal center piece for any home. On the other hand, if you are looking for specific gods or goddess for your praying rooms then form of the deity is of crucial importance. For example, there are various forms of Krishna found for sale. These may be Bal Krishna, Krishna as a young man playing his flute, Krishna with Radha by his side, or lord Krishna on a chariot with Arjun.

Lord Krishna is one of the avatars of lord Vishnu. Being the central character in the epic Mahabharata, his life stories are a favorite among children and adults alike. His personality and being was so enchanting and fascinating that even today many believe him to be one of the most complex and intriguing characters among all the Hindu gods. There are many tales of his amorous acts and adventures starting from the time he was born, a young boy killing the great snake Kaliya, a young man flirting with all the young women of the village, to being the king of Dwarka and eventually being a great preacher by quoting the Bhagvad Gita.

One of the best known stories about the lord is about him and a large serpent named Kaliya. It is said that Kaliya and his many snake-wives left their home Ramanaka Dwipa and came to Vrindawan and started dwelling in the river Yamuna. Lord Krishna and his friends were once playing by the river and the ball they were playing with fell into the water. Krishna quickly jumped into the river to retrieve it but the great serpent was disturbed and rose up with his hundred and ten hoods to kill the young boy. On seeing this, Lord Krishna took an even larger form and climbed up to the serpent’s head and started stomping it and dancing on it. Kaliya then started to vomit poison and began to die. Upon seeing this Kaliya’s many wives came near and started pleading Krishna to forgive him and pardon his life. Even Kaliya realized that this was not just any boy, but a form of the Almighty himself, and surrendered, promising to go back home and never return to harm anyone again.

You can even look for Hindu deity statues depicting some interesting story, such as this to grace your home.

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