Our crowned Shakyamuni statue is a portrayal of the original Buddha. The sculpture displays intricate details throughout. By closely examining the robe it is possible to appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship and skill that are required. Additionally, our statue sits on a double lotus pedestal using the Bhumisparsha and Dhyana mudra. Our Shakyamuni statue also features him in the crown and jewels of a bodhisattva. Upon request, we will be happy to adorn the crown and jewels with turquoise and coral stones at no extra charge.
Crowned Shakyamuni Statue Features:
Please draw your attention to the back of the statue. As a result, you will be able to appreciate the panoramic carvings on Shakyamuni’s robe. Additionally, at the base of the pedestal you will observe the 2 deer. These two deer commemorate the first sermon the Buddha gave after achieving enlightenment.
The Bhumisparsha mudra is also known as the “earth touching” mudra. This important depiction is displayed with the right hand reaching over the right knee while sitting in full lotus pose. Additionally, the palm is facing inwards and the hand is flat with the fingers lightly touching the ground. The Buddha used this mudra to call the earth goddess to witness his vanquishing of the demon Mara.
This crowned Shakyamuni statue is also holding the alms bowl in the palm of his left hand. Additionally, the left hand is depicting the Dhyana or “meditation” mudra. The alms bowl is very significant in Buddhism because it symbolizes the rejection of the material world. The alms bowl is also believed to hold the 3 nectars which will eliminate the 3 poisons – ignorance, hatred and attachment. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.