Fire or Agni is a Devata and the sun is worshipped as its celestial form since time immemorial. Rig Veda is the oldest text in the world and the mention of Agni is found here too.
The Agni Suktam in Rig Veda 1.1 starts with
अग्निसुक्तम् - अग्निमीळेपुरोहितंयज्ञस्यदेवमृत्विजम्
“Agni as priest, lord, and master of sacrifice, the giver of prosperity and fertility”.
The fire was the focal point of a Yajna and no Yajna was complete without offerings to the fire. Hence, a culture in which fire has such a pivotal place cannot be far behind in making objects which carry the fire. The Deepam is the carrier of fire. In households, it is customary to light a Deepam in the Sandhya Kalas (or twilight times, both morning and evening). And in many homes, the lamp is never allowed to burn out. Fire is also celebrated as a dispeller of darkness. There is a famous line from the Pavamana mantra in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad which goes
“Lead me from darkness to light”.
We at Veena Murali DECORS (VMD) showcase the beauty and intricacy of traditional ancient metal & wooden art to the audience and importantly, allow them to own that work of beauty! We pay to heed to what people are saying and wishing for, share our ideas, and act as a channel between them and the artist for collective growth. All our artisans come from a very long lineage of craftsmen who have honed their skills at the feet of masters.
Bring back the glory:
We strive towards preserving our culture and heritage & revisiting our roots through art.
Create a platform to procure handcrafted metal/wood artwork:
We wish to provide a platform for them to showcase their craftsmanship.
Document History & Process:
Stories about their art, craft, and life will rekindle our connection with our roots.
Weave some inspiring stories:
We not only want to provide a platform for showcasing the artisan’s prowess, we also want to offer them a space to tell their stories. Stories about their life, craft and art which will truly bring home to our audience, the traditional processes and designs. These stories will rekindle our connection with the source.
Maintain total transparency:
Integrity and honesty are the cornerstones of any successful venture. We aim to keep our operations completely transparent and become a source of empowerment for whoever is associated with us.
Veena Murali DECORS (VMD) honors the artisan’s skill and our age-old tradition of worship and rituals with our unique brass collection of vigrahas, deepams, and other artifacts. Whether in metal or wooden, our vigrahas are crafted with the bhakti rasa. We understand that it is a connection with the divine and at VMD, we facilitate that expression. Apart from the brass, bronze collections, VMD has a great collection of South Indian wooden art that you would love to own. All are crafted by our own craftsmen who have honed their skills through generations.
When you own a Veena Murali Decors product, you own a slice of history and samskruti.