The face of the lord in this sculpture radiates peace and fulfillment. The features are so well defined; these accentuate a feel of reality. The Lord is seen engrossed in the Jnana mudra. Jnana Mudra or Gyan Mudra is one of the most common yogic mudra used in meditation. In Sanskrit, the word "Jnana" means knowledge or wisdom and "mudra" means sign or gesture. It literally means the psychic gesture of knowledge or wisdom. In Jnana mudra, the thumb represents the Supreme Reality called Brahman. The forefinger represents the individual soul or the Jiva or our inner reality. The two fingers touching each other signify the oneness of Brahman and Jiva. In other words the Individual self is not different from the Supreme reality Brahman. The three other fingers represent the three Gunas of Nature. The middle finger represents Sattva Guna (Light, Purity, Clarity of mind, understanding, etc.). The ring finger represents Rajas (action, passion, movement, etc.). The little finger represents Tamas (inertia, dullness, inaction, confusion, etc.). These three Gunas have to be transcended to reach the ultimate reality. That is the philosophical symbolism behind this gesture.
Note: In all its detail this can be custom made and hand crafted exclusively in a size of your choice to suit your exclusive needs.
|Dimension||8 x 6 x 4.5 inches [Customizable]|
|Medium||Metal (Brass) and Stone|
|Suggested Placement||Living room or prayer (Puja) room|
This mudra, formed with all five fingers of the right hand extended to touch the ground, symbolizes the Buddha's enlightenment under the bodhi tree, when he summoned the earth goddess, Sthavara, to bear witness to his attainment of enlightenment. The right hand, placed upon the right knee in earth-pressing mudra, and complemented by the left hand-which is held flat in the lap in the dhyana mudra of meditation, symbolizes the union of method and wisdom, samasara and nirvana, and also the realizations of the conventional and ultimate truths. It is in this posture that Shakyamuni overcame the obstructions of Mara while meditating on Truth.
The Buddha is the 'Enlightened One'. Traditional depictions of the Buddha represent him in a reflective, meditative pose with an expression of peace and serenity writ on his face.
Created by the skilled craftsmen of the Indian state of Odisha, this exquisite sandstone carving highlights the inner peace and serenity felt by the Buddha while deep in meditation. The adroit carving and intricate attention to detail captures every emotion, the faint smile and the absolute relaxation. This exquisite sculpture symbolizes enlightenment, wisdom and inner peace.
In all its grandeur, this beautiful sandstone sculpture can be custom made as per your individual requirements and makes a perfect addition to your welcoming, living room decor.
Suggested Placement: The main entrance or the corner of your living room or in your courtyard
Note: In all its grandeur, this can be custom made. That is, hand crafted exclusively for you, either in stone or wood and in a size of your choice to suit your needs.
Artist : Rabi Sahoo
Each Mudras or peculiar hand gestures that can be seen in statues of Buddha have their own meaning, providing insights into an enlightened life. Dharmachakra mudra is one such unique hand gesture as sculpted in this wood sculpture. Translated from Buddhism as the wheel of Dharma, the distinctive gesture is also known as gesture of Teaching of the Wheel of Dharma. It depicts a significant moment in Buddha's life; he performed the mudra during his first sermon in Sarnath, a city north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Gomati rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. Looking at the sculpture can unconsciously elevate inner awareness and usher calmness and peace.
Note: In all its grandeur this can be custom made i.e. hand crafted exclusively for you in a size of your choice to suit your needs.