Material: Pink Soapstone
Dimension(HWL): 4.5 x 9 x 2 inch
Weight: 1 kg
About the statue:
This posture depicts the last moments of Lord Buddha. This state is known as Mahaparinirvanasana. The sleeping pose is not the distressing one instead the reclining statue portrays every man can get awakened and can release themselves from the cycle of rebirth and suffering. The pacific and smiling expression from his reclining state represents the tenderness and placidity that comes from the enlightenment.
About Lord Buddha:
Pioneer of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gautama, son of king Shudhodana of the Shakya tribe. Bought up and raised in deep pockets, away from the truths of life. Until the age of twenty-nine, he married and had a son. One day on his way to Kapila Vastu he saw, an old, sick, and dead each for the first time. This scene made him realize that this is a universal fate of every human being and no wealth or opulence can protect him from getting old, sick, and dead. He also encounters a monk walking so peacefully, on the street. These harsh truths dismay him, so he decided to find a way to overcome this universal suffering, and left his luxurious life, and went in the search of the greater meaning in life. For the next six long years, he search and followed many monks, went into extreme starvation but it did not earn him any result, to which he finally indulge himself in deep meditation for 49 days, under a bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya and attain enlightenment. He spent the remaining life teaching others to find peace of mind through the knowledge and practice to achieve it. He took his last breath in Kushinagar, at the age of 80.
Placement and use:
Recline Buddha speaks for harmony, which we need in our lives daily, so keeping a posture of reclining will earn you settle the mind and body. According to Vaastu, this posture of Lord Buddha is beneficial to bring peace and harmony when be placed in the living room, reclining towards the right-facing west. For achieving academic success placing it on the kids or study room facing east will be auspicious. Sat him alone at any of the foyer, accent table, or sideboard enough to embellish the décor.
Care: A simple cleaning method follows by wiping down the statue with a cloth or broom is enough to remove the dust.