This Shakyamuni Buddha statue is seated in dhyana asana or meditative pose. In this position, the legs are crossed, closely locked with the soles of both feet visible. Lord Buddha is seated on a single lotus base also known as padmasana.
The Buddha Shakyamuni, at the moment of enlightenment, invoked the earth as witness, as indicated by the fingers of his right hand, which spread downward in bhumisparsha mudra, "the earth touching gesture". As the Buddhist sutras narrate, the sun and moon stood still, and all the creatures of the world came to offer respect to the Supreme One who had broken through the boundaries of egocentric existence. All Buddhist art celebrates this moment and leads the viewer toward the Buddha's experience of selfless and unsurpassed enlightenment.
This statue is hand cast by the very talented artists of the beautiful country of Nepal. Every piece is truly unique!
Mudra means gestures made by celestial beings and high ordered saints using their hands, legs and entire body. In Mudra Semi Antique Craft House, we, the team of handicraft traders, bring together a delightful collection of pure products from traditional skills thousands of years old handed down from generation to the next. Any piece of the semi antique collection we have, big or small, are produced from those blessed hands of the Himalayas using fine tools developed and mastered by the craftsmen themselves over the period of two decades. We collect the best Tibetan Buddhist statues of silver, copper, stone, crystal and wood produced by the finest craftsmen in the households of Patan. Our specialty is antique finishing of these statues that guarantees you the excellent quality to match your desire.