The sole founder of Buddhism, Buddha was worshipped as an extraordinary man and not a god by the followers. He attained the path to enlightenment by utilizing morality, meditation and wisdom. He sits here in lotus posture on a beautifully carved double lotus pedestal; all hued in a bright glowing yellow-gold accentuating his cosmic aura and purity. The meaning of Buddha statues is differentiated by the posture of his hands; every hand mudra holds a significant meaning and lesson of life. The one shown here sits in Dharmachakra mudra, identified as an interesting and unique hand gesture which means the Wheel of Dharma in Buddhism.
Dharmachakra mudra is a gesture of teaching of the Wheel of Dharma and depicts one of the most important moment in Buddha’s life as he performed this mudra in his first sermon in Sarnath after he attained enlightenment. In this mudra, thumb and index finger of both the hands touch at their tips to form a circle representing the Wheel of Dharma or the union of method and wisdom; the three remaining fingers of the two hands remain extended in their symbolic significance.
This unique marble statue is sculpted with absolute precision highlighting the sharp curves forming an amazing structure; the aureole is chiseled in a beautiful lotus flower pattern spreading an aura of purity. Buddha is garbed in a royal robe decorated with red colored flower motifs and stylized floral patches all over in a golden shade. His delicate smile represents the satisfaction of his teachings being executed correctly. The perfectly carved long earlobes, lines on his neck and the coiled hairs are a form of his iconography. This statue is a rare masterpiece to be placed as a decor in your home or at reception entrance.
How to clean and maintain marble statues?
Marble has been a preferred material for sculptors and artists for more than a thousand years. It is a rock that undergoes metamorphism which causes recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. Marble comes in various colors, designs, and dimensions. Pure white marble is the most preferred type of marble for making sculptures and statues since time immemorial. White marble is especially used for sculpting stone monumental sculptures since ancient times. The natural shine and luster of the carbonate crystals of white marble give a lavish and beautiful appearance to the statue.
Marble stone statues are highly durable and can even withstand harsh weather conditions without getting corroded, therefore, they can be kept indoors or outdoors without getting damaged or weathered. Although these statues can last for many decades, their regular care and cleaning are essential to increase their longevity and beautiful appearance.
Marble statues need periodical cleaning to maintain their flawless look. However, harsh and deep cleaning can result in making the statue look dull. If your marble statue is withering away, it is recommended to take the help of a professional cleaner. Marble is a delicate material and therefore needs proper care.
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