Sakyamuni Buddha

Sakyamuni Buddha

$165
Item Code: ZO93
Specifications:
Copper Lost Wax Sculpture
8.5" x 5.5" x 4.0"
3 kg
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This exquisitely modeled sculpture depicts the historical Buddha Sakyamuni. He is seated in Vajrasana on a lotus throne. His right hand is in the bhumisparsa-mudra. This gesture was used by Buddha to invoke the earth goddess as a witness to the fact that he had attained bodhi at Bodhgaya and of his having resisted the temptation of Mara, the personification of evil. His left hand is placed on the lap and holds a begging bowl. He is wearing a Sanghati, covering both the shoulders. The embossed leaf and flower ornamentation on his robes is very rich and continues around the back. The sash he is wearing is incised with decorative designs.

The signs of a Mahapurusha are there, including the prominent Ushanisha (protuberance at top of the head), elongated earlobes and trinali (three lines) mark on the neck. His body is slim and slender. The eyes are half-closed and are inward-looking in meditation. The facial expression is calm, expressing compassion and serenity. His hair is arranged in small tight curls.

The Sakyamuni was born in the Lumbini garden (Nepal) in 563 B.C. and was given the name Siddharth. His father king Suddhodana was the ruler of the Shakya Republic of Kapilvastu. His mother queen Mahamaya died seven days after his birth. Siddharth showed meditative bent of mind from his childhood. He was married at sixteen to Yasodhara and had a son, Rahula. At the age of 29 years he relinquished the worldly life and went to the forest, meditated as a hermit for six years to search for the truth behind the nature of suffering. Siddhartha finally attained enlightenment and became Buddha at the age of 35 in Bodhgaya. Subsequently, he spread the law of Dhamma among the suffering beings till his Mahaparinirvana at Kushinagar (U. P.) in 483 B.C. at the age of eighty.

Ref.

D. L. Snellgrove, The Image of the Buddha, New Delhi, 1978.

A. Getty, The Gods of Northern Buddhism, Tokyo, 1962.

A. Waddell, Buddhism and Lamaism of Tibet, New Delhi, 1978 (reprint).

This description by Dr. Shailendra Kumar Verma, Ph.D. His doctorate thesis being on the "Emergence and Evolution of the Buddha Image (from its inception to 8th century A.D)."

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