Nepali Buddha statues are created with intricate precision using the lost wax casting method. As a result, each statue is one of a kind and can never be recreated. Indeed, it is of the highest quality and is finished with precision and intricate details. The engravings throughout the robe and pedestal are completed with flawless precision. Our Shakyamuni statue will inspire devotees to remain dedicated and strive towards the ultimate goal. Additionally, precious statues help generate good karma for their owner.
Nepali sculptures and ritual items are of the highest quality and Nepal is the source of the Tibetan monasteries for Buddhist sculptures. All of our Buddha statues are on sale now for limited time. This world class Shakyamuni Buddha statue will last many lifetimes and can be passed on for generations.
Shakyamuni Buddha Statue “Calling The Earth to Witness”
This Shakyamuni Buddha statue is the original Buddha, he is the first one in our time to discover the Dharma and achieve awakening. Additionally, when he reached the stage of enlightenment he overcame the temptations of Mara the evil demon. The evil Mara tried to tempt Shakyamuni with earthly delights and induce him to give up. Fortunately, Shakyamuni was not afraid and his concentration did not falter.
The classic Bhumisparsha mudra is depicted by our beautiful Shakyamuni Buddha statue. In English, Bhumisparsha means “calling the earth to witness”. The Buddha made the earth touching gesture and called the earth goddess to witness his overcoming of the temptation of Mara. Then the earth goddess appeared and she washed away the demon. As a result, the Buddha shared his wisdom with mankind and he showed us the path to awakening.
The “Gupta” Alms Bowl
In the palm of his left hand our Shakyamuni is holding the rice bowl. Also, know as the offering bowl, alms bowl or “Gupta”. In Buddhism, the alms bowl is very significant. The alms bowl is commonly held by Buddhist monks to receive donations from the Buddhist layman. Additionally, the alms bowl signifies the defeat of attachment. For example, while Shakyamuni was meditating under the Bodhi tree he was given a golden bowl full of rice. However, he took the rice out of the bowl and threw the gold bowl into the river. Next, he divided the rice into portions equal to the days remaining until his enlightenment.
Descendants of Shakyamuni Buddha
Shakyamuni Buddha was once known as Prince Siddhartha and he was a member of the Shakya lineage. The word Shakya is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit word Sakya – it translates as the “one who is capable”. Ironically, this is the same Shakya clan of the world renown cast metal artisans in Patan, Nepal.
Additionally, the Shakya lineage specializes in working with gold. As a result, when you buy our Shakyamuni Buddha statue it is conceivable that the craftsman who made it are distant descendants of Prince Siddhartha. Most certainly, the Shakya clan takes their work very seriously especially when they are creating a Shakyamuni Buddha statue. Click here to learn more about the Nepali artisans.