Sandstone Buddha Head Statue 3 ft. An alternative to traditional posture. A distressed finish holds a sense of generosity and compassion.
Material: Sandstone/Redstone/Khondalite Stone
Dimension(HWL): 34 x 19 x 18 inch
Height: 3 ft (approx.)
Buddha the name means “the awakened one”. The founder of Buddhism. Born and named, Sidhartha (one who attains goal). The prince of the Shakya tribe. Away from the harsh reality of worldly sorrow, he was raised and brought up with all wealth and opulence. married and had a son. Until the age of twenty-nine, an incident changed his life. One day on his way to Kapila Vastu he saw an old person, a sick man, and a corpse. It makes him unsettle of the harsh truth, that every human on earth is subject to the fate of getting old, sick, and dead, and no opulence or pleasure will protect him from getting the dukkha. He also saw a monk who is walking with peace and serenity on his face. All these made him down the material pleasure of the royal life and he went on the spiritual quest.
For the next six years, he follows many tea Heightchers’ instructions, yogi practices, got into self-mortification, self-deprivation but did not find any specific solution to his quest. That is when he decided to find a middle path instead of going any extreme. He finally sat under a fig tree in deep meditation and attain enlightenment. From then he is known as Lord Buddha. He spent all his life teaching others. He spent forty-five years teaching others by traveling from place to place. and took his last breath at Kushinagar.
Buddhas statue always has different postures, hand gestures which have many spiritual meanings but the head is always the same. His head holds the secret of enlightenment, knowledge, and wisdom. The head always demonstrates placidity and poise. In his prince hood, he used to the topknot. He shaved his hair off for the spiritual quest. A shaved head is a symbol of getting rid of illusion and ignorance. But his head is always portrayed with ringlet curls. Those ringlets are not short hair but the 108 died snails. In his meditation days, Lord Buddha was in deep meditation even after he was under the tree the rays of the sun was directed towards his bald head, at that very moment, a snail was making his way around seeing Buddhas states and realized that this will make him distracted and lose focus on his concentration due to the sun rays, the way up to his head and sat there. Other snails were also the first one and end of the day when Buddha stood from the meditation he realized he was caped of 108 snails, who had given their lives to make a safe focus free environment so that Buddha reach the path to enlightenment. So they are always displayed in his head to remind us about their sacrifice.
His elongated ears remind us that once he was a prince who wears heavy jewelry but gave up all on divinity and mankind.
His smiling lips depict despite all suffering, he has higher wisdom and understanding of the universe. The circular dot on his forehead resembles the third eye, he can see beyond the physical and materialistic arena.
Keeping a Buddha head in the space evokes peaceful and harmonious energy in the atmosphere. It amplifies the calmness within us.
Placement: Keep one in the study room of kids to achieve academic success, facing east.
Care: Use a cotton cloth or a broom for the dusting