Buddha Statue (Medicine Buddha) For Yoga Studio, Home Decor, Pooja, Prayer Altar

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About the Statue:
Material: Brass
Color: Brown and Golden Hues
Dimensions: 7 cm
Technique: Mold based, Hand Chiseled

Buddha statue in sitting lotus pose - Medicine Buddha Posture

The Medicine Buddha is depicted with the right hand held facing downward with fingers extended toward the ground, palm facing outward toward the viewer, a bowl of herbs rests in the left hand upon the lap.
It is believed by the Tibetans that the Buddha was responsible for delivering the knowledge of medicine to the people of the world, and in fact the right hand facing outward signifies "granting a boon" (meaning, giving a blessing) to mankind. This is a common hand gesture amongst both Buddhist and Hindu statues.

The Medicine Buddha is venerated by those seeking health, and is more commonly found in the Buddhist temples and communities of Nepal and Tibet.

Note: This is a pretty old statue and has lots of imperfections on its surface, scratch marks and all that according to us add more charm and character to the statue.

How to clean brass?
Combine the juice of half a lemon with a teaspoon of baking soda and stir until it becomes a paste. Apply the paste with a soft cloth. If the tarnish is heavy, let the piece sit with the paste on it for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry.