Buddha Statue - Antique Chiang Saen Style Royal Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 86cm/34"
Measures (Height) 86cm/34"
An antique Chiang Saen style Royal Buddha seated in the Bhumisparsa, Enlightenment or 'Calling the Earth to Witness' mudra.
With fingers slightly touching the ground this position represents the subduing of Mara (a demon) who bombarded Buddha with demons, monsters, violent storms and the three seductive daughters. Remaining steadfast the Buddha testified to his meritorious past by pointing to the earth and calling the Earth Goddess, Thorani.
Rising from the ground the Earth Goddess wrings the water from her long black hair. By this action she raises a torrential flood that drowns Mara and his army of demons. This gesture reflects this story symbolizing enlightenment, as well as steadfastness and Buddha's achievement of perfection or nirvana.
Seated peacefully in his kingly attire the royal Buddha's lips are pursed together and his eyes are downcast in deep meditation. His royal garments include a crown with triangular shaped designs on each side of the crown with a beautiful lotus bud shaped ushnisha emerging from the top of the head.This symbolizes his high level of spiritual development.
His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. The Buddha wears jewellery with designs on his chest, shoulders, arms, wrists and ankles the most beautiful of which is the elaborate designs on his chest plate.
He is enthroned upon a lotus leaf base. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
The casting is beautiful as you can see in the fine details of the fingers and toes. The malachite and azurite patina delightful and unusual. Each detail is rendered perfectly. The distinctive patina of the piece is particularly attrractive.
This traditional in appearance piece is sure to bring serenity to your home, office or sacred space.
One of the most recognizable of the Asian deities this representation of the spiritual teacher Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
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Who is the Hindu God Brahma? Brahma was responsible for the creation of the universe and all its creatures. Alongside this, he is considered to be the god of knowledge and of the Vedas (ancient texts.)