The Nepali sculptor did an exceptional job with the smooth golden finish on the chest, arms, feet and hands of this special golden Medicine Buddha statue. This is the result of using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the finished sculpture is of monastic quality. Indeed, the Nepali artisans have long been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for statues and ritual items. This fine workmanship truly is a rare find, even in Nepal. Additionally, the face is perfectly painted with a 24k gold finish and the eyes and mouth are also exceptionally well done.
Our golden Medicine Buddha statue is depicted in full lotus pose on a double lotus pedestal. Additionally, the right turning coils on his head indicate that the teachings of the Dharma are universally correct. This is because in our universe the planets orbit to the right. Further indications of royalty include the ushnisha topknot, three neck lines, elongated ears and third eye of wisdom.
This golden Medicine Buddha statue is depicted with his traditional myrobalan plant held between his index finger and thumb in the right hand. Also, his right hand is displaying the classic Varada “gift giving” mudra. Buddhists believe that unwholesome karma is the source of all suffering and diligent practice is the cure. In the left hand of our Medicine Buddha statue he is holding his bowl of Lapis nectar which contains the three nectars. These nectars will cure the three poisons of delusion, ill will and greed. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha.