Ceramic Siddhartha Gautama Statue (Tea Green Robe)
Our ceramic Siddhartha Gautama statue is depicted in a “tea green” robe. Additionally, the statue portrays the Buddha in the likeness of austerity. The adornments are very simple such as the Ushnisha topknot, neck lines, hair coils and third eye of wisdom. Also, our sculptor chose to depict the statue using the meditation mudra, also known as the Dhyana mudra.
Ceramic Siddhartha Gautama Statue Features
The right turning hair coils of our Ceramic Siddhartha Gautama Statue are a prominent feature displayed as part of most Shakyamuni Buddha statues. The nature of the right turning coil is based in astronomical knowledge of the orbits of the stars and planets. Stars and planets in our universe orbit to the right. As a result, these right turning hair coils indicate that the teachings of the Dharma are in harmony with the universe.
The statue is also depicted with the Ushnisha topknot. This is because in ancient India, the Hindu aristocrats and royalty wore this feature as part of their everyday dress. Therefore, it reveals the fact that Siddhartha Gautama was born a prince in ancient India. Additionally, this Ushnisha feature has been commonly incorporated on other Buddha and Bodhisattva statues. This is in tribute to the original Buddha.
Our Ceramic Siddhartha Gautama Statue sits in half lotus pose depicting the Dhyana mudra. The meditation mudra is very significant in Buddhist sculpture. Indeed, it is an integral part of the practice of meditation. Proper placement of the hands requires the practitioner to place them flat in the lap with palms facing upwards. Additionally, the back of the right hand rests on the palm of the left hand. Also, the thumbs are joining to form a small triangle. Proper hand placement will enhance concentration during the practice of meditation.