SOLD Bronze Jain Statue of Rishabhanatha 12"
Item #: 8b26
Total Height Including Base: 12 inches
Base Width & Depth: 10 x 4 inches
Weight: 8 pounds
- The Jain Tirthankara Rishabhanatha stands with his two attendants Yaksha and Yakshi
- The bronze has a silver color
- Bangadeshi bronze statues are extremely rare. Lotus Sculpture is the only company who carries them. Soon, we fear there will be no more Hindu bronze artists in Musim Bangadesh so this is an opportunity to have a piece of history
The Yaksha attendant to the right of the Jina sits on a full blown lotus attached to the pedestal. He holds an old type of purse or money bag called a nakulika or noli from the shaped of a mongoose from whose hide it was made. It was believed that money stored in such a purse is inexhaustible. On the corresponding left end is the Yakshi, the female attendant, Ambika, sitting with her son on her lap and carrying a mango bunch in her right hand.
About Jainism and Rishabhanatha: Jainism has been continuously practiced since at least the eight century BC. and has a current following of over six million people. Together with Buddhism and Hinduism, it is one of the three major world religions to have emerged in India. Jains believe that an immortal and indestructible soul (jiva) resides within every living being. The goal of a Jain is to achieve a state of liberation via a chain of rebirths. They believe in a group of 24 Jinas, also known as Tirthankaras or conquerors.
The first Jain Tirthankara Rishabhanatha is distinguished by the bull placed in front of his cushion. He is considered to be the son of Nabhiraja and Marudevi from Ayodhya. Before Rishabhanatha was born, a bull (Rishabha) appeared in the first of the fourteen dreams of Marudevi, giving the Jain saint his current name.
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