Bhogashakti Parvati hand-carved. This intricate sculpture with elaborate details is made using the lost wax technique. "Bhoga" meaning pleasure and "Shakti" meaning energy; this form embodies Devi's sexual energy. Bhogashakti is the form that Parvati takes before going into the inner sanctum of a temple with her husband, Shiva.
Lost-wax casting is the process by which a duplicate metal sculpture (bronze) is cast from an original sculpture.The oldest known example of this technique is a 6,000-year old amulet from Indus Valley Civilization.