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Buddha Statues demonstrate ‘Buddharupas’ which represent the teachings of the Buddha. The path of enlightenment to achieve Nirvana is the ultimate goal of Buddhism. Buddha statue itself is the symbol of sacred learning, which is represented in almost every portion of the statue. The Buddha statues are mostly admired for home and garden decoration. Buddha statues inspire us to develop inner happiness and satisfaction.Visit our store for beautiful Buddha statues handmade by professional artisans of Patan, Nepal.

Manjushir Buddha Statue

Singing Tibetan BowlsSinging bowls also known as Singing Tibetan bowls, healing bowls, crystal bowls, Himalayan bowls, medicine bowls are popular for their special healing and relaxing qualities, introduced by ancient Tibetan. Healing bowls also called as ring gongs and also suzu gongs throughout Japan, the uniquely shaped sacred bowls.

They are usually regarded as an instrument connected with meditation and peacefulness, an origin of valuable power by means of tone oscillations. Whenever the surface of the bowl is struck it produces a prolonged, reverberating sound wave which in turn calms the feels.Relaxing and exquisite singing bowls from Nepal, for details and more information see here- Healing bowls

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  • Tibetan Thangka-Thangka paintings are also known as Pauba paintings in Nepal. Buddhist Thangka is the Tibetan version of ancient Buddhist scroll paintings practiced since Buddha’s era in Nepal and India. Tibetan Thangkas originated in Nepal’s Kathmandu valley where Newari Vajrayana Buddhist culture is practiced. Newari paubha art is the foundation of today’s Tibetan Thangkas. Various philosophical and religious elements such as images of Bodhisattvas, images of Buddha, wheel of lifes, map of universe, life cycle of Buddha, etc are the common themes of Tibetan Thangka.

Golden White Tara Thangka

These ancient traditional thangka arts are designed to aid meditation, show direction to the seekers of enlightenment/nirvana, and serve as sacred ritual tools during religious ceremonies.We have wide collection of stunning Tibetan Thangka in our store. To see click here-> Tibetan Thangka Painting

  • 925 Silver Jewelry is regarded as one of the most popular jewelry available in the market. Silver jewelries have timeless beauty as they are fashionable as well as precious. Tibetan sterling silver jewelry has generally been exceptionally looked upon and desired almost everywhere in Asian countries for two millennium. For blog page ad Silver Jewelry copy 1Delicately as well as richly carved motifs, rare gemstones covered, bestowed with spiritual symbolism are enough factors just for their top notch and timeless style. For fashionable sterling silver jewelries and Tibetan 925 silver jewelries, click here->925 Silver Jewelry
  • Antique StatuesThe 18th and 19th century old statues designed and handmade by the ancient artisans in Nepal are now much worthy than other statues made today. The statues created then were made up of bronze as the metal was then regarded as the finest metal for best carving and designs. As the statues were handmade, the statues made by different artisan varied and were unique. Those statues are now rare and hard to find and are costly and mostly preserved in museums. Despite of high price, some antique collectors are found to buy these kinds of statues and collect them.Buy authentic and genuine antique statues those where handcarved by the ancient masters of Patan city, visit our store -> Antique statuesFor blog page ad Antique Statues copy1
  • Beads/ Beads JewelryBeads are small objects which are usually pierced for threading or stringing. They are the raw form of jewelries like bracelets, anklets, necklaces, or even earring. Beads range in different sizes, shapes and designs. They are made with different materials like silver, white metals, brass, glasses, semi-precious stones, sea shells, etc. Om Mane Beads Japa Mala

 

  • A pair of beads made from Nassarius sea snail shells, approximately 100,000 years old is thought to be earliest known example of jewelry. Beads can be woven together with specialized thread and flexible wire.Visit our store for wide variety Of  Beads  and Beads Jewelry <- here.
  • Bone ItemsBone items like pendants, necklaces, beads, key chains, etc are mostly appreciated by many people for their unique looks and designs. The bone items found and sold in Nepal are mostly made of Yak bones. The Himalayans believe that they absorb spiritual power from the yak bones, giving them an added measure of sound and spiritual meaning. Interested in Bone items and buying them? Click here-> Bone items

  • Buddhist Rituals and Art convey the way art function in traditional Buddhist altar. All the Buddhist ritual objects are used in religious rites and mostly are related to Tibetan implements. Objects such as Bell and Vajra, prayer wheels, Butter lamps, Ritual conch shells, Prayer Flags, Phurba, Incense Sticks, Offering bowls, Damaru, and many more are the repertoire of ritual items used in Buddhism. Each ritual object has its specific importance in Buddhism. To buy traditional Buddhist ritual items handmade by the Buddhist artisans in their traditional way here in Nepal, check out our  store for religious Buddhist ritual items.925 Silver Buddhist Ritual Conch Shell
  • Collectibles-Various religious, influencing, and artistic objects found in the market of Nepal like wall mask, tea pots, incense holders, snuff bottles, cymbals, wooden windows, wooden frames, etc are the handmade items by the local artisans of Nepal. These kinds of product are mostly liked and admired by the foreigners who visit Nepal. The items are beautiful, decorative and can be a perfect as gift to anyone. We have wide collection of different and gorgeous collectibles items handmade by our local artisans. Check to see-> CollectiblesFor blog page ad Wooden Window copy
  • Relief ThangkaRelief Thangkas also known as 3D Thangkas are made up of wood. They are uniquely carved to ultimately create 3D effect in the Thangka. The main portion of the thangka is embossed from the surface on a plain wood and then painted with different colors similar as other thangka paintings. Then finally they are framed in a wooden frame with a hook at back to be hanged on wall. Check out our stunning and beautiful Relief Thangkas collection at out store here-> Relief ThangkaShakyamuni Buddha Relief Khalachakra copy
  • White Metal ProductsWhite metals are used as an alternate for silver. White metal can be used for making jewelries or even as jewelry boxes and other useful items. They are cheaper; white metal has a very attractive appearance and is well admired by jewelry enthusiasts as well. Also, this metal is stronger and long lasting than 925 silver.For different variety of white metal products and jewelries with reasonable pricing, visit out store -> White metal products

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Where to Buy Beautiful Hand-Carved Buddha Statues?

Amitabha Buddha Statue copyBuy Buddha Statues– Different types of Buddha statues are found in the market these days. The fact should be known that every type of Buddha statue is designed to link with the stages of Buddha’s life and also teaches the lessons of Buddhist philosophy. Each design holds different meanings and teachings. There are different kinds of them are Standing Buddha, sleeping Buddha, laughing Buddha, blessing Buddha, meditating Buddha, teaching Buddha etc.

While searching and selecting Buddha statues, once should look for the carvings as hand-carved statues have more detailed artwork and are the best statues found in the market. The carvings depend upon the uniqueness of the artisan’s creativity; the details of hand-carved Buddha statues may be similar but not the same. The unique and beautiful hand-carved Buddha statues are originally and exclusively made in Nepal by the Newari artisans. Their fine artistry and skill are descended down from their ancestors for generations. Majors Shakya artisans contribute in creating the statues of Buddha.

The best place to find the Buddha statues is Patan, Nepal. Patan is the heart of handicraft industry in Nepal and also the best place where high quality beautiful Buddha statues can be found. This is the place where most of the professional and best Newar artists live.

Other than Patan, high quality Buddha statue can also be found in major places like Thamel, Basantapur Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square either for wholesale or retail sale. You can also shop online for Buddha statue made by the Newar artist and can ship to your place from Nepal.

Buddha statues made with variety of material like copper, brass, Bronze, silver, wood, resin, crystal etc. can be found. Mostly new metal Buddha statues are made up of copper, brass or silver whereas, antique Buddha statues are made up of Bronze (mixed metal alloy) or wood. Resin Buddha statues and crystal Buddha statues are also widely admired.

It is said that Buddha statue filled with prayers inside and blessed by monk brings fortune in home. It brings energy, health, material things, long life health, friendship, and good luck to the family members. It is of great benefit to fill the statue as it completes the body, speech and mind of the Buddha.

You can visit our store for beautiful high quality hand-carved Buddha statues made by Newar artists from Patan.

What are the things that you should consider before buying a Buddha statue?

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Before buying Buddha statues you should know why you are buying Buddha statue. Basically, the reason should be to achieve inner peace. Selecting different Buddha statues merely depends upon the path to achieving what you desire. Placing a Buddhas statue in home will help us remember, understand and practice Buddha’s teachings. Ultimately by breaking out of never ending cycle of life after death, the state of Nirvana can be achieved by practicing Buddhism with the help of Vipassana meditation. If you want to experience a joy of life, laughing Buddha might be the appropriate one. If you wish to tame your mind with meditation techniques, you might want to buy meditating Buddha statue. You simply love and want to appreciate the artwork they can serve as the proper ambience to your living room or showroom

While buying Buddha statues, one should look for the carvings as hand-carved statues have more detailed artwork and are the best statues found in the market. The carvings depend upon the uniqueness of the artisan’s creativity; the details of hand-carved Buddha statues may be similar but not the same. The unique and beautiful hand-carved Buddha statues are originally and exclusively made in Nepal by the Newari artisans. Their fine artistry and skill are descended down from their ancestors for generations. You have to know where the different types of Buddha statues are originally made. To ensure the genuine statue one should avoid the replica of original art.

Face is the single most important factor to look for while buying one. The finer the face painting of the buddha better the quality of the statue. If you choose to buy golden Buddha the face is primarily painted with 24 k gold by specialist artist. On top of that fine outlining of eyes, nose and tika is done. The overall face should portray compassion, looking at which should invoke respect for Buddha within us naturally.

While you check for carvings and the face, you should be clear on what kind of statue is appropriate for you. There are Golden Buddha, Oxidized Buddha, Antique Buddha, Wooden Buddha, Jade Buddha, Copper Buddha, Bronze Buddha etc.

In the context of Buddhism, empty statue in your house without mantras inside will decrease long life, peace, health and wealth. Whereas filling it with mantras blesses you with good fortunes, peace, prosperity and happiness. Filling it with mantras makes the statue the enlightened one. You should look for possibility to insert the mantras in the statues. Statues specially made in China or India are not designed for filling the mantras inside whereas statues made in Nepal are designed specifically for mantras to be inserted. You can even ask the vendor to bless the statue by a Monk in local Buddhist Monastery when buying.

Check out our Buddhism store for different Buddha statues handmade by Newari artisans with details hand carvings.

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Overview:

  1. Size of the statue is  8 Inches High X  6 Inches Wide.
  2. Statue is made primarily of  Copper. However it is made with 24k gold plated body and 24 Carat gold painted face.
    • Face is the most delicate part of the statue. It is carefully wrapped with fine cotton when shipped. Even the body is very sensitive as they are gold painted. They have to be carefully wrapped in bubble wrappers and lokta paper before shipping.
  3. The statue fits in these Categories of: Home Decor, Prayers, Spiritual Growth.
    • Whether you are meditating or chanting your prayers or you just need to decorate your living room or home this Manjushri Buddha Statue fits perfectly well.
  4. Handmade by Newar Artist in Patan Nepal.
    • All the buddha statues are handmade by Newar artists here in Nepal using ancient technology that cannot be replaced by modern techonology.

Symbolic Description:

Manjushri– “God of Divine Wisdomwhose worship confers mastery of the Dharma, retentive memory, mental perfection and eloquence. Manjushri is also one of the forms of Bodhisattvas  and he symbolizes wisdom…. For more check at Manjushri Buddha Statue

Golden Manjushri Buddha Statue

Big Buddha Statues – The Big Art

Big Statues are not only Tough and Hard to make but equally time consuming. If you have to custom make it you will have to wait between 6 months to several years to complete it. Say you need a buddha statue of 4 ft. If you are to make it from scratch you need to give at least 6 months. However if you are lucky and you find a semi finished one in stock. It can be finished with your desired look within 3 months or so.

Time factor depends on several factors:

  1. First and foremost the entire wax model of the statue has to be designed and built. Each and every design of the body and face has to be made on wax and further carved on it to produce desired style of clothes, jewels, weapons, body posture, and facial expression. This is the significant time consuming and most important part of the entire manufacturing process.
  2. Then the wax model should be casted using lost was method. Here the finished model made of was is covered with material mixed with sand and cow dong. After that molted hot liquid metal either copper, brass or bronze depending on your choice is poured into it. Here, the was is melt replacing it with metal. After cooling solid metal statue is formed.
  3. You need to deccide whether you need to gold plate it or not. Even that whether you need it with full gold or partial gold plating. Depending on that cost and time factors evolve
  4. Another factor is carving. How much detail work is needed? This is one significant factor which takes time.

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Making Of Buddha Statue By Lost Wax Method

Making a metal Buddha statue is a lengthy process which requires great skill and time. Sculpting of a large piece can take up to 6 or even more months and several artisans to work on it for accomplishment. In ancient times, the methods of making statues were kept secret among few families in Patan and Kathmandu. The skill was passed down to generation and was guarded from those outside the family circle.

The making of statue is known as “Lost Wax” method as the original wax model is drained out by heat from the mold and is LOST in that sense.

There are majorly three major steps of casting a sculpture.

  1. Sculpturing a wax mould,
  2. Sculpturing a clay mould and
  3. Metal casting.

Buddha statue Wax ModelFirstly, a core model is made using beeswax exactly how the statue will appear after being ready. For each statue, each core wax model should be made. The thickness of wax model should exactly be as the thickness desired for the metal statue. Tools made from horn of animals are used to design the wax model. The black wax model is made by softening the wax by heating. The artist gives a definite structure and makes a wax model as how it should appear in metal.

After the wax model is ready, in the second stage, it is covered with thin layer of liquefied soil mixed cow dung and then a Buddha Statue Sand Moldingthick layer inside-out the structure; the latter soil is mixed with rice peel to make it thicker. Then, it is dried in sun for several days. The nails are put through the wax to hold the outer mold away from the core, which stop it from collapsing as the metal run through. Once the wax model is dried completely it is baked in a very hot kiln which melts the wax inside. The melted wax is poured out by making a small hole with a pointed tool. Through same hole the extremely heated and liquefied metal is poured inside. The amount of the required metal can be estimated from the amount of wax used because the liquid metal will replace the beeswax in the mold block. Normally one kilogram of wax is replaced by 100 grams of metal.

The metal takes the shape of the wax inside the soil coat. It is placed in the cold water for cooling. After several days the soil coated is broken by hammer and the rough metal statue is obtained. This entire process is completed in more or less 2 months.

2 Green Tara Statue  3The rough metal statue still needs a lot of work- it needs to be smoothed, trimmed, carved and polished. Sometime there are leftover chunks of metal that need to fill off. The holes from the nails that kept the core separate from the plaster mold during casting may be filled with the same metal as was used for the image- so you can hardly see them. If the metal failed to reach any parts of the image, patches may also now be added on and smoothed over.

Once the rough metal statue is smoothed and polished, it then gets carving and detailing. After that the statue is oxidized, gold plated, painted or antiquated and given a complete finishing.

You can find beautiful Buddha statue made by lost wax method in our Buddhist store. Check out Golden Buddha statue, Antique Buddha statue, Bronze Buddha statue, etc. from our store.

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Overview:

  1. Size : 8 Inches Tall X 6 Inches Wide.
  2. Made of Copper with 24k gold plated body and 24 Carat gold painted face.
    • Face is the most important and carefully made part of the statue. It is carefully handpainted by Newari artist here in Nepal.
  3. The statue can be used for Home Decoration, Prayers, Spiritual Growth.
    • Whether you are meditating or chanting your prayers or you just need to decorate your living room or home this Aparmita Buddha Statue fits perfectly well.
  4. Handmade by Newar Artist in Patan Nepal.
    • All the buddha statues are handmade by Newar artists here in Nepal using ancient technology that cannot be replaced by modern techonology.

Symbolic Description:

Aparmita is the name given to Amitabha in his character of bestower of longevity. Aparmita may be turned either a “crowned buddha” or a Bodhisatwa and is therefore richly clad and wears the thirteen ornaments. Hid hair is painted blue and falls on either side to his elbows or may be curiously coiled. He is seated like a Buddha and his hands lie on his lap in Dhyani Mudra holding the ambrosia vase, his special emblem. The vase is richly decorated and from the cover fall four strings of bead which represent sacred pills. Size: 8 inch. For obtaining long life the Lamaist ceremony is held in a curious mixture of Buddhism and demon-worship. In the preliminary worship, the pills made from buttered dough and the ambrosia brewed from spirit of beer and offered in a skull bowl to the great image of Aparmita. The lama then places a Vajra on the ambrosia vase which the images of Amitayus holds in its lap, and applies a cord, which is attached to the Vajra, to his own heart. The wine in the ambrosia vase is then consecrated and the people partake of it as well as of the sacred pills with the firm conviction that their lives will be prolonged through their faith an Aparmita.

Golden Aparmita Buddha Statue

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Today, I will be starting a mini course on Buddha Statues.

At the end of this course you will have better knowledge on Buddha statues like what are they and what factors you should be considering while buying them. In addition to that you will have better knowledge about the artists who make them.

Also, you will be learning about different types of Buddha statues and their making process. To begin with lets start by talking about Buddha Statues.Smile

The Buddha statues mostly admired for home and garden decoration symbolically denotes peace and tranquility. Buddha statues inspire us to develop inner happiness and satisfaction. It is not necessary that the owner of the Buddha status to be devoted towards Buddhism, Buddha statues are for everyone who is spiritually inclined and wants to improve himself to be a better person. They can actually boost up your mind and spirit and lend our home and inner self the feeling of sanctuary and harmony.Acquiring Buddha statue will help you achieve internal peace. Many people acquire Buddha statues because they stand as a symbol of truth and the path to enlightenment.

Check out here for more details on factors you should be looking at before buying a buddha statue.

These statues can be used to create a feeling of calm and peace in a room or even in the entire house. Buddha statues can in fact affect your mood and even your guest’s mood. Buddha statues can be used to great effect to create the proper ambiance. One can find different types of Buddha statues in market these days according to sizes, shapes, materials, colors and finishes like Golden Buddha statues, Bronze Buddha statues, Wooden Buddha statues, Stone Buddha statues, Antique Buddha Statues and many more. Each type has their own specification and quality.

I will be providing you with details of each type of Buddha statues in next articles, at the meantime please click the link below for the examples of Buddha Statues

 

Amogh Shakya

Managing Director,

For Shakya Handicraft

Amogh Shakya, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author

 

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Buddha Quotes – Daily Updated Regularly- Come Back and Check Often for fresh and New Inspirational Quotes.

#Buddha #Quote 1 -  " Peace Comes from Within. Do Not Seek It Without"
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Peace comes from within Do not seek it without – Buddha



Source:http://www.botanicalbuddha.com/2013/11/peace-comes-from-within-inspirational.html

#Buddha #Quote 2-  " Don't dwell in the past, Don't dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment"
Buddha Quote

Don’t dwell in the past, Don’t dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment

Source:http://empoweringquotes.blogspot.com/2012/12/be-present.html?m=1

#Buddha #Quote 3-  "What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create."
What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.

What you think you become. What you feel you attract. What you imagine you create.

 

#Buddha #Quote 4
-  "The trouble is, you think you have time"
The trouble is, you think you have time

The trouble is, you think you have time

Source:http://thepreppyyogini.tumblr.com/post/35459801910/carpe-diem

#Buddha #Quote 5-  "If your compassion does not include yourself, It is incomplete"
If your compassion does not include yourself, It is incomplete - Buddha

If your compassion does not include yourself, It is incomplete

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