Partly Gilded Shakyamuni Buddha Statue
Our Shakyamuni Buddha statue is partly gilded with 24k gold. Additionally, our statue is hand crafted by our master artisan in Patan, Nepal. The artisan uses the lost wax sculpting method and created a sculpture with intricate detail and form. Additionally, this statue features facial expressions that are painted with perfection. This is Shakyamuni Buddha in classic Bhumisparsha mudra with alms bowl. Also, he sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal.
Additional classic statue features include the elongated ears, Ushnisha topknot, third eye of wisdom and right turning hair coils. The sculptors of Patan, Nepal are the very same artisans who have been supplying the Tibetan monasteries with Buddha statues for many centuries. When you purchase one of our Shakyamuni Buddha statues you can rest assured you have purchased a world class monastic quality statue.
Meaning of Shakyamuni Buddha Statue
The Bhumisparsha mudra is also known as the “calling the earth to witness” mudra. The sacred meaning of the statue is based on the time when Shakyamuni was on the verge of reaching enlightenment. The Demon Mara knew he was almost ready to obtain his goal and Mara tempted him with earthly delights. However, Mara was unsuccessful at inducing Shakyamuni to give up. As a result, Shakyamuni called on the earth goddess to witness the vanquishment of Mara and the elimination of the defilements.
Additionally, Shakyamuni is depicted with the sacred alms bowl. The alms bowl is very symbolic in Buddhist belief because it is the sole means of livelihood for the monastics. However, it is also believed to hold the 3 nectars that will cure the 3 poisons of desire, hatred and ignorance.