This Shakyamuni Buddha sculpture is fully gilded using the fire gilding method and shines with the golden light of the original Buddha. As a result, our gold Shakyamuni Buddha statue is reminiscent of an authentic Tibetan Buddhist sculpture. Indeed, the same artisans that have supplied the monasteries throughout Asia are based in Patan, Nepal. The 3 main Nepali castes of Patan are all experts who have protected the family secrets for centuries. Additionally, this Buddha sculpture is hand crafted using the lost wax method. This time tested traditional sculpting technique is used to derive the finely sculpted details and human features in our statues.
Gold Shakyamuni Buddha Statue Poses and Mudras
In a classic pose that is highly correlated with the original Buddha, our statue expresses the Bhumisparsha “earth touching” mudra. This mudra is omnipresent in Buddhist art and reflects the Buddha vanquishing the earthly defilements. The Buddha performed this classic mudra as he was on the verge of enlightenment under the bodhi tree in ancient India. As a result, it represents the ultimate Buddhist achievement and the inception of Buddhism in our time. Therefore, the statue inspires all devotees who lay their eyes upon it.
Additionally, the Buddha sculpture sits on a single lotus throne and depicts the Dhyana mudra with the left hand. In the palm of the hand rests the alms bowl of a Buddhist monk. Symbolically, this alms bowl holds the three nectars with the power to eliminate the three poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance.
Our Tibetan Buddhist sculpture depicts the Buddha Shakyamuni sitting in full lotus pose. The full lotus is significant because it signifies the indestructible nature of perfect practice. As a result, the pose is also known as the vajra. The word vajra translates as “lightening bolt or diamond” and it symbolizes the purity of the Buddha sculpture.
Special Adornments Upon Request
Our Nepali master artisan created this beautiful gold Shakyamuni Buddha statue wearing the robes of a Buddhist monk. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the hemlines of the robe with turquoise or red stones. This special request is included in the Buddha statue price. At no extra charge, we can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Additionally, devotees meditating on the color red can transform the poison of attachment into the wisdom or discernment. This Buddha sculpture will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.