Fully Gold Plated Medicine Buddha Statue
This is a fully gold plated copper statue of Meditating Medicine Buddha sitting on a Double Lotus.
The artist who made this statue is now a forth generation statue maker and is extremely talented which can be seen in the fine, intricate and smooth details of the statue.
The Medicine Buddha is seated on a double lotus as platform, holds a vase in his left hand and meditating calmly. The fine details of the statue brings added beauty to the statue.
Medicine Buddha is also called Bhaisajya Tathagatta or healing Buddha. He is able to cure sickness of birth and death. His body is bright like Lapislazuli. He resides in the eastern world of purified lapislazuli. He is assisted by two Bodhisattvas called Suryaprabha and Candrapraha, to transform and teach living beings in that land.According to the Bhajsayaguru buddha Sutra, he made 12 great vows before his attainment of Buddhahood. They are: to eliminate sickness from all living beings and make them feel easy and happy in order to attain Buddhahood and to liberate beings from disasters and calamities. In Tibetan medical tradition Bhaisajya Buddha is said to be the source of all medical treaties. This Buddha is invoked for eliminating disasters and sickness.
Medicine Buddha Mantra is
Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha Bekandze
Radza Samudgate Soha
The Mantra means:
Do away with illness. Do away with illness.
Do away with the great illness of
the ignorance of our True Nature.
Size : 14.5" H x 12" W x 9.5" D
Weight : 5810 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.