Lord Gautama Buddha is believed to be the sole founder of Buddhism and his teachings are entirely concerned towards defining a path free of worldly pleasures and liberating sentient beings from suffering. The bliss that you perceive as you look at the face of this Buddha sculpture makes you feel in heaven; the superfine carvings of his sharp nose, the satisfactory smiling curve of the lips and the half-open eyes reflect that real essence of calmness and peace. The sacred mark on his palms is a result of him being enlightened from within. In this posture of padmasana and vitarka mudra, Lord Buddha teaches his disciples of the four noble truths of dukkha (the truth of suffering), samudaya (cause of suffering), nirhodha (end of suffering) and magga (the path that frees us from suffering).
The pedestal on which he sits is beautifully carved with triple-layered lotus petals popping out from the front, and the back image depicts the three major instances of Lord Buddha’s life. Starting from the left, Buddha is teaching his disciples of the universal truths of life, then in the centre image, he is meditating under the Bodhi tree and the last image shows his state of parinirvana. Zoom in to the image to appreciate the flawless carvings of these stages of Buddha’s life, chiselling even the minutest details with utmost precision.
The eye-catchy aspect is held with the robe, having been flourished with clear and fancied formations of clouds and If you look carefully, the entire robe is marvellously sculpted with various life-changing instances from Buddha’s life including the four legendary sights of an old man, a sick person, a dead body and an ascetic. The horse carved towards the right is Kanthaka, on which he left his palace to start an ascetic life. The beautiful woman dancing at the bottom beside the meditating Buddha, is the celestial demon Mara, busy tempting Gautama by trying to seduce him. Available in two exotic colours, this Buddha sculpture is a perfect artefact to depict Buddha’s life in a subtle and creative style.
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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