Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Brass > Buddha Invoking Mother-Earth to be His Witness
Displaying 1 of 2756         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Buddha Invoking Mother-Earth to be His Witness

Buddha Invoking Mother-Earth to be His Witness

Buddha Invoking Mother-Earth to be His Witness

Availability:
Sold Out
Specifications:

Brass Sculpture

10.5 inch X 7 inch X 4 inch
3.85 kg
Item Code:
XG79
Price:
$195.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Buddha Invoking Mother-Earth to be His Witness

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 3511 times since 25th Jun, 2012
This sculpture, representing Lord Buddha touching mother Earth, known as 'Bhumisparsha-mudra' in Buddha's classical iconography, is a splendid example of great craftsmanship. The image is characteristically Tibetan endowed with sensitive delicate melting quality of modeling, refined plasticity, luminosity, delicate facial expression and transcendental quality of a votive icon combined with physiognomic features and subtle serene warm sensuousness of Pala and Gandhara art as developed at Mathura. In delicacy and subtlety of expression and the 'yogi' cult of physiognomy this statue of Buddha has close affinity with Sarnath images of the Universal teacher. The master caster has left out decorative element - gorgeous drapery, ornamentation, 'pitha' etc., which Tibetan votive icons usually have, lest it mitigated the great spiritual simplicity and the beauty of the form.

Buddha fasting, Buddha in 'bhumisparsha-mudra', Buddha's 'dharmachakra-pravartana', teaching Buddha, Buddha's 'Nirvana' and thousand Buddha have exceptional significance in Buddhist classical iconography. These forms of his iconography are not mere artistic innovations of his life theme but depict the turning points and some of the cardinal events of his life. The earth touching posture or his 'bhumisparsha-mudra' constitutes the exact central point to the episode of Buddha's attainment of enlightenment. It depicts the phase when seated under the Pipal tree he was engaged in his penance and was almost on the verge of attaining Enlightenment. As always, it alarmed the forces of Evil, which fed on darkness or ignorance and delighted in obstructing the process of enlightening. Hence, Evil, personified as Mara and armed with horror, fear, temptation, 'Kama' and beauty, attacked Buddha and tried on him all its weapons. When nothing worked Mara created confusion all around. There rose voices that said, 'Gautam, you are vanished'. Mara aimed at confusing him but set deep within him and unaffected by whatever happened beyond, Buddha quietly lowered his right arm and extended its middle finger to reach the Earth. He touched the Mother Earth and invoked her to witness that whatever came his way, he did not astray from his path. He thus defeated Evil and a little after there emerged divine light and Gautam was the Enlightened, the Buddha.

This 'Padmasana' image of Buddha is in meditative posture, which is its prime theme and the basic character of the moment which it depicts. Mara's attack and other related activity are only a passing phase. Hence, but for his right hand lowered to touch the mother Earth, his entire form manifests him in his meditative demeanour, which his left hand so absolutely symbolises. Broad forehead, sharp nose, cute small lips, pointed chin and semi-opened lotus like eyes define the aesthetic beauty of his face. His arms are larger than the usual ones but in no way ill-balanced. Rather, as regards the theme which they are made to depict, the larger arms of the image are aesthetically more apt for while touching the Earth, the craftsman had not to bend his figure. The left half of his torso is covered by fine sash visible only from its beautifully embroidered bordering lace. Characteristic to Tibetan Buddhist art the image has around its waist, thigh etc. a fine 'dhoti' trailing behind, around and on the 'pitha'. By any parameters the sculpture is a master-piece of art.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr. Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of literature and is the author of numerous books on Indian art and culture. Dr. Daljeet is the curator of the Miniature Painting Gallery, National Museum, New Delhi. They have both collaborated together on a number of books.


Delivered by to all international destinations within 3 to 5 days, fully insured.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Lord Buddha Seated on Six-ornament Throne of Enlightenment
Brass Statue with Inlay
11 inch x 8.2 inch x 5 inch
4.9 kg
Item Code: ZAR51
$355.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Buddha Seated on Six-ornament Throne of Enlightenment
Brass Statue
12.0 inch x 8.0 inch x 5.0 inch
4.4 kg
Item Code: ZBF47
$395.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Gautam Buddha
Brass Statue
6.5" X 4" X 4"
1.2 kg
Item Code: ZH55
$125.00
Backorder
Backorder
Gautam Buddha
Brass Statue
7.0" X 4.7" X 3.5"
1.4 kg
Item Code: ZF84
$115.00
Backorder
Backorder
Shakyamuni Buddha Preaching His Dharma
Deal 10% Off
Brass Statue with Inlay
17.5 inch x 14 inch x 10 inch
10.5 kg
Item Code: ZAT19
$595.00$535.50
You save: $59.50 (10%)
Backorder
Backorder
Large Size Yoga-murti Buddha
Deal 20% Off
Brass Sculpture
28.5 inch X 24 inch X 15.5 inch
27.3 Kg
Item Code: RQ06
$1225.00$980.00
You save: $245.00 (20%)
Backorder
Backorder
Large Size Blessing Buddha
Brass Statue
28 inch x 23.0 inch x 15.5 inch
26.5 kg
Item Code: ZBN26
$1095.00
Backorder
Backorder
Blessing Buddha with Inlay Work
Brass Statue with Inlay
10.0 inch x 7.0 inch x 5.0 inch
3.8 kg
Item Code: ZBM65
$275.00
Backorder
Backorder
(Tibetan Buddhist Deity) Crowned Buddha in Earth -Touching Gesture
Copper Sculpture gilted with 24 Karat Gold
8.5" X 5.5" X 3.5"
1.1 kg
Item Code: RL72
$325.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Buddha in Bhumisparsha Mudra
Deal 15% Off
Brass Statue with Inlay
11.5 inch x 9 inch x 6 inch
5.6 kg
Item Code: ZAT14
$355.00$301.75
You save: $53.25 (15%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Buddha in Dhyana Mudra (Robes Decorated with Lotus Flowers)
Brass Statue
17 inch X 14 inch X 10.5 inch
9.7 kg
Item Code: XE16
$395.00
RESERVED
Lord Buddha in Dhyana Mudra
Gambhar Wood Statue from Bodh Gaya
24.5 inch x 14.0 inch x 5.0 inch
4.8 kg
Item Code: ZBG20
$595.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

To my astonishment and joy, your book arrived (quicker than the speed of light) today with no further adoo concerning customs. I am very pleased and grateful.
Christine, the Netherlands
You have excellent books!!
Jorge, USA.
You have a very interesting collection of books. Great job! And the ordering is easy and the books are not expensive. Great!
Ketil, Norway
I just wanted to thank you for being so helpful and wonderful to work with. My artwork arrived exquisitely framed, and I am anxious to get it up on the walls of my house. I am truly grateful to have discovered your website. All of the items I’ve received have been truly lovely.
Katherine, USA
I have received yesterday a parcel with the ordered books. Thanks for the fast delivery through DHL! I will surely order for other books in the future.
Ravindra, the Netherlands
My order has been delivered today. Thanks for your excellent customer services. I really appreciate that. I hope to see you again. Good luck.
Ankush, Australia
I just love shopping with Exotic India.
Delia, USA.
Fantastic products, fantastic service, something for every budget.
LB, United Kingdom
I love this web site and love coming to see what you have online.
Glenn, Australia
Received package today, thank you! Love how everything was packed, I especially enjoyed the fabric covering! Thank you for all you do!
Frances, Austin, Texas
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India