In honor of his achievements this masterpiece Shakyamuni statue is depicted in the Bhumisparsha mudra. This is because it celebrates overcoming immense pressure from earthly temptation. As a result of the attacks of the demon Mara, Shakyamuni called on the earth goddess as a witness.
In response to his beckoning she indeed came to witness the ineffectiveness of Mara’s futile efforts. Therefore, she washed away the demon and Shakyamuni became the first enlightened being of our time. However, Shakyamuni did not leave his followers behind. Instead, he stayed with them to help others follow the path to enlightenment.
The Buddha instructs us to use meditation to gain mental and spiritual strength. Only after gaining the necessary temperament and strength can we face down our inner demons. Therefore, in his left hand he is depicting the Dhyana or meditation mudra. The back of the hand lies gently in his lap.
Lotus Pedestal & Alms Bowl Symbolism
This 45cm gold gilded Shakyamuni statue sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. The lotus flower is a symbol of Shakyamuni Buddha because the Buddha rose above the vicissitudes of samsara to obtain enlightenment. Metaphorically speaking, the lotus grows from the bottom of a pond to rise out of the muddy water and blossom in the clean air and sunshine. Additionally, the alms bowl of a monastic monk rests in the palm of his hand. Inside this bowl lies the three nectars which Shakyamuni Buddha used to overcome the evil demon and the defilements.
Sculptors of Masterpiece Shakyamuni Statue
Nepali Buddha statues are created with intricate precision using the lost wax casting method. As a result, each statue is one of a kind and can never be recreated. Indeed, it is of the highest quality and is finished with precision and intricate details. Observe the robe and pedestal are adorned with turquoise and coral stones and the engravings throughout the robe are completed with flawless precision. The statue is fully gold gilded in 24K gold and the alms bowl is made from real silver. Our Masterpiece Shakyamuni statue will inspire devotees to remain dedicated and strive towards the ultimate goal. Additionally, precious statues help generate good karma for their owner.