Our framed Medicine Buddha statue was hand crafted in Patan, Nepal using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. Additionally, the statue was partially gilded using the fire gilding method. As a result, the impurities in the gold are removed which leaves a 24k pure gold residual finish. For many centuries, the Nepali statues have been the preferred choice of the Tibetan monasteries. Indeed, the new owner of the statue can rest assured they have procured a monastic quality statue of Medicine Buddha.
Framed Medicine Buddha Statue Features:
Medicine Buddha is also known as Bhaisajyguru which translates as “King of the Medicine Master and the Lapis Lazuli Light”. Our framed Medicine Buddha statue is depicted in the full lotus pose. Additionally, the Buddha is holding a small bowl of medicine in the palm of his left hand which is resting on his lap. However, this is not modern pharmaceutical medicine. But instead it is the symbolic Lapis medicine nectar used to cure defilements.
In his right hand, between the index finger and thumb Bhaisajyguru is holding the stem of the myrobalan plant which is still widely found in Nepal and India. The leaves and nuts from the myrobalan are believed to have healing properties which the Buddha gave to mankind. Additionally, the right hand has the palm facing outwards in the open “charity” of “wish granting” mudra. This indicates that the Buddha is granting knowledge of the cure to mankind. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha statues.