kondapalli dolls-Peacock set-Navratri golu dolls-Sankranthi bommala koluvu dolls made by soft wood .
Kondapalli dolls are famous globally for their light weight, vibrant colors.
These dolls are themed around Rural life, village life, Farming , village professions, animals and also on Mythology like Ram parivar, Dasavatara etc
The artisans who make these toys are known as ‘Aryakshatriyas’.
It is said that these craftsmen migrated from Rajasthan to Kondapalli around the 16th century bringing with them the art of crafting toys. This 400-year old tradition has passed on from generation to generation with every member taking part in the toy-making activity in ‘Toy Colony’ of Kondapalli, There is also reference to this group of people in the “Brahmanda Purana”. This community claims its origin to Muktharishi, who is said to have been endowed with skills in arts and crafts by Lord Shiva himself. ( courtesy – D’source )
These dolls are displayed in sankranthi Bommala koluvu and Navaratri golu.
Kondapalli toys are made of wood available locally called as Tella Poniki (White Sander wood and botanically called Jiuotia Rotteri Fromis).
As we all know peacock is the vehicle or Vahana of Hindu God Muruga, who is also known as Kartik, Subramanya, Skanda and Shanmukha.
The Sanskrit word ‘Vahana,’ which means vehicle, is used for the animals and birds that serve as the carriers of the gods in Hinduism.
The most famous Vahanas are Garuda of Vishnu, Swan of Brahma, 7 horses of Surya, lion of Durga, rat of Ganesha, peacock of Skanda or Muruga.
Most of the gods in the Hindu pantheon has a Vahana and it is offered due worship along with the presiding deity.
The vehicle of a particular deity in Hinduism has symbolic and philosophical significance. The symbolic meaning varies from deity to deity.
Some Vahanas teach human beings the value and importance of selfless service, devotion to duty and patience.
Often the Vahana of a Hindu God indicates a wrong human quality which has been controlled by riding on it, or a good quality inherent in an animal or bird that needs to spread and adapted by all.
The blue color of peacock represents infinity.
Peacock is noted for its excessive pride – this is a negative trait – but here it symbolically represents the pride that a seeker of Truth should have for Supreme Self.
By being proud of Supreme Self, he/she shunts out all other diversions and constantly meditates on the Supreme Being.
In most images of Muruga, the peacock is shown clutching serpent with its claws.
The serpent represents ego and fleeting pleasures.
The peacock does not kill the serpent even though both are sworn enemies.
The peacock keeps the serpent under control indicating the need to enjoy worldly pleasures through discrimination and by not overindulging in it.
Measurements are given on the image.
The product contains
- set of 2 peacocks