This gold Shakyamuni Buddha statue is fully gilded using the fire gilding method and shines with the golden light of the original Buddha. As a result, our gold Shakyamuni Buddha statue is an authentic monastic quality statue. Indeed, these same Nepali artisans have supplied the Tibetan monasteries for centuries. The 3 main Nepali castes of Patan are all experts who have protected the family secrets for nearly 1000 years.
Gold Shakyamuni Buddha Statue Features
In a classic pose that is highly correlated with the original Buddha, our statue expresses the Bhumisparsha “earth touching” mudra. This mudra is omnipresent in Buddhist art and reflects the Buddha vanquishing the earthly defilements. The Buddha performed this classic mudra as he was on the verge of enlightenment. As a result, it represents the ultimate Buddhist achievement and the inception of Buddhism in our time. Therefore, the statue inspires all devotees who lay their eyes upon it.
Additionally, the Buddha sits on a single lotus throne and depicts the Dhyana mudra with the left hand. In the palm of the hand rests the alms bowl of a Buddhist monk. Symbolically, this alms bowl holds the three nectars with the power to eliminate the three poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance.
Our statue depicts the Buddha Shakyamuni sitting in full lotus pose. The full lotus is significant because it signifies the indestructible nature of perfect practice. As a result, the pose is also known as the vajra. Vajra translates as “lightening bolt or diamond” and it symbolizes the moral purity of the Buddhas. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.