Our 10.25″ crowned Medicine Buddha statue is depicted using unique symbolism and also traditional Buddhist mudras and poses. Please observe that our exquisitely hand carved Medicine Buddha sits in double lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he is simultaneously depicting the traditional Varada mudra with his right hand. However, he also is displaying the Dhyana mudra (meditation mudra) with his left hand. Furthermore, in the palm of his left hand he holds the traditional alms bowl of a monk.
Crowned Medicine Buddha Statue Features
Additional components of the statue include the ushnisha topknot, 3rd eye of wisdom, right turning hair coils, elongated ears and 3 neck lines. These elements can also be considered traditional elements.
The unique components of the crowned Medicine Buddha statue include the Myrobalan plant which he gracefully holds between the thumb and index finger of his right hand. Additionally, the alms bowl is filled with the Lapis nectar which is the cure for the persistent suffering of sentient life.
The Myrobalan plant is a traditional herbal remedy that is still used today. However, the medicinal qualities of the plant are used metaphorically in this Medicine Buddha statue. Buddhists believe extinguishing the defilements will end all mental and physical suffering. Click here to learn more about Medicine Buddha symbolism.