Height: 8 inch (approx.)
Dimension(HWL): 7.7 x 4.7 x 2 inch
Weight: 6 kgAbout Lord Buddha:
Lord Buddha, a person who is awake. Born to a royal family named Siddhartha when he was born a presage given on his future was that either he would be a king or a sage. Hearing this his father tried every head to nail to keep him away from the outside worldly suffering and upbrought with all luxury and lush. he was married, had a son until the age of 29 life was so smooth as before one day Gautama went outside the palace when he saw an old man, a dead man, and a sick each for the first time. This seen disturbed him the most and he realized it’s definite inevitable suffering of a human which no one can escape. He also saw a holy man who was looking so happy and peace of satisfaction can be seen on his face. That is when Lord Guatama decided to leave the royal and lavish life and to search for a way to overcome this Dukha(suffering).
Six years later with deep meditation and concentration, he found enlightenment under a bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya.
About this Statue and Mudra:
Earth Touching Buddha widely known as Bhumisparsa mudra, was espoused by Lord Budda in the moment of his enlightenment. There is a demon king named Mara who tried to dissuade him from meditation, there is when Lord Buddha lowered his right hand and claim to the earth goddess to be his witness of enlightenment, to which the earth goddess appeared and sweep away the demon with a flood. Its Buddhas victory over temptation.
Earth Touching Buddha statue is seen sitting in a lotus platform, eyes seen completely closed in deep meditation, leg crossed in double lotus pose, right hand over the right knee, fingers pointing towards the ground, palms in, while the left resting on the lap in vitarka mudra, palm up.
This statue of Buddha helps to transmogrify rage into wisdom, beneficial for health-related issues. It helps to calm down the mind, improve focus, and one can get rid of stress and anxiety.
Where to place and use?
Placement: Always place the earth touching Buddha face east, where the sun rises. Favorable in all desired place you want to be placed, mostly in study, office, drawing, library, desk it can prove to be an elegant decor along with a vibe of serenity in the space.
How to care:
Soapstone is famous for its nonporous material quality which is durable and easy to maintain. A fiber cloth or a broom can be enough to dust the statue whenever required.