Goddess Mariamman (Hindu Goddess of Rain) 10.5" Panchaloham Bronze Idol
Material: Panchaloham Bronze
Make: Bronze cast made using Lost-wax method from Swamimalai
Finish: Fine polish
Dimensions: 10.5 inch Height X 5.5 inch Width X 5.5 inch Depth
Weight: 3.56 kg/ 7.8 lbs
Shipping and delivery: 5 - 7 business days
Product description: Goddess mariamman is the Hindu Goddess of Rain, and in Tamil language "Mari" means Rain, and "Amman" means Mother Goddess". She is a manifestation of Goddess Parvathi, and according to the local community traditions in many villages in South India, she is worshipped as Pidari, Gramadevata, Kaval deivam and in many more names and forms. Women seek her blessings for fertility, and safe child birth and provide glass bangles as offerings to the Goddess. Mariamman worship to cure illnesses and diseases like small pox, chicken pox is very common among people in the rural areas of South India.
The bronze statue portrays Mariamman seated on an inverted lotus in lalitasana pose (one leg folded inwards and the other leg hanging down). Her rear right hand has a drum with a serpent tied around, and her left hand holds a trident. Her front right hand holds a knife, and left hand has a small rice bowl. The face of Mariamman has a pleasant, smiling expression. The face of the Goddess looks beautiful with a pleasant smiling expression, and is adorned with beautiful jewelries, and a tall decorative crown surrounded by flames(fire). The five-headed serpents are popping out from behind the crown and this snake hood is a typical iconic attribute of Mariamman. The snake hood and the knife are removable pieces from the statue. The statue of panchaloha bronze Mariamman s one of a kind statue made using the lost-wax method; an expert craftsmanship by our South Indian bronze artisan.