Our Shakyamuni Buddha statue represents the original Buddha who reintroduced Buddhism to our era. He was reincarnated in the 6th century BCE as Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Shakyamuni Buddha taught the Dharma path to sentient life for 45 years after he became the first awakened Buddha of our time. All of the Buddhist schools venerate the supreme Buddha and he is the founder of of the Eightfold Noble Path. Devotees will derive dedication from our Shakyamuni Buddha statues that will help them keep their vows.
Additionally, our Shakyamuni Buddha statue sits in full lotus pose depicting the Bhumisparsha mudra. Indeed, the Bhumisparsha or “earth touching” mudra is also very symbolic in Buddhism. It is because this mudra was depicted by Shakyamuni Buddha as he was on the verge of enlightenment under the bodhi tree. Shakyamuni displayed this mudra in order to call the earth goddess to witness his vanquishment of the defilements (The Demon Mara). As a result, Shakyamuni achieved his goal and he became the first enlightened being of our time.
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue features
This Shakyamuni Buddha statue was hand crafted by the artisans of Patan Nepal. Therefore, the statue displays world class craftsmanship. The details of the robe Shakyamuni is wearing are hand sculpted and express intricate attention to detail. Additionally, the specialist who painted the face if one of the best in the business.
Additional features of the Shakyamuni Buddha statue include the Ushnisha topknot, right turning hair coils, 3 neck lines and third eye of wisdom. Furthermore, the intricate engravings of the robe are 360° and also cover the back of the lotus pedestal. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhism because it projects the fruits of enlightenment.