Shakyamuni Buddha Statue (Framed)
Our Shakyamuni Buddha statue comes with a removable frame and he sits on a single lotus pedestal. The frame is adorned with vibrant colors and is bejeweled with the right turning conch shells. A right turning conch shell is very symbolic in Buddhism. The stars and planets in the universe orbit to the right. As a result, the right turning conch shell is in harmony with the universe. Since the teachings of the Buddha were also in harmony with the universe, it is a highly symbolic attribute that pays tribute to the Dharma.
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. On the back of the pedestal there is a symbol of the Dharma wheel engraved in the center.