Thai Brass Monday Buddha Statue 24"
Item #: 68t43
Total Height Including Base: 24 inches
Base Width & Depth: 5 x 5 inches
Weight: 21 pounds
- Beatuiful antique verde-gris patina
- The Buddha is wearing full winter robes that flow over his whole body
- This Buddha is known as the Monday Buddha or the "Preventing Calamaties" Buddha
The Buddha is called the Monday Buddha known as Parng Harnyart. This is a standing Buddha pose, with both the right and left hand raised in front of the chest palm facing outwards. This posture represents "Preventing Calamities", which is also known as "Pacifying the Relatives." When the returned from his meditations after becoming enlightened he found that his relatives were quarreling about the right to use water from a river for their rice fields. The Buddha encouraged them to compromise and said that human life is much more valuable than water and it was not worth killing men for water. Thus, his relatives stopped fighting.
Traditionally it is believed that Buddha spent 7 days following his enlightenment thinking of the suffering of all living creatures and how unimportant his life was prior to reaching enlightenment. The 7 Buddha images representing the 7 days of the week were born from this idea. In temples throughout Thailand the Buddhas of the 7 days are arranged on counters where devotees pay respect by making coin offerings to lord Buddha at each statue.
Brass statues from Thailand 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. If you are really interested in making the statue shine you can use some natural oil, like coconut oil or olive oil, and a cotton rag to wipe down the metal portions of the piece. You can use a toothbrush as well to get into the small crevices of the statue like the hands and hair.
Thai brass's durability makes it perfect for cold winters and hot summers of any climate. The metal can stand up to the harshest conditions of heat and bitter cold. We suggest you bathe the sculpture every couple of months so that dirt does not collect on the sculpture and then use a cotton cloth with some natural oil to give the statue a shine.
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