For centuries, the Life of the Gautama Buddha has been inspiration to many people. He is the symbol of Enlightenment. Placing the Buddha Statue in our houses and workplaces is an auspicious way to attract spiritual serenity and happiness.
There are several physical representations and characteristics of Gautama Buddha’s body.
Every other culture who are followers of Buddhism, represent variant artistic appearances and transformations of Buddha.
There are many different postures, gestures and artefacts representing Buddha statue.
The Reclining Buddha or the “Nirvana” Buddha is a statue that represents Buddha lying down and is a major iconographic and Statuary pattern of Buddhism. It represents Historical Buddha, entering the “PariNirvana” during his last illness. He is depicted lying on the right flank, his head resting on a cushion or relying on his right elbow, supporting his head with his head.
Laughing Buddha is the symbol of abundance and Happiness. It also brings in Good luck to your life. Laughing Buddha is based on the story of a Buddhist monk who lived in 10th century China; he was too eccentric to be a monk. He is an open heart and lovely being. He is also reincarnation of Gautama Buddha.
Meditation or Serenity Buddha is a Buddha depicted with a “Dhyan” or “Samadhi” mudra. This mudra promotes the energy of meditation, deep contemplation and unity of thoughts. This Buddha depicts focused concentration; the eyes of the Buddha are halfway closed or closed nearly all the way. Also called as “Amithabha Buddha “meaning “Boundless light”.
Kwan Yin Buddha
Kwan Yin or Gyan Yin in Chinese is the goddess of Compassion and Mercy. She is considered as “Female Buddha “and often referred to as to most “loving” Buddhist divinity. She also represents unconditional love and fertility. She protects her children and fiercely loving.