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Calling The Earth to Witness / Earth Touching Buddha in Bronze with Antique Look
The "earth witness" Buddha is one of the most common pose. It depicts the Buddha sitting in meditation with his left hand palm upright, in his lap, and his right hand touching the earth, with the palm facing inward toward the Buddha. This posture is known as Calling The Earth to Witness. This represents the moment of the Buddha's enlightenment.
As referred in history, when The Buddha finally was at the verge of enlightenment, Mara, the Demon of Illusion, tried to dissuade him. The Buddha meditated all night to overcome the fears and temptations sent by Mara. He then called the Earth Goddess by touching her with right hand. he called the Earth to witness the final steps of enlightenment in order to share with the rest of the world. Witnessing that, the Earth Goddess wrung her hair, releasing flood waters that swept away the Demon Mara and all the temptresses he had released. This pose is also called as Earth Touching Buddha.
This antique look Hand carved Earth Touching Buddha statue is made from good quality of Bronze. The statue has nice carvings on the shawl. Serene and calming, this beautiful small size Buddha statue is symbol of peace and harmony. They go very well with contemporary or modern interior decor when placed in niche area or in any corner on stand.