The Shakyamuni statue is fully gold gilded and shines with the light of the original Buddha. As a result, our Shakyamuni Buddha statue is reminiscent of the Tibetan monasteries. In fact, the same artisans that have supplied the monasteries throughout Asia are based in Patan, Nepal. The 3 main caste families of Patan are all experts who have protected the family secrets for centuries.
Additionally, our cast metal Buddha statues are hand crafted using the lost wax method. It is only possible to obtain the finely sculpted details and human features evident in our statues by using their hand crafted sculpting technique.
Special Adornments for Your Shakyamuni Buddha Statue
Our Nepali master artisan created this beautiful Shakyamuni Buddha statue wearing the robes of Buddhist monk. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the hemlines of the robe with turquoise or red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Additionally, devotees meditating on the color red can transform anger into wisdom. The color red is often worn by other deities to pay tribute to Amitabha Buddha. This Shakyamuni statue will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.
Mudras Depicted by this Shakyamuni Statue
In a classic pose that is highly correlated with the original Shakyamuni Buddha, our statue expresses the Bhumisparsha “earth touching” mudra. This mudra is omnipresent in Buddhist art because it reflects the Buddha vanquishing the earthly defilements by using the perfected practice of meditation. He performed this classic mudra as he was on the verge of enlightenment under the bodhi tree in ancient India. As a result, it represents the ultimate achievement of the Buddha of our time. Therefore, the statue inspires all devotees who lay their eyes upon it.
Additionally, he sits on a single lotus throne and depicts the meditation or Dhyana mudra with the left hand. In the palm of the hand, he holds the alms bowl of a Buddhist monk. However, this alms bowl has special significance because it holds the three nectars. Therefore, it has the power to eliminate the three poisons of greed hatred and ignorance. Click here to learn more about the symbolism of Shakyamuni Buddha statues.
Full Lotus Pose
This Shakyamuni statue sits in the full lotus pose, The pose is significant because it signifies the indestructible nature of perfect practice. As a result, the full lotus is also known as the Vajra. Vajra translates as “lightening bolt or diamond” and it reflects the strength of the full lotus. All devotees can gain inspiration from the teachings and confidence reflected in our Shakyamuni statue.