The unique features of this silver Shakyamuni Buddha statue include antiquated finish with silver plating. Additionally, the artisan situated the Buddha on a double lotus pedestal in full lotus pose. Customary characteristics of the statue include the elongated ears, ushnisha topknot, third eye of wisdom, neck lines and right turning hair coils. The engravings on his robe are elegantly detailed.
Mudras of Silver Shakyamuni Buddha Statue
After his renunciation Prince Siddhartha lived in the forest as a renunciant. In the beginning, he sought assistance from two meditation masters. However, he realized their methods were not a means to an end. He continued on his own and became the first enlightened being of our time. It took six years for him to find the vipassana path to enlightenment.
The depiction of the Bhumisparsha mudra commemorates the moment he became a self arisen Buddha. Furthermore, he is depicting the Dhyana “meditation” mudra with the left hand. The alms bowl of a monk sits in the palm of the same hand. An alms bowl is a very significant symbol in Buddhist beliefs because it holds the three nectars to eliminate the three poisons of ignorance, greed and hatred. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.