This 10.5″ version of our Nepali Shakyamuni Statue is specially crafted in an antiquated finish. As a result, the deep luster is very inviting and reflects the venerable stature of the great Shakyamuni Buddha. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise or red stones. At no extra charge, we can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Additionally, devotees meditating on the color red can transform the poison of attachment into the wisdom or discernment. This Shakyamuni statue will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.
Nepali Shakyamuni Statue Features:
Our Nepali Shakyamuni statue is depicted in the Bhumisparsha mudra. This mudra is very significant in Buddhism because it depicts the Buddha on the verge of enlightenment. While he was meditating under the Bodhi tree, he was confronted by the evil demon Mara. The demon tempted the Buddha with illusions of earthly pleasures to dissuade him from reaching his goal. In response, Siddhartha pointed to the earth with his right hand draped over his right knee. As a result, the earth goddess came to witness the vanquishment of the final temptation.
With his left hand, our Nepali Shakyamuni statue depicts the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. Therefore, the palm is facing upwards and the back of the hand rests on his lap. This is a symbol of Buddhist meditation. Additionally, in the palm of his left hand is the alms bowl that contains the 3 nectars which eliminate the three poisons of ignorance, hatred and desire. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.