Thursday, March 17, 2016

Shivaji Maharaj Rajmudra Sculpture

I always like to do something new and creative in my art projects. Last time I started working on mix media painting and I successfully created beautiful painting of lord Buddha. This time I decided to do something new and I decided to create sculpture of || Rajmudra of Shivaji Maharaj ||. 


Shivaji Maharaj Rajmudra

I have used 16x20 inch size of canvas board for this sculpture. It took almost 45 hours for me to complete this Rajmudra. It was really a fun working on this project. I first created a stencil of this Rajmudra then with the help of this stencil I finished my drawing on the canvas board. I always used canvas board for only painting purpose this is the first time I have used it to make sculpture.

Rajmudra with copper and black color effect
Embossed lettering effect with copper and black color gives it a perfect look.
scroll down to bottom of the page to understand the meaning of " || Shivaji Maharaj Rajmudra || ".
Embossed letter effect

mudra in plain copper color

Rajmudra with black shadow effect

Rajmudra with frame
   || Shivaji Maharaj Rajmudra with frame ||

Those who don't know history of this Mudra must be wondering what exactly is written on this sculpture. So let me help you all with the real meaning of this Murda.

(English) - The glory of this Mudra of Shahaji’s son Shivaji (Maharaj ) will grow like the first day moon. It will be worshiped by the world & it will shine only for well being of people.

(Sanskrit) - “प्रतिपच्चंद्रलेखेव वर्धिष्णुर्विश्ववंदिता शाहसुनोः शिवस्यैषा मुद्रा भद्राय राजते।”

(Marathi) -   प्रतिपदेचा चन्द्र जसा वाढत जातो, आणि सरे विश्व त्याला जसे वंदन करते, तशीच तशीच ही मुद्रा व् तिचा लौकिक वाढत जाईल…..!


"Shivaji Maharaj Rajmudra" is the official stamp of Shivaji Maharaj which was used on his official letters, Orders etc. Rajmudra was also "Royal coin" during the reign of ‘Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’

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