Dimension(HWL): 2.75 x 1.75 x 0.6 inch
Weight: 0.2 kg
Buddha means “a person who is awake”, born with the named Siddhartha Guatama, son of the king of the Shakya tribe. Brought up will all lush and luxury, he unaware of outside world and hardship of human. He married and had a son until the age of 29. One day he was on the way to Kaplilavastu where he encountered an old man, a sick and a dead man, each for the first time. Which disturbed him to question the inevitable truths of human fate which no one can escape from. In the same way, while he was returning he saw a monk walking so peacefully down the street. He then decided to leave all the luxury and royal life and walk out to search for a way to overcome the universal suffering.
For the next six years, he hunts for the answer and lives a life of self-denial and deprivation, but the solution to his quest did not found, he finally sat beneath a bodhi tree, in Bodh Gaya for several days and finally attain enlightenment.
The Bhumispara mudra or the earth touching Buddha is the part of his meditation days, his triumph over the temptation of demon Mara. A demon named Mara tried to scare and tempt him to prevent him from achieving his final goal, knowing this Lord Buddha touched the ground with his right hand to witness the earth goddess, of his enlightenment, to which earth goddess appeared and sweep the demon away with a flood, allowing Buddha to achieve enlightenment.
The earth-touching form of Buddha is seen sitting on a lotus platform with both legs folded in a double lotus pose. The right hand s held flat in the right knee fingers pointing towards the ground, palm facing inward. While the left hand resting on the lap, in vitarka mudra palm face up. Eyes are fully closed in deep meditation.
This pose is a gesture of indestructible. the earth-touching statue helps to calm down the mind, reduces stress and anxiety. improves the mental state of serenity and harmony, also beneficial for health-related issues.
Placement: Earth-touching statues are always places facing the east, where the sun rises. It represents the mother earth element so you can choose to place him in the center too. The study, library, Living room, office, mantle desk are also favorable options to keep the statue. It can prove to be a most loved gift item to your dear ones.
Care: Nonporous material like soapstone is easy to clean, use cloth or a broom to dust the surface.