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A truly unique depiction of Maitreya Buddha or Happy Buddha, carved entirely from Labradorite gemstone by artist Ram Kumar. The artist reveals the true beauty of this stone, and when exposed to sunlight this Happy Buddha shines in shades of deep blue, green and golden, producing magnificent colour flames. This game of colours is also known as Labradorescence and is unique to labradorite gem.
Interestingly, the back of the gemstone was left untouched by the artist, preserving it's rough shape, as created by mother nature. The power of labradorite gemstone and the auspicious representation of a Happy Buddha embedded in this statue, radiate divine energy and power all around. This piece will illuminate any space with light and beauty, bringing prosperity and good fortune to homes.
About Labradorite Gemstone
Beyond the beautiful form and features of this Buddha statue, is a mystic nature of labradorite gemstone. Labradorite is a celebrated stone for it's powerful healing and protective abilities, as it strengthens one’s aura and guards from negative energy. It is also known to be the gemstone of spiritual guidance for it's ability to heighten intuition as well as psychic abilities (our sixth sense).
About Laughing Buddha - Maitreya Buddha
Laughing Buddha sculptures are known to bring happiness and good fortune when placed at homes. For those that own a business, having the buddha sculpture on the reception desk will bring prosperity and growth to the business. Accordingly to feng shui practise, placing the Happy Buddha opposite the front door is also lucky. This location allows buddha to interact with the energy entering your home.
It is often misconstrued in Western culture that this is a depiction of Gautam Buddha himself when it is really a depiction of the Maitreya Buddha. He was known for always being happy and laughing, which lead to his popularity across Asia.
The Laughing Buddha is especially popular in Buddhist countries, with his image spreading across China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, ad Thailand . Traveling across the countries you will often notice large Happy Buddha sculptures placed right at the temple entrances. Accordingly to their legends and tales - rubbing Buddha’s large belly will bring luck, happiness and wealth.
Ram Kumar is the artist behind some of our most incredible masterpieces here at Mystik River. Ram Kumar’s sculptures are inspired by Indian and Tibetan Gods and Goddesses. Following on from his father Mr. Hanuman and grandfather, both accomplished artists in their time, Ram has continued the family tradition.
Working predominantly with semi-precious stones and high grade crystals , his work focuses on Tibetan Buddha figures and Indian gods as Ganesh, Shiva, Buddha, Laxmi and Tibetan Tara. His sculptures radiate grace and elegance as he mixes his art with some very high grade semi-precious gemstones such as Labradorite, Tiger’s eye, Rose quartz and Clear Quartz Crystal. His ability to refine the natural beauty of crystals and gems in his sculptures is unlike anything you will experience.
PS: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.
Medium - Labradorite
Origin - Rajasthan, India
Dimensions - 13cm (Height) x9cm (Length) x6.5cm (Width)
Net Weight - 1 (kg)
Shipping Weight - 6 (kg)
Product DetailsBrand: Mystik RiverProduct Code:Availability: trueWeight: 1.0kg