Five Dhyaani Buddha Gold Plated Statue, Panchha Buddha Statue
This is a partly gold Plated Copper Statue of five dhyaani Buddhas. The artist who made this statue is a forth generation statue maker and is a master craftsman. The craftsmanship on this statue is top notch and one can see the finest details of work on it. The face of the Buddha is glowing.
The Five Dhyani Buddhas are icons of Mahayana Buddhism. The five Buddhas are Aksobhya, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, Ratnasaṃbhava, and Vairocana. Each represents a different aspect of enlightened consciousness to aid in spiritual transformation.
1. Aksobhya Buddha
Akshobhya was a monk who vowed never to feel anger or disgust toward another being. He was immovable in keeping this vow. After striving for a long period, he became a Buddha. In his left hand, Akshobhya holds a vajra, the symbol of shunyata -- an absolute reality that is all things and beings, unmanifested. Akshobhya is also associated with the fifth skandha, consciousness.
2. Amitabha Budhha
Amitabha Buddha, who is also called Amita or Amida Buddha, is probably the best known of the Dhyani Buddhas. In particular, devotion to Amitabha is at the center of Pure Land Buddhism, one of the largest schools of Mahayana Buddhism in Asia. Amitabha's hands are most often in a meditation mudra: fingers barely touching and gently folded over the lap with palms facing upward.
3. Amoghasiddhi Buddha
Amoghasiddhi Buddha appears to represent the accomplishment of all action. His name means 'Infalliable Success" and his consort is the well-known Green Tara, in the 'Noble Deliverer.' He holds a crossed vajra, also called a double dorje or the thunderbolt. This represents accomplishment and fulfillment in all directions.
4. Ratnasaṃbhava Buddha
Ratnasambhava Buddha represents richness. His name translates to "Origin of Jewel" or the "Jewel-Born One." He holds his hands in the wish-fulfilling mudra: his right hand facing down and the palm outward and his left in the mudra of meditation. This symbolizes generosity.
5. Vairocana Buddha
Vairocana Buddha is sometimes called the primordial Buddha or Supreme Buddha. He is thought to be the embodiment of all the Dhyani Buddhas; also everything and everywhere, omnipresent and omniscient. His hand gesture is known as the Dharmachakra mudra and is often reserved for the iconography of either Vairocana or the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni. The mudra represents the turning of the wheel and places the hands so that the thumbs and index fingers touch at the tips to form a wheel.
Size of each Statue : 3.5" H x 2.5" W x 1.6" D
Total Weight : 872 grams approx
Some precautions you should keep in mind when cleaning gold statues.
- In the case of gold painted on face, do not touch or not to clean with cold water. Gently wipe the dust with soft cotton.
- Do not use scrubbing cloths that are highly abrasive. Similarly, avoid using steel wool or metal bristled brushes as they will leave scratches on the surface of the Statue.
- Try avoiding touching gold statues too much. Oil from your hands can hasten the tarnishing process and reduce the life of your gold objects.