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    Hello
    This is first time I am posting my works These are my earlier works which are based on Indian mythology . the material used is fiber glass its a life size sculpture . I hope you people like it thank you.

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    Very Beautiful work!
    Care to tell us a bit of the mythology behind?

    I was under the impression that fiberglass was hard/dangerrous/difficult to work with. How did you do this? Or do you have a general link to somewhere on the internet where I can learn more of the process?

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    Hi thanks for your comments . the work is based on a Indian mythology called Ramayan. working with fiber glass is petty heard and a long process to do, it is dangerous same time it gives a wonderful output .right now I don't have any links about the fiber glass as I am making a PDF on it I will make sure to post it in this thread.

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    Beautyful yet destubing piece. Amacing to see how you've managed to make the reliefs on the body. That must've been hard to do in fiberglas. I'm looking forward to see the pdf. And it would be interresting to hear some more about Ramayan.

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    Wow, that is really cool. Excellent work vichar.

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    the story of RAMAYAN
    Valmiki's Ramayana, the oldest version of Ramayana, is the basis of all the various versions of the Ramayana that are relevant in the various cultures. The text survives in numerous complete and partial manuscripts, the oldest surviving of which is dated from the eleventh century AD. The current text of Valmiki Ramayana has come down to us in two regional versions from the north and the south of India. Valmiki Ramayana has been traditionally divided into seven books, dealing with the life of Rama from his birth to his death.

    The story is about Rama, a prince in the city of Ayodhya - the capital of Kosala kingdom, belonging to Suyvavansh (the Sun dynasty) - sometimes referred to as Raghuvansh (Raghu dynasty, named after Raghu, one of his illustrious forefathers). The story starts from just before his birth and ends after his death when his two sons ascend to power.

    The story operates at multiple levels: at one level, it describes the society at that time: vast empires, the life of a prince destined to become the next king, the rivalry between mothers and stepmothers, the bond of affection and loyalty between brothers, contests to win the hands of a princess, male chauvinism, etc. At a second level, it describes how a ethical human being and a leader of men conducts himself at all times, facing situations with equanimity, rising to occasions to lead his people independent of his own personal tragedies and limitations, cultivating affection and respect of his people. At yet another level, it is a story of the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, incarnating as a human this time, combating evil, restoring justice in the land, fully aware of his divinity and yet resorting to using his superhuman powers only when absolutely necessary.

    The story is as follows: Dasaratha, the king of Kosala, has been childless for a long time, and is anxious that land should not be king-less after him. He performs a ritual (Puthrakameshti Yagna) for the gods to bless him with progeny. The gods present him with a bowl of divine nectar. His three queens partake of this, and in due course four princes - Rama, Lakshmana, Shatrughna, and Bharata - are born to them. Rama, being the eldest, is naturally being groomed as the future king. All the brothers are close-knit, with Lakshmana forming the closest bond with his elder brother. Together, they are schooled in archery. Vishwaamitra, one of the legendary seven sages of Hindu mythology, trains them in the art of firing missile-arrows imbibed with secret chants that could cause the arrows to shower fire or water on its enemies, and even follow them through the seven worlds until they're killed.

    Vishwamitra leads Rama and Lakshmana to Mithila, the capital city of the kingdom of Videha ruled by king Janaka. Janaka's daughter Sita (also called Janaki, Vaidehi, Mythili) is to wed, and the king is holding a contest to select the best prince for his daughter. Rama wins the contest and returns home to Ayodhya with his new bride.

    The time comes for Dasaratha to coronate Rama as the next king. Kaikeyi, the third and youngest of Dasaratha's queens, reminds her husband of his promise to her a long time ago that he'll grant her any two wishes she had. (This happened when Dasaratha was wounded in his chariot on the battlefield once, and Kaikeyi saved his life by taking over the reins and driving the chariot to safety.) Kaikeyi demands that she would like to have 1) her son Bharata be the next king, and 2) Rama be banished to the forest for fourteen years, far away and long enough for him to do any damage to Bharata's reign. The king, unable to refuse the wishes, accedes to them. The coronation preparations are halted and Rama told to prepare to leave for the forest. At first, Rama decides that he'll go to the forest alone. But Sita and Lakshmana will have none of it and convince Rama that, for them, "Ayodhya is wherever Rama is".

    The king goes into grief when the three leave for the forest, and dies soon afterwards. All this while, Bharata and Shatrughna have been away from the kingdom. They are summoned upon their father's death, and when they arrive, understand what happened. Bharata is aghast at his mother's greed (ostensibly for his good), and promises the kingdom and he'll restore Rama as the king. He travels to the forest to convince Rama to return to Ayodhya. Rama refuses on the grounds that a promise is a promise, but allows Bharata to take Rama's sandals back to Ayodhya so that Bharata can symbolically coronate Rama's sandals and rule as Rama's proxy.

    The story is sprinkled with the experiences of the trio in the forest, especially how the royals, used to soft living and multitudes of servants, train themselves to live spartanly amongst nature and be self-sufficient, and the interaction between them and the various hermits and sages living in the forest, some of who realize the divinity of Rama. Rama and Lakshmana frequently battle the forest demons that plague the hermits' meditations.

    One of the demons who had been defeated soundly by them decides to take revenge. She describes the beauty of Sita to her brother, Ravana, the demon king of Lanka (modern day Sri Lanka). Ravana decides that he must possess Sita, and has one of his brothers take the form of a deer to attract Sita's attention. Sita sends out Rama to capture the deer for her as a pet. The deer leads Raama far away from their cottage, and when Rama realizes that this is no ordinary deer, he kills the deer. The dying demon shouts Sita's and Lakshmana's names in Rama's voice, causing Sita to now send Lakshmana out to help Raama. When the cottage is thus unguarded, Raavana sweeps in, kidnaps Seetha and flies off to Lanka. When Raama sees Lakshmana approaching him, he at once realizes the trick. They both run back to the cottage to find it empty.

    The rest of the story is about how Raama and Lakshmana trek to Lanka to fight and kill the demon king and to get Seethaa back

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    Well,great craftsmanship.

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    Hello every body ,I am posting a new wax work in DOKRA process an Indian traditional way of metal casting . the work deals with the four stages of life of Lord Buddha the title of the work is Enlightened one . I have made the portrait of Buddha and depicted the story of his life in four divisions because the face is the index of mind .

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    Hi........ troyboy thanks for your comments .I really love your works I feel your the real sculptor as you fill happiness in every ons life and I think you should be named as HAPPY SCULPTOR rather then troyboy take care bye.

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    HI vichar i am karthik suchi friend. Great work

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    Hi karthick thanks for your comments

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    desiar.added new images

    I have added new image of my work.I hope you people like it and i am almost done with pdf of fiber glass sculpture and i will be posting it soon so keep an eye on my thread .happy sculpting

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