Amitabha is the celestial Buddha of the Mahayana Buddhism and the sole founder of Pure Land Buddhism (a tradition of Buddhist teachings). Amida or Amitayus are the other names for Amitabha Buddha directing us towards him being the Buddha of immeasurable light and life, one responsible for longevity, pure consciousness and perception. He in his posture of dhyana (meditation), as shown on this page, proclaimed forty eight vows of realm and a guarantee of rebirth into his divine Pure Land sects.
This popular figure was regarded as one of the self born Buddhas who have existed eternally and manifested himself as the historical Gautama Buddha or the Boddhisattva. The naturally carved lotus pedestal and other elegant accessories like the iconic Tibetan sculpted crown with pointed tops along with distinctively curled stole at the sides add to the intensified beauteous aspects; dressed as a prince like all the Boddhisattvas in a smooth and sharp border, holding the wondrously carved long pot of immortality in his hands.
The pot of immortality holds a significant value in Buddhism as it is identified by the pot of nectar (amrit) of immortality that focuses on the concept of rebirth in the distant future to renew and re-establish the religion of Buddhism in Amitabha Buddha’s Pure Land. The soothing face with calm and composed body are adorned with marvellous necklaces and round kundals glorifying his aura.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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