In Sanskrit Buddha statues are accounted as ‘Buddharupa’ which signifies ‘Image of the Enlightened One’. To communicate the peace of mind and discipline wherein one person is in a state of conflicting emotions and negative mind-set forms the main function of the Buddha statues. The simplicity of the messages is the main reason for the attraction of the illiterate masses as it becomes easy for them to comprehend their significance.
The statues of Buddha are universally available either in the seated meditative posture or in a gesture of blessing. The Buddha statues can be categorized into several types, namely the figurines worshipped by the Buddhist sect and the laughing Buddha statues. Other well known popular positions of Buddha are ‘Lotus-posture Buddha Statues’, ‘Abhayamudra Buddha Statues’, ‘Vajrasattava Buddha Statues’, ‘Avalokiteshwara Buddha Statues’. The ‘Lotus-positioned Buddha Statues’ symbolizes complete balance of mind and body while the ‘Abhayamudra Buddha Statues’ epitomizes the gesticulation of ejecting fear. The ‘Laughing Buddha Statues’ are the most popular and is actually a Chinese monk Ho Tai who is believed universally to be the re-incarnation of Lord Buddha.
Buddha statues are also available in a wide range of metals including gold, silver, bronze, copper and many more. The Buddha statues are delicately carved to perfection in order to spread the message of enlightenment, contentment, fulfillment all over the globe.
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