Our Shakyamuni Buddha statue was hand crafted and given an oxidized finish in Patan, Nepal. Additionally, the statue was created using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. The artisans of Nepal have been using this method for many centuries to create the most finely detailed Buddha statues in the world. As a result, they have long been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for sculptures and ritual items. Therefore, when you purchase our Nepali Shakyamuni Buddha statue you can rest assured that you procured a world class statue.
The portrayal of Shakyamuni Buddha is very important because he is the original Buddha of our time. As such he is highly venerated among all of the Buddhist schools. He was born in the 6th century BCE in northern India as Prince Siddhartha Gautama. However, he renounced his kingdom when he was 29 years old and went to live in the forest as a renunciant. For 6 years he struggled to find the right path to eliminate all traces of worldly desires. This statue depicts him using the Bhumisparsha “earth touching” mudra. When he lightly touched the ground with the middle finger of his right hand he was on the verge of enlightenment. This classic mudra was used to call the earth goddess to witness his vanquishment of the demon Mara.
When you purchase this Nepali Shakyamuni Buddha statue you can reflect on the moment that the Buddha completed his vow to relieve all suffering. All our statues and ritual items are on sale now for limited time with free international shipping.