An ode to
the greatness of the Enlightened One, a preaching Buddha statue in Buddhist
tradition exalts the selfless benevolence of the Buddha, who chose to share the
fruits of his austerities with the rest of the world so that the endless cycle
of birth and death could be ended and the human being could achieve greatness.
One of the most serene iconographies of the Buddha, preaching Buddha statues
holds the power to calm your mind and purify your space. In this impeccable
marble Buddha preaching Dhamma (Dharma), Exotic India Art brings you the chance
to welcome the wisdom of Buddhism into your home.
preaching Buddha statue is a marvelous artwork by the sculptor who picked two
equally rich and complementing shades- golden and teal as the base colors for
the statue, resulting in an awe-inspiringly vibrant combination. On a golden
lotus, pedestal sits the preaching Buddha, his body gleaming with a wondrous
splendor actualized by the antique golden yellow slip that covers his form in
its entirety. His characteristic coiled
hair, cranial protuberance (Ushnisha), large eyes, elongated earlobes, three
lines on the neck, and a robust torso are all included in the iconography of
this preaching Buddha marble statue with a skilled finishing. Buddha’s hand placed
close to his chest is in the “Vitarka Mudra”- the gesture of disseminating
knowledge, in which the index finger and the thumb touch to form a circle. This
mudra signifies a cyclical and ceaseless flow of the great wisdom which
emanates from the glorious persona of the Buddha. On the other hand the
preaching Buddha is placed in his lap in the gesture of meditation, which is
the primeval source of the pearls of wisdom that the Buddha distributes among
Buddhist robe is transformed into an ornate piece of clothing in this marble
Buddha statue, with its opulent teal color and the floral vegetation that
blossom all over it. Using golden wires and stones, appealing vibrant flowers
with four petals and flower buds are etched on the robe, giving it a regal
appearance befitting the Buddha who is also seen as a divine Chakravartin
(universal sovereign) by Buddhists all over the world. The brocaded Sangathi (endpiece)
of the robe falls over the Buddha’s left shoulder, revealing his brawny right
shoulder tastefully while its delicate folds are defined in a manner that makes
us forget about the solid medium in which they are carved.
How to clean and maintain marble statues?
Marble has been a preferred material for sculptors and artists for more than a thousand years. It is a rock that undergoes metamorphism which causes recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. Marble comes in various colors, designs, and dimensions. Pure white marble is the most preferred type of marble for making sculptures and statues since time immemorial. White marble is especially used for sculpting stone monumental sculptures since ancient times. The natural shine and luster of the carbonate crystals of white marble give a lavish and beautiful appearance to the statue.
Marble stone statues are highly durable and can even withstand harsh weather conditions without getting corroded, therefore, they can be kept indoors or outdoors without getting damaged or weathered. Although these statues can last for many decades, their regular care and cleaning are essential to increase their longevity and beautiful appearance.
Marble statues need periodical cleaning to maintain their flawless look. However, harsh and deep cleaning can result in making the statue look dull. If your marble statue is withering away, it is recommended to take the help of a professional cleaner. Marble is a delicate material and therefore needs proper care.
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