India Adi Guru Shankaracharya Shankara W/ Crocodile Brass Statue Murti Idol
Beautiful and Unique Gilded Brass Handcrafted Murti Statue Of India Guru Adi Shankaracharya Shankra Along with Crocodile.
Sri Adi Sankara was born to Aryambal and Sivaguru Nambudiri, after they prayed to Siva in the Vadakkunathan Temple. Sankara lost his father while he was very young and continued to take care of his mother. Sincerely, Sankara learnt the Vedas and recited them thoroughly by the age of eight. He was also extremely inclined towards Sanyasa from such a young age. But his mother would never allow him to speak about it. One day, while taking a bath in the river, a crocodile got hold of Sankara, and he cried out to his mother for help. She came running to him, but was unable to free him from the clutches of the crocodile. Sankara then begged his mother to give him the permission to adopt Sanyasa, so that he atleast died as a Sanyasi, because it was obvious that he was going to die in the clutches of that crocodile. Very reluctantly, Aryambal agreed and Sankara recited the mantras and adopted Sanyasa. Suddenly, by the impact of the mantras, the crocodile let go of Sankara without hurting him. Alas, Aryambal’s sorrows knew no bound. Even though she was happy that her son escaped death, she was grieving because he was no longer her son, as he had adopted Sanyasa. Sankara consoled her by saying that he will come back when she breathes her last to perform her last rites. The place where the crocodile caught Sankara is still present at Kaladi and is called the Crocodile Ghat.
* HxLxD : 6.25" X 5.25" X 1.75" Inches.
* Weight: 1.6 lbs
* Made In India.
* Handcrafted by Skilled artisans from India.
***New vintage item in great condition with some natural oxidation and pitting. Item is sold as seen in photos please look carefully at the images for all the details before making your purchase***