This handmade Shakyamuni statue was created by the Nepali artisans using traditional sculpting methods. 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. We also use the fire gilding method to derive a 24K gold gilded finish. Your statue will remain tarnish free and imbued with a beautiful golden luster. For many centuries the Nepali artisans have been the preferred source for sculpture used by the Buddhist monasteries. As a result, if you purchase our handmade Shakyamuni statue rest assured you have procured a monastic quality statue.
Handmade Shakyamuni Statue Mudras
Our handmade Shakyamuni statue is depicting the Bhumisparsha mudra. This is a unique mudra that is mostly exclusive to Shakyamuni Buddha. The Bhumisparsha mudra is depicted with the right hand draped over the knee with the palm flat and facing inward. Also, the fingers are lightly touching the ground.
Additionally, 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 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. Click here to learn more about Shakyamuni Buddha.