Our gold gilded Shakyamuni statue sits in full lotus pose depicting the Bhumisparsha mudra. Indeed, the Bhumisparsha or “earth touching” mudra is also very symbolic in Buddhism. It is because this mudra was depicted by Shakyamuni Buddha as he was on the verge of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Shakyamuni displayed this mudra in order to call the earth goddess to witness his vanquishment of inner demons. As a result, Shakyamuni Buddha achieved his goal and became the first enlightened being of our time.
Gold Gilded Shakyamuni Statue features
This gold Shakyamuni statue was hand crafted by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. Therefore, the statue displays world class craftsmanship. The detailed carvings of the Buddha’s robe are hand carved and express intricate attention to detail. Additionally, the specialist who painted the face if one of the best in the business. Turquoise and red coral stones embellish the hemlines of the robe and the statue will inspire all who see it.
Additional features of this Shakyamuni statue include the ushnisha topknot, right turning hair coils, 3 neck lines and third eye of wisdom. Furthermore, the intricate engravings of the robe are 360° and include a lotus flower on the lower back of the Buddha. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhism because it projects the fruits of enlightenment. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.