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Introduction to Buddha Statues

The history of Buddha and Buddhism is not unknown to anybody around the world. Since the birth of Buddha to the death of Buddha and attaining Nirvana, everybody must have read about it in the history books or elsewhere. Coming to a topic, Gautama Buddha never preached his followers about himself being a God or idolizing him. It was people or the followers of Buddha, after hundreds of years of his death, who preferred to idolize and worship him.

There is not any registered date of the first Buddha statue built but according to some researches we are known that Gandhara Buddha statue, located in the northern Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan, is one of the ancient Buddha statue.

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Value of a Buddha Statue

In 21st Century, Buddhism falls among one of the popular religion. What makes Buddhism so special and popular among the people of Asia and West?

All of the people around the world doesn’t consider it to be a Religion, but there are plenty of people who practice Buddhism because it is a way of life, a philosophy. Though the debate of Buddhism being a religion or philosophy is never going to end, we are not here to discuss what is it – Philosophy or Religion?

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In today’s world, Buddhism is practiced mostly because it is considered to be an act of Meditation. People buy Buddha statues to practice meditation because it is considered as to be a source of inspiration. People claim that a Buddha statue can be helpful to mind purification, calmness in the surrounding and also may be helpful to overcome the negativity in oneself.

But there are a lot of people who buy Buddha statues for decoration purpose. To a person who prefers Buddhism as a religion, it may be annoying to see people buying Buddha statues just to use it as a decorative item.

Meanings of different types of Buddha Statues

We can see many different styles of Buddha statues in Buddha store. Some of the statues are seated, some are standing and a few are in reclining position. Each of the posture or gesture of a statue has its own meaning. Different types of Buddha statue we often see can be listed as:

  1. Sitting Buddha
  2. Standing Buddha
  3. Walking Buddha
  4. Reclining Buddha
  5. Laughing Buddha

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Along with these styles of Buddha, we have often seen Buddha statues with different hand gestures such as:

  1. Abhaya Mudra
  2. Bhumisparsha Mudra
  3. Dharmachakra Mudra
  4. Dhayana Mudra
  5. Varada Mudra
  6. Vitarka Mudra
  7. Namaskara Mudra

Each of the styles and gestures of a Buddha statue has significant meaning with Buddha’s life; from his birth to death and in between. There might be around 100 of other gestures or mudras which may also have significant meaning as per his life events.

There are so many famous Buddha statues in this world. When we look at those statues, we see Buddha in different or similar gestures. Let us see some of the famous statues from all over the world.

Famous Buddha Statues around the world

Some of the famous Buddha statues in this world are listed below:

  1. Leshan Giant Buddha
  2. Tian Tian Buddha
  3. Spring Temple Buddha
  4. Buddhas of Bamiyan
  5. Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
  6. Buddha Dordenma Statue
  7. Avukana Buddha Statue
  8. Buddha Park
  9. Maitreya Project
  10. Maligawila Buddha Statue
  11. Buduruvagala
  12. Gifu Great Buddha
  13. Sala Keoku
  14. Kamagaya Great Buddha
  15. Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue
  16. Monywa Buddhas
  17. Ayutthaya Buddha Head
  18. Gal Viharaya
  19. Ushiku Daibutsu
  20. Temple of the Reclining Buddha
  21. Great Buddha of Kamakura
  22. Temple of the Emerald Buddha

This list of Buddha statue has been found from different sources from internet. The list may not have all famous Buddha statues, but these 22 Buddha statues are definitely fall among the famous Buddha statues around the world.

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Different types of Buddha statues in our catalog

Old Nepali Medicine Buddha

Old Nepali Medicine Buddha

250 euro
Antique wooden Shan Buddha

Antique wooden Shan Buddha

400 euro
Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

Antique wooden Mandalay Buddha

550 euro
Old Nepali Buddha statue

Old Nepali Buddha statue

300 euro
Very high quality antique Mandalay Buddha

Very high quality antique Mandalay Buddha

3750 euro
Very special bronze Arakan Buddha statue

Very special bronze Arakan Buddha statue

9500 euro
Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

1750 euro
18th century wooden Shan Buddha statue

18th century wooden Shan Buddha statue

950 euro
Antique bronze Top Quality Pyu Buddha statue

Antique bronze Top Quality Pyu Buddha statue

3000 euro
Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

Antique wooden Shan Buddha statue

1200 euro
Antique marble Burma Buddha

Antique marble Burma Buddha

1100 euro
Antique bronze Shan Buddha

Antique bronze Shan Buddha

400 euro
Very early bronze Arakan Buddha statue

Very early bronze Arakan Buddha statue

3000 euro
Very special antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

Very special antique bronze Mandalay Buddha

4000 euro
Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

250 euro
Antique wooden Buddha statue

Antique wooden Buddha statue

650 euro
Antique Burmese offering vessel

Antique Burmese offering vessel

1250 euro
Antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

Antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

500 euro
Special bronze Ava Buddha statue

Special bronze Ava Buddha statue

Old gilded Samantabhadra statue

Old gilded Samantabhadra statue

1750 euro
Old bronze Buddha statue

Old bronze Buddha statue

250 euro
Old Buddha statue from Nepal

Old Buddha statue from Nepal

1450 euro
Antique Buddha statue from Burma

Antique Buddha statue from Burma

250 euro
Very special antique Japanese Amida Buddha

Very special antique Japanese Amida Buddha

13000 euro
Antique bronze Laos Buddha statue

Antique bronze Laos Buddha statue

1250 euro
Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

250 euro
Old standing Mandalay Buddha statue

Old standing Mandalay Buddha statue

500 euro
Antique wooden Mon Buddha statue

Antique wooden Mon Buddha statue

1850 euro
Special bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

Special bronze Mandalay Buddha statue

7500 euro
Old Nepali crowned Buddha statue

Old Nepali crowned Buddha statue

1750 euro
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