upon a time, someone asked the Buddha why his followers had a mystical glow all
around them. To this, the Buddha replied- “They do not repent the past, they do
not brood over the future. They live in the present, and that is why they are
radiant.” Glistening with this knowledge that he imparted to innumerable
followers, this large marble preaching Buddha statue is an inspired proof of
the divine brilliance that comes with mindfulness aimed at the Ultimate Wisdom.
is sitting in the Padmasana- the lotus posture which is used in Indian
traditions by those who practice meditation. Serving as his throne is the
Vishwapadmasana- a lotus platform with two rows of petals that are sculpted
realistically and embellished with a gold slip. The physical features of the
Buddha which have been conserved in the Indian art tradition are included in
this marble Buddha statue with immense attention to detail. Coils of his hair
highlighted with golden color turn to the left on his cranial protuberance
(Ushnisha) and to the right on the rest of his, fabricating a lovely visual
fascination. Beautifying his plump face are arched eyebrows, around a bump
between them marking the Urna (curl of hair in place of the third eye), lotus
eyes, elongated earlobes, fine nose, softly smiling lips, and three lines on
the neck underlining flesh folds. The Buddha’s right-hand reaches his chest and
is in the gesture of intellectual discussion or imparting knowledge known as
the “Vitarka Mudra” and his left hand is in his lap, in the Dhyana Mudra
(gesture of meditation). The fleshiness discernible in the palms, fingers, and
soles as well as the countenance of the Enlightened One speaks for the skills
of the sculptor of this marble Buddha statue, who was able to bring a human
quality to inanimate material.
Buddhist robe enwraps the preaching Buddha in its delicate cream-colored
embrace that goes surprisingly well with the golden form of the Enlightened
One. The loosening and stiffening of the fabric around the body of the Buddha
are perceptible in the delineation of its folds in the front and smoothness on
the back. The robe is embellished with the motif of the lotus, one of the
Ashtamangala (eight auspicious signs) in Buddhism that represents purity and
wisdom and here showcases the maker’s ability to include rich religious
symbolism in art with beautiful ease.
Endowed with artistic skills and powers of the teachings of Tathagata,
this preaching Buddha marble statue carries with it the bliss of being in presence
of the Great master himself.
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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