Custom Large Garden Buddha 101"
Item #: 41g4
Total Height Including Base: 101 inches or 257 cms
Base Height: 25 inches
Base Width & Depth: 66 x 42 inches
Weight: 12000 pounds or 5443 kgs
- This exact Indian garden Buddha statue has been sold. However, you can custom order another. The full price is $36000. A down payment of $12000 is required to start the project
- The Buddha has the ulitmate presence! He is sure to bring peace and serenity to any meditation or zen garden
- The Buddha and base were carved in two separate pieces; the Buddha is one piece and the lotus base is a separate piece.
- The artist, Baskaran, has carved many Buddha statues. He is the best for carving Buddhas. His faces are serene and elegant!
This piece is truly a stunning work of art, perfect for establishing a mood of serenity for any temple, Zen meditation garden or peaceful estate. The Buddha sits in a pose of meditation with the most perfect expression of bliss on his face. The slight chest and the curve of the collarbone are a true testament to the dignity of this piece.
The sculpture took 12 months to carve out of gray granite. Attention was given to every detail. As with most Buddha sculptures the focal point is the face. The face is radiant, serene and utterly beautiful. The nose, eyes and hair are flawless. The mouth retains a slight hint of a smile as is customary in meditating Buddhas. The proportions are perfect. The hands are shown with all the details that hands have; lifelines, multiple creases in the skin around the joints, manicured fingernails and three little creases in the wrists which make you question if it is really a piece of granite. The feet and toes are large, curvaceous and smooth. The gossamer robes seem to be an extension of the Buddha's body, settling on Siddhartha with the ease that clothes should have.
The same attention to detail is given to the back of the piece as the front. The entire piece is made from two pieces of granite, the Buddha and the inverted lotus base. The Buddha alone is 6 feet, 4 inches tall.
The inverted lotus flower base is a Nepali designed base that has the larger portion of the lotus on top with the smaller portion on the bottom. It fits the Buddha perfectly. Like the Buddha, the base is flawless. The same attention is given to the lotus petals on the back as the front.
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.
The Buddha was a son of the rulers Sakyas. He was married at the age of 16 and lived in luxury and comfort sheltered from the harsh realities of life. When he was 29 he realized that men are subject to old age, sickness and death. He became aware of the suffering inherent in existence. He resolved to give up princely life and become a wandering ascetic (samana) in search for the Truth.
With the two of samanas he attained mystical states of elevated consciousness but he failed to find the Truth. He continued his search and was joined by five ascetics in a grove near Uruvela, where he practiced sever austerities and self-mortification for six years. When he fainted away in weakness, he abandoned ascetic practices to seek his own path to Enlightenment. Discarding the teachings of his contemporaries, through meditation he achieved Enlightenment, or ultimate understanding. There after the Buddha instructed his followers in the dharma (truth) and the "Middle Way" a path between worldly life and extremes of self-denial.
The essence of the Buddha's early preaching was said to be the four Noble truths: 1) life is fundamentally disappointment and suffering. 2) suffering is a result of one's desires for pleasure, power, and continued existence; 3) to stop disappointment and suffering on must stop desiring; and 4) the way to stop desiring and thus suffering is the Noble eight fold path - right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness and right concentration. The realization of the truth of anatman (no eternal self) was taught as essential for the indescribable state of release called nirvana.
Granite statues from India do not need much maintenance. The best way to maintain the statue is to simply dust the piece periodically to keep any dirt from accumulating. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor use.
go over the statue to remove any dust or dirt buildup."
Soap and warm water is the best way to maintain the statue. You can use a small brush to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair.
Granite's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate. The stone can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold. We suggest you bathe the sculpture at least once a year so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture. This will maintain the sculpture for your grandchildren and then their grandchildren!
If you have any questions concerning your Indian granite statue please email us at [email protected] or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.
This sculpture is currently in our warehouse in India and will be shipped to our warehouse in Oceanside, CA or directly to the custom depending on the where in the US the sculpture is being delivered. Lotus Sculpture pays for the shipping and import costs to Oceanside, CA. This process takes approximately 80 days. The client then pays for shipping from Oceanside, CA or the closest port to the final destination. Shipping is calculated after the purchase. If you place your order online shipping will be $0. Shipping will then be added to the invoice after the order is placed. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote.International Shipping
This sculpture is currently in our warehouse in India and will be shipped directly to the customer. This process takes approximately 80 days. Shipping is calculated after the purchase. If you place your order online shipping will be $0. Shipping will then be added to the invoice after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us email@example.com for a shipping quote.