(SOLD) Golden Earth Touching Gesture Buddha Statue 8"
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    (SOLD) Golden Earth Touching Gesture Buddha Statue 8" Item #5vs38

    Materials: Monkey Pod Wood, Samanea Saman

    Origin: Hand Carved in Cambodia

    Height: 8 inches, 20.32 cm

    Width: 6.5 inches, 16.51 cm

    Depth: 3 inches, 7.62 cm

    Weight: 1 pounds

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    Description

    This golden Buddha statue is depicted in the earth touching gesture also know as “calling the earth to witness”. This mudra represents the moment when the Buddha, seated in the meditation under the Bodhi Tree on the eve of enlightenment, is challenged by Mara (the Evil One) to prove that he had given alms. At that point the Buddha touched the ground with his right hand, asking the earth to bear witness to his good deeds in previous existences. In response the earth quaked, causing Mara and his hosts to flee. This mudra may also be referred to as maravijaya meaning “victory over Mara.”

    This wood sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand carved by the very talented artists of Cambodia. Every piece is truly unique!

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