Our Tomba Shakyamuni sculpture is depicting the Bhumisparsha “earth touching” mudra. This is a unique mudra that is mostly exclusive to Tomba Shakyamuni Buddha. The Bhumisparsha mudra is depicted with the right hand draped over the right knee with the palm flat and facing inward. Also, the fingers are lightly touching the ground. Bhumisparsha mudra was depicted by Tomba Shakyamuni as he was on the verge of enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.
Furthermore, his left hand is resting in his lap with the palm facing upwards and there is an alms bowl resting in the palm of his hand. This is known as the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. It is a symbol of meditation and can be depicted with or without the alms bowl. However, the alms bowl symbolically holds the three nectars to eliminate the three poisons – ignorance, greed and hatred.
World Class Tomba Shakyamuni Statue
This beautiful Tomba Shakyamuni sculpture was created by the Nepali artisans using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the statue has finely hand carved engravings on the robe and pedestal. Additionally, the face was hand painted giving life like expression to the statue. The sculptor used electroplating on this statue to provide the golden luster. The statue is also adorned with colorful stones throughout.
For many centuries the Nepali artisans have been the preferred source for sculpture and ritual items used by the Tibetan monasteries. As a result, when you purchase our Tomba Shakyamuni sculpture rest assured you have procured a monastic quality statue. Click here to learn more about Tomba Shakyamuni Buddha.