Mold: Late. Bodhi Raj Shakya
Carving:Phal Saman Shakya
Size: 10.5 inch
Material: Copper with partial mercury gilded gold
Finished Year: 2012
Inspired from the 13th/14th century Indra statue.
The cult of Indra has remained more important in Nepal than in India, and a festival in his honor, when images of the god are taken out of the temples and paraded in the streets, is still celebrated annually in Kathmandu valley.
In both hindu and Buddhist mythology, Indra is considered the king of the gods, consequently in Nepal he is always portrayed as a sumptuously adorned, regal figure, wearing gems crusted crown of a distinctive shape.