The pictured Buddha was hand carved from a colorful type of Himalayan stone by skilled artisans in India. The colors and patterns in the stone, and the individual carving itself makes this stone Buddha statue unique. The skill of carving, the weight of the statue, and the beauty of the natural stone are all quite impressive. The Buddha's gesture is called the Bhumisparsa mudra, showing Buddha with his right hand in the earth-touching gesture commemorating Gautama Buddha's moment of enlightenment under the Bo tree in Bohdgaya, India.
The bhumisparsa mudra is the gesture of witness, also known as the "touching the earth" posture. This pose is commemorative of Gautama Buddha's moment of enlightenment under the Bo tree in Bhodgaya, India. It symbolizes the Buddha's unshakeable faith and resolution. Armed with his resolve to remain seated under the Bodhi tree until he had solved the problem of the cessation of suffering, he took the earth as testimony of the merits that he had accumulated during his previous births. Temptation, personified by the demon Mara, came at him in many forms, but he resisted them all and touched the earth to call it to witness his victory. This was the Buddha's final obstacle on his path to enlightenment, and thus the mudra is also referred to as "the attitude of subduing Mara".
This tranquil Buddha was hand carved from a colorful type of Himalayan stone by skilled artisans in India. The colors and patterns in the stone, and the individual carving itself make this stone Buddha statue very unique. The skill of carving, the weight of the statue, and the beauty of the natural stone are all more impressive than the photos can show. The Buddha's pose is called the dhyana mudra (the meditation posture) also called "samadhi" or "yoga" pose.
The dhyana mudra is the meditation posture, also called samadhi or yoga pose. It is the posture of concentration (samadhi) on the Dharma and of attainment of spiritual perfection (bodhi or "awakening"). The Buddha's gaze is serene, sitting in lotus position. The gesture is formed by placing the right hand over the palm of the left hand, with tips of both thumbs touching lightly, hands resting in the lap, palms facing up. The right hand represents enlightenment while the left hand represents samsara, the world of illusions. This mudra symbolizes the triumph of enlightenment over the world of illusions.
This Buddha's pose is called the vitarka mudra. Skilled artisans in India hand carved this Buddha from a colorful type of Himalayan stone. The colors and patterns in the stone, and the individual carving itself makes this a beautiful and unique, one-of-a-kind stone Buddha statue.
The vitarka mudra description is coming soon.
This impressive Buddha was hand carved by skilled artisans in India, using a colorful type of Himalayan stone. The colors and patterns in the stone, and the intricate hand carving make this a beautiful, one-of-a-kind stone Buddha statue. This Buddha sits in the teaching pose, which is called the Dharmachakra mudra, the "gesture of preaching the Dharma".
The Dharmachakra mudra is the gesture of "preaching the Dharma", "fuming the wheel" or "turning the wheel of law." The turning of the wheel refers to the dharma wheel, thus the spreading of the Buddha dharma, the Buddha's teachings. This posture is commemorative of one of the most important moments in the life of the Buddha, the occasion of his first sermon after his Enlightenment, preached to his former companions outside the deer park at Sarnath.