Antique Burmese Style Wood Ava Enlightenment Buddha Statue - 52cm/21"
Measures (Height) 52cm/21"
An antique Burmese style wood Ava style Buddha.
The Buddha is seated on a tall bejewelled pedestal in the Bhumisparsa 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.
The Buddha has a peaceful countenance with downcast introspective eyes and a firm brow, reinforcing the impression of serenity and spirituality. His earlobes are stretched long from a youth spent as a prince wearing heavy gold earrings. His robes are also bejewelled as they cascade down his torso.
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 consort of Buddha is sure to enlighten your home with endlessly timeless style.
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