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Mystik River

Sitting Buddha - Sandstone (Medium, 45cm)

Sitting Buddha - Sandstone (Medium, 45cm)

Regular price $1,140.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $1,140.00 AUD
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This statue of Sitting Buddha transmits the dharma and signifies knowledge without fear. Symbolising spiritual growth, it encourages us to be open our mind to Buddha's teachings.

R. Mani's latest work, depicts historical Shakyamuni Buddha sitting in meditation, right hand the sacred Vitarka mudrā and left hand in Dhyana mudrā. Mudra or mudrās, from sanskrit, are symbolic hand gestures. Vitarka mudrā personifies the transmission of knowledge by the Enlightened One to his disciples. The circle which is formed by the thumb and index fingers symbolises the constant flow of energy and information. The Vitarka mudrā is often considered as the mystic gesture of the Bodhisattvas and Taras and is one of the most recognised Mudras in Buddhism.


R. Mani born in 1965 , is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor and maintained and restored the sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India, passing on his skills to his son.

R. Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples of India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specializes on traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble

Holder of two awards from the President of India, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of blissfulness that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation in some of the leading meditation centres around the world. His intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.

Note: 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.


Artist - R. Mani
Medium - Sandstone
Origin - Chennai, India
Dimensions  - 45cm (height) x 30cm (length) x 15 cm (width)
Weight - 18.7 (kg)

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