Brass Statue of Lord Ayyappan

Brass Statue of Lord Ayyappan

$55.00

The spectacular figure of Lord Ayyappan is given a refine and minute treatment. Lord Ayyalpan is a South India deity and is widely worshipped in the region.


There is a legend about his birth. When goddess Durga killed Mahishasura, his sister Mahishi secured a boon from Lord Brahma that no living being except the offspring of Lord Vishnu (Hari) and Lord Shiva (Haran) could kill her.


Blessed with the boon, Mahishi went to Devaloka and began harassing the Devas. Helpless Devas then sought Lord Vishnu’s help.


As nobody except the son of Lord Shiva and Vishnu could kill Mahishi, Lord Vishnu assumed the female persona of Mohini who helped devas prize Amrit away from asuras; it was decided that the male child born out of the union of Mohini and Lord Shiva would be placed under the care of Lord Shiva’s childless devotee, King Rajashekhara of Pandalam.


During one of his hunting trips to the forests near River Pampa, King Rajashekara found a divine baby crying in the forest. All of a sudden a saint turned up and instructed him to take the infant to his palace.


The saint assured the king that the child would mitigate his dynasty’s sufferings. He also told Rajashekhara that when the boy turned 12, the king would know about the child’s divinity. As the child was wearing a gold chain, the sadhu directed the King to name him ‘Manikandan’ – one with a golden neck. He came to be known as Ayyappan and later killed Mahishi.




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The spectacular figure of Lord Ayyappan is given a refine and minute treatment. Lord Ayyalpan is a South India deity and is widely worshipped in the region.


There is a legend about his birth. When goddess Durga killed Mahishasura, his sister Mahishi secured a boon from Lord Brahma that no living being except the offspring of Lord Vishnu (Hari) and Lord Shiva (Haran) could kill her.


Blessed with the boon, Mahishi went to Devaloka and began harassing the Devas. Helpless Devas then sought Lord Vishnu’s help.


As nobody except the son of Lord Shiva and Vishnu could kill Mahishi, Lord Vishnu assumed the female persona of Mohini who helped devas prize Amrit away from asuras; it was decided that the male child born out of the union of Mohini and Lord Shiva would be placed under the care of Lord Shiva’s childless devotee, King Rajashekhara of Pandalam.


During one of his hunting trips to the forests near River Pampa, King Rajashekara found a divine baby crying in the forest. All of a sudden a saint turned up and instructed him to take the infant to his palace.


The saint assured the king that the child would mitigate his dynasty’s sufferings. He also told Rajashekhara that when the boy turned 12, the king would know about the child’s divinity. As the child was wearing a gold chain, the sadhu directed the King to name him ‘Manikandan’ – one with a golden neck. He came to be known as Ayyappan and later killed Mahishi.




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