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Extra Large Antique Silver Hanuman Pendant from North India

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Price: $325.00
Item Number: BC-764A-P

Antique Hanuman Silver Pendant from India

About Hanuman:  Hanuman is a Hindu Deity with monkey-like features (vanara) and one of the most beloved god-heroes in all of India. Said to be one of the incarnations (avatars) of Lord Shiva, Hanuman is also the powerful son of the Wind God Vayudeva allowing him to leap over huge expanses without effort. Completely devoted to Lord Rama (7th avatar of Lord Vishnu), Hanuman used his shamanic powers of shape-shifting to help rescue Rama’s wife (Sita) from the demon-king Ravana. His dedication to Lord Rama so invigorated him, that physical fatigue eluded him despite his super-heroic adventures.

Because of his notorious stamina and unflagging loyalty to Rama, he is a revered symbol of physical strength, perseverance and devotion.  Every year in April, Hindus celebrate the Hanuman Jayanti Festival to commemorate his birth. His temples (Hanuman Mandirs) are among the most prolific public shrines found throughout India.

This is a large and hefty pendant made of solid silver, not a thin stamping. It portrays a leaping Hanuman carrying healing herbs to save Rama’s brother in one hand, and his mace (gada) in the other.It was skillfully handcrafted in sturdy 90% silver in the early 1900’s or late 1800's and is in excellent condition. Details remain clear and crisp, with traces of vermillion powder in its crevices from years of loving wear. Wearable, Collectible, Museum Quality piece of North Indian Jewelry.

India enjoys a wonderfully rich cultural and religious heritage that goes back for thousands of years. As always, please consult an expert in the field for exact interpretation and to verify iconography.

Measurements:
     Size = 3-1/4 inches long x 2-1/2 inches wide (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
     Weight = 1.67 oz (47.3 grams)

 

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