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SOLD Standing Buddha in Vitarka Mudra 42"
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    SOLD Standing Buddha in Vitarka Mudra 42" Item # 53g18

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    This statue is sold. We may have another statue that is similar or we may be able to commission another for you. Please contact us at kyle@lotussculpture.com or 760-994-4455 if you are interested in learning more.



    • Materials: Indian Black Granite hand carved in Tamil Nadu
    • Total Height Including Base: 42 inches
    • Base Width & Depth: 10 x 8 inches
    • Weight: 145 pounds
    • The Buddha is standing with hsi fron thand held up in the vitarka mudra, a gesture of teaching
    • The artist, Baskaran, has carved many Buddha statues. He is the best for carving Buddhas. His faces are serene and elegant!
    • The Buddha is perfect for any climate, hot or cold, both indoors and outdoors

    Description

    The focus of any Buddha sculpture is the serene expression on the face of the Buddha.  Just by looking at the Buddha's face you catch a glimpse of what lies at the heart of Buddhist teachings.  His right hand is raised in the vitarka mudra which is a mudra of discussion or debate.  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.

    The Buddha is wearing long gossamer robes outline his entire body and ripple like waves as they trace their way down his contours.  The long lean body of the Buddha would be perfect for placing him in a wall niche.  The Buddha is carved from strong black granite giving it the versatility to be placed outdoors.
     
    About 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.

    About Buddha

    Care

    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. 

    "You can use soap, warm water and a cotton cloth to periodically
    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 info@lotussculpture.com or call us at 1(760) 994-4455.


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    Shipping

    USA Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.

    International Shipping

    This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us info@lotussculpture.com for a shipping quote.