Our fire gilded Bhumisparsha Buddha statue is sculpted with elegant style. The sculptor took special care to carve intricate engravings and the statue features a gold painted face showing life like expression. Additionally, the Bhumisparsha Buddha statue is named after the famous earth touching mudra. He also holds the quintessential alms bowl in the palm of his left hand.
The statue was handmade in Patan, Nepal using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. Our statue was fire gilded leaving a 24K gold finish. As a result, the statue features a fine golden luster and intricate carvings on the robe and pedestal. It is a beautiful monastic quality statue.
Handmade Bhumisparsha Buddha Statue
The full lotus pose is a sign of supreme virtue. This is because the full lotus pose is also known as the vajra pose. Vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as “diamond or thunderbolt”. Therefore, this sitting posture is a sign of unshakable moral virtue.
The 3rd eye of wisdom is depicted between the brows on our Bhumisparsha Buddha statue. A statue depicted with a 3rd eye signifies that it is an fully enlightened Buddha. Additionally, the ushnisha topknot and the 3 neck lines are symbols that were typically worn by royalty and those of high social status in ancient India. Indeed, the Buddha was born a prince into the Shakya Kingdom in the 6th century BCE. As a result, it would be typical for him to be portrayed this way. Click here to learn more about the historical Buddha.