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|
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.