Beautiful 13.75″ Gold Gilded Shakyamuni Statue
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 the hand crafted sculpting technique.
Shakya Caste In Patan, Nepal
Our online gallery has many examples of the elegant craftsmanship of the artisans we work with in Patan, Nepal. Rest assured that when you purchase one of our Buddha statues, you are getting a monastic quality statue what was sculpted by the best metal working artists in the world. For centuries, the Shakya caste has specialized in gold gilded metal artwork. All of our Shakyamuni statues are on sale now for limited time only and come with free international shipping.
Mudras Depicted by this Shakyamuni Statue
In classic pose that is highly correlated with the original Shakyamuni, 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.
Our Shakyamuni Buddha statue is dressed in monastic robes that drape over his shoulders. The elegant detail in the carvings is reflected throughout the full length of the garments. Additionally, there is a carving of a Vajra symbol on the back of the lotus pedestal Shakyamuni is seated on.
The fine detail and high quality of work is a testament to the talents and venerability of the Shakya caste in Patan, Nepal.
Shakyamuni has the alms bowl of a monastic monk in the palm of his left hand. Inside the bowl are the metaphorical nectars that he used to defeat the earthly defilements which appeared in the form of the demon Mara as he approached the door to Nirvana.
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 reflects the strength of the full lotus. All devotees can gain inspiration from the teachings and confidence reflected in our Shakyamuni statue.