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.
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||12 x 8 x 5 inches [Customizable]|
|Medium||Metal (Brass) and Stone|
|Suggested Placement||Main entrance or living room or study room|
The journey of the lord from being the crown prince siddhrtha gautam to gautam buddha the enlightend one, was about a path to self discovery. This brass-stone sculpture beautifully captures the Lord in a relaxed posture reflecting on the consciousness of the soul.
The journey of the lord from being the crown prince siddhrtha gautam to gautam buddha the enlightened one, was about a path to self discovery. This brass-stone sculpture beautifully captures the Lord in a relaxed posture reflecting on the consciousness of the soul.
The abhaya mudra symbolizes protection, peace and dispelling of fear (Abhaya in Sanskrit). As per Buddhist texts, the lord had made this gesture upon attaining enlightenment. This was also the gesture made by the god while being attacked by an angry elephant and managing to calm it down. The gesture is made with the right hand raised to shoulder height, arm bent, and palm facing outward. The gesture demonstrates that the hand is empty of weapons and thus indicates friendship and peace. When the right hand is in the abhaya mudra, the left hand usually hangs loosely at the side of the body or makes the varada mudra, or gift-giving gesture.