Brass Idols: A treat for the eye and soul



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The lives of Indians are a reflection of the teachings of gods, goddesses, legendary figures and gurus (teachers).

We adopt their philosophies in some form or the other and at times anticipate their real presence, which is near impossible.

In order to fill in this gap we make their presence felt by installing their figures in our homes, workplaces and also at many public places. This brings an element of physical and spiritual closeness.

The Healing Properties of Brass

Many metals and their alloys have been said to possess healing properties, brass being one among them. Other than durability, the reason why brass is popularly used to design idols, artifacts etc are the reason that is attracts health and wealth.

It is also said to bring out the inner truth of a person and which supplements his/her good character.

Three Examples of Beautiful Brass Idols

Sri Renganathar’s Abhaya Hastha is one such sculpture where he is seen resting on his seat. The resting place here is the serpent god. This intricately carved brass idol which is largely seen in temples and is a recreation of the chief deity at Srirangam’s Sri Renganatharswamy Temple.

Sri Renganathar’s Abhaya Hastha: Brass Idols: A treat for the eye and soul

The bronze Karumariamman is also a beautifully made idol which never fails to impress the proud owner as well as the guests who visit their place. The head is crowned by the serpent god and the neck dexterously ornamented.


Installation of Srimath Ramanujar, the most popular Vaishnavism saint also embeds his philosophical thoughts and protective attitude in the surroundings.


The amalgamation of brass with these legendary figures is attractive to the eye and rejuvenating for the soul.


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