Buddharupa is a Sanskrit (and Pali) word that literally translates to "Form of the Awakened One" and is used in Buddhism when referencing statues or models of beings who have obtained buddhahood. Just as depictions of Buddha vary widely across cultures, we have have chosen two distinct statues to present to you. Perfect for a meditative space or as symbol of your intentions in life proudly displayed in your place of choosing.
Calling the Earth to Witness Buddha / Thailand Buddha Style
This pose represents the Buddha's moment of enlightenment. In the six days leading up to Buddha's enlightenment, he faced the Demon of Illusion who made reaching enlightenment very difficult. Buddha called the Earth Goddess to witness that he had achieved enlightenment so that it could be shared with the rest of the world. The Earth Goddess wrung her hair, releasing flood waters that swept away the Demon.
Protection Buddha / Tathagata Style
Protection Buddha sits with his right hand raised and facing outwards. This hand pose symbolizes a shield. This pose can also represent a second meaning of overcoming fear. Protection Buddha means courage and offers protection from fear, delusion and anger.
If placed in a garden, it should face the home to bring abundance and prosperity. Indoors, keep the statue facing into the room unless if is facing the main entrance from another angle, to block negative energy and greet visitors.