This detailed Buddha statue has been sold. However, you can custom order another. The price is $11000
. A down payment of $5000
is required to start the project. We will send pictures of the carving
process to you. After completion and you have seen pictures and are
satisfied we require full payment and the large Buddha sculpture will
be shipped to you. The Buddha will take approximately 6-8 months to
carve. Please call us (760) 994-4455 or email us
with any questions. A beautiful Buddha like
this is worth waiting for!
This fabulous replica of a Gupta period Buddha is seated with his hands in the dharma chakra mudra. Two apsaras fly over head, carved to the awesome godly halo, or aureole, that surrounds the Buddha's head with its swirling tendrils. The incredible aureole measures an 17 inches across! To the Buddhas left and right are two mythical beasts, the Yali (top) and the Narsi (bottom) carved into the sculpture in bas relief. The base of the piece has 6 devotees with hands clasp in worship of Lord Buddha. Between them is the wheel of dharma all carved in bas relief. About the Dharmachakra Mudra; Teaching Preaching, Turning the Wheel of Dharma
Dharmachakra in Sanskrit means the 'Wheel of Dharma'. This mudra symbolizes one of the most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park at Sarnath. It thus denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of the teaching of the Dharma.
In this mudra the thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom. The three remaining fingers of the two hands remain extended. The three extended fingers of the right hand represent the three vehicles of the Buddha's teachings, namely:
1. The middle finger represents the 'hearers' of the teachings. 2. The ring finger represents the 'solitary realizers' 3. The Little finger represents the Mahayana or 'Great Vehicle'.
The three extended fingers of the left hand symbolize the Three Jewels of Buddhism, namely, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Significantly, in this mudra, the hands are held in front of the heart, symbolizing that these teachings are straight from the Buddha's heart. The gesture of discussion and debate indicates communication and an explanation of the Dharma. The tips of the thumb and index finger touch, forming a circle. All other fingers are extended upwards. Sometimes the middle finger and thumb touch, which is gesture of great compassion. If the thumb and ring finger touch, they express the mudra of good fortune.
About Indian Black Granite:
Indian black granite is a wonderful stone. It is capable of a variety of finishes which can give it a variety of different color possibilities. It is possible to see 4-5 different colors on a single piece depending on the degree of polish or roughness of the stone. Indian black granite is among the best granite in the world sought after by artists globally. Unlike inferior quality granite, Indian granite is extremely dense and without impurities that plague other stones. The density of granite makes a granite sculpture perfect for any garden because it can be left outside in extreme heat and extreme cold for years without care.