Description: Sand Stone Buddha Sculpture 15 inch, a wide-ranging positive impact where ever you keep this. A highly distressed finish make the statue a antique piece.
Height: 15 inch (approx.)
Dimension(HWL): 15 x 11 x 5 inch
Lord Buddha is a prince of the Shakya tribe, his father king Shudhdana protects him from all misery and worldly sorrow by providing him with an opulent lavish life. When reached the age of 16 he got married and had a son. Until the age of 29, he was away from human privation and the outside world. One day while on the way to Kapilavastu, he encountered the three major aspects of life when he saw an old, sick, and dead man. In the same way, he encountered an ascetic who walking so peacefully down the road. Which made him think of the attribute traits of humanity. Acknowledging the harsh reality, he left the palace and the royal life in order to find a way to relieve the universal suffering.
And the next 6 years he hunt for the quest and finally found enlightenment under a bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya with deep meditation and concentration. Rest of his life he spent teaching others about the path and how to attain it.
The above statue is that important part of his meditation phase, widely known as Bhumisparsha mudra. There is a story behind touching the earth, there is an evil demon Mara who tried to prevent him from accomplishing his enlightenment, then Lord buddha reached out his right hand to touch the earth to witness, the earth goddess appeared and sweep away the demon with flood and roared ” I bear you the witness”. hence it is believed to be the Buddha’s victory over the temptation by the demon king known as Buumisparsha mudra.
In this mudra Lord Buddha is seen sitting in a double lotus pose, the right hand is placed on the right knee touching the earth. His left hand held on his lap palm facing up in, vitarka mudra.
It is believed that this Bhumisparsha, mudra helps to transform anger into wisdom. Keeping a statue of the earth witnessing pose helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Also helpful in keeping health-related issues.
Placement: This form of mudra must be kept facing east,(where the sun rises) to rip the benefits.
Care: Use a fiber cloth or a broom to dust.