top of page

mysite Group

Public·11 members
Jamal Subin
Jamal Subin


Teaching Buddha or Vitarka mudra buddha is known as teaching or discussion or vitarka mudra buddha. This vitarka mudra represents the transformation of knowledge, dharma, truth, and wisdom from the teachings of Buddha. This mudra is depicted in this sculpture where the thumb finger and the index finger touch at the tip forming a circle that represents the constant flow of wisdom.


On 25 January 2023 at 15.00 hrs., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand organised the handover ceremony of the 9 wooden Buddha statues given by an Australian to Thailand held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the event, Mr. Nathapol Khantahiran, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand and Mr. Sathaporn Thiangtham, Deputy Director-General of the Fine Arts Department, represented their respective organisations. Also, Mrs. Kanchana Patarachoke, Director-General of the Department of Information, Miss Nitaya Kanokmongkol, Director of the Office of National Museums, Fine Arts Department, and other staff from the two organisations attended the event.

In Sanskrit, Bhumisparsha implies "touching the planet." This mudra symbolizes the Buddha's awakening underneath the bodhi tree, once he decided to invite the earth goddess, Sthavara, to call attention to his accomplishment of nirvana. It is formed by widening all five fingers of the dominant hand to reach the ground. The left hand, managed to keep flat in the lap in the dhyana mudra of spiritual practice, symbolizes the alliance of technique and knowledge and understanding, samsara and enlightenment, as well as revelations of traditional and supreme realities, and is employed to augment the dominant hand in earth-pressing mudra. By practicing meditation on Truth during this pose, Shakyamuni managed to overcome Mara's hurdles. An essential Buddhist symbolism, the Bhumisparsha Buddha is frequently portrayed in temples, statues, paintings, and other works of art all around the world. It reminds practitioners of the value of tenacity and resolve in the face of challenges, as well as the likelihood of overcoming suffering and arriving to enlightenment.

Exotic India presents these beautifully hand crafted brass statues of the Buddha. They make a wonderful addition to your home or office, bringing the serenity of the Buddhist tradition into your life. These statues of Buddha are for sale at a wide range of price points, giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy these magnificent works of art. Celebrate and embrace the Buddha with these impeccable brass statues for sale, available through our convenient online shopping experience.

If you are going to purchase Buddha images or Buddha statues in Thailand that are over 12cm or 5 inches in size you must follow the following guidelines or risk having them confiscated by customs on departure.

Buddha statues have never been more popular with people of all ages buying them for their homes and gardens. For some, it is purely decorative whilst others buy them to improve the Feng Shui of their home or create a peaceful spot for meditation.

The statues represent not only the many different physical Buddhas but also the Buddhist teachings of inner peace, protection and meditation. There are jolly laughing Buddhas, serious Buddhas, and sometimes just the Buddha head.

Original antique Buddha statues are both rare and expensive but there are some very good copies available in the form of statues, incense holders, jewellery and more. Buddha statues can be made out of stone, wood, concrete, metal and even paper.

Placing Buddha statues around your home can bring peace, positive energy, good health and prosperity. The Happy Buddha - Shakyamuni Buddha - is probably the most popular statue and brings good luck and abundance. Sometimes Buddha statues can be bought in pairs or even threes.

Phra Athikansadaeng Premasilo, a 77-year-old abbot of Wat Dong Wai, observes headless Buddha statues after the theft of heads of Buddha sandstone images on November 19 in the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

TAGS: Buddha, Thailand, travel, souvenirs, guide, shipping, artificats, rules, adventure, statues, antiquities, Thailand Ministry of Culture, Thailand of Department of Fine Arts, Exporting Buddha from Thailand, documentation for Buddha statues, license for Buddha statues, Thailands Buddha rules, can I bring a Buddha statue home from Thailand, Buddha statue laws in Thailand, travel7

READER COMMENTS ON THIS ARTCILEI think this information is a very well explained practice for newcomers of the Buddhist thinking. I was unaware of most of it but i can remember things I've read online that east and west walls were more suited to place a shrine . Is it acceptable to place statues also on a north or south wall ? I lived in Thailand for 2 yrs during the Vietnam conflict and visited some monastery's that inspired me to start meditating and study more about the religion again. I thank you for the info from a Thai perspectiveTo us in Thailand, we are not so concerned about which wall the shrine or statue is placed next to.We are more concerned about how it is set up, then where exactly.Thanks again.Hi, does anyone know if I can separate the three buddha statues....I got them from France and they were blessed by a monk. I would like to keep one and give the others as gifts to people I life that are dear to me.Thanks for your question. It should be fine to separate the statues and give them as gifts. I would tell the people you are giving them to that they have been blessed, because (in general, among Thai monks, at least) they will bless them as individual statues (as opposed to blessing them as a group).Hello . Thank you for all the helpful information. I have a few things I would like to ask, if you would be so kind. I have my Buddha statue on top of a refrigerator so he remains above everyone and no one has feet pointed towards him. He is facing southward but not directly towards the front door. I really haven't another tall spot. Which means he is sort of in a kitchen area and witnesses cooking. I do not eat animals but others here do. Is this a wrong place? Thank you!!!!I saw a nice Buddha statue in 2ndhand shop..and intend to buy for my relative abroad for their home but i wonder if it ok to buy fm a 2ndhand dealer (not knowing of where the statue may come from)??.Is this fine to buy n if so, I wonder if i should offer a short prayer or bring to temple to be wash before i give them. Thanks.Yes, it is fine to buy a "second-hand" Buddha statue. In Thailand, you will see lots of places where they have statues for "rent" (they are actually being sold, but we just don't use the word "sell" when describing the statues, we use the word "rent" instead.)You can bring the statue if you would like to a temple for a blessing. In Thai we call this "jerm". Usually, you will sit near the statue that is to be blessed, and the monks will bless you and the statue as a group.Hello_ I want to place a brass Buddha (preferably meditating) on my Office table beside my computer where I work so that in times of turmoil etc I can look at it for inspiration & guidance. Is it okay to place it on my table??If you can clear a space for the statue, and place it on a small stand of some kind, that would be best. It doesn't have to be a tall stand, just a CM (half an inch) would be fine. But try not to have anything tower above the statue.I have wanted to place buddha statue in my garden. But i don't want to do so since I had no idea where to put. I may not be buddhist but I have always worship Buddha. So thank you for the information. I think I now can place Buddha Statue in my garden as you said (elevated).I would like to place a buddha next to a Japanese Lantern, in my garden, the Lantern would be taller in height that the buddha - would this be okalso, i have a buddha that needs re-spraying as it is chipped, what color would i spray thisthank you kindlyYou can place the lantern NEAR to the statue, but it should not really TOWER over the statue. There is no strict rule how far away it should be. No one can say how many inches or feet it should be away from the statue. But the idea is that it shouldn't LOOK like it is towering over the statue. I am sorry that I can't tell you anything more exact than that. Also, you should try and place the statue on a small pedestal of some kind so that at least the ground that the statue is on is slightly higher than the ground that other items are on. As for your statue that is chipped, what is the material? I am guessing that it is stone, right? And what color is it now? If it is stone, I would suggest to look at some photos of ancient Indian statues that are made of stone and try to replicate that color if possible. I hope that this helps.Greetings.I have plans to keep a Buddha statue or bust under a fountain in the open terrace area of my house on third floor. There will be no spillage of water on the bust but there will be some plants around this statue. Guests might be served meals (? alcohol) in and around this area. Is it good idea? Kindly guide.I have a question I have a Buddha that I have had for 10 years and I have him on a pedestal and someone that helped me move broke on of his fingers off and did not tell me. Is it ok for me to keep him? Is it a bad olman?It is about showing respect and gratitude to the Buddha for teaching us the way out of suffering, no doubt all Nobles one are not affected by mundanes matters.I have a question. I wanted to place buddha between two bamboo plants that are kept in the vase. Those two bamboo sticks are higher than the buddha by few (10 - 14) inches. As it is just a plant, is that ok to place it that way or do I have to still make sure they do not tower buddha.I have a lovely Quan Yin Plaque which I placed on the kitchen wall since we came to our new home in 2000. And there is the television in this room. I now read that it should not be placed in the kitchen. What can I do to safely move this beautiful plaque to a more appropriate area. I am so sorry I did not want to offend. Please tell me what I can doRecently just got my new house and moving in soon. I have got a Buddha that I will be moving in to the new house together . Can I put my dinning table in front of the Buddha ? Heard from peoples that we cannot eat in front of the Buddha .I have never heard that the Kuan Yin statue should not be placed in a kitchen, although I do think that for some Chinese families, there might be a "God of the Kitchen" and that should be the only statue in the kitchen... but I could be wrong.I know lots of people with Statues of Kuan Yin in their one-room studios, so basically, the statue IS in the kitchen (along with the bedroom and living room, too).I hope this helps. Sorry I can't give you a more definitive answer. But I am sure that each Feng Shui practitioner will have their own opinion on this... they might even have two or three opinions each!!! :)Thank you so much for your answer. I am relieved but I have another question. If ever I wish to move it to my living room, is there normally a time to do or not do it and is it possible to do without offending Kuan Yin for I read somewhere that Buddhas and Kuan Yin statues or plaques should not be moved carelessly.I have a large buddha statue that i use occasionally for meditation, is there anything i can use to place him on? the statue is quite heavy, can you give me some suggestions please?Hi, can I place my buddha in my garden under bamboo plants? The plants do over tower but it is nature:Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and information. I am waiting for my Large Meditating Buddha Statue to arrive (a gift from my husband), and would like to place him on the center of the window seat in my Dining Room. He will be facing South East (and the Dining Room table), approximately 2 1/2 feet off the floor. Is this appropriate? Thank you for your time.I'm 12 and plan on buying a Buddha statue. It will be placed on a shelf under my cabin bed which has a desk and couch under it. It will be up high, but the bed being over the top... It that too much?should i rub my buddas belly n if so when n how. i just moved him to the highest shelf. he was in the bedroom, and where adult stuff happened. how long do you think hell be upset. thanks for everybodys knowledgeCan someone please advise me , if i can place my Lord Buddha statue facing East direction in my house balcony on a customise altar table as my original plan was to place my Lord Buddha in my kitchen above my refrigerator facing south which is towards my balcony.Maybe you can consider putting at your cabin bed, above where you place your head, you can do some chanting before you sleep, feel protected too :)i would like to ask if i could put a non blessed buddha statue(meditating) in one of my box- bookshelf. its right in the centre but, however, its placed in a shelf instead. i know its not nice to place in such place, but i got no much place to place it. And another qn, i have a habit to place a small shot-cup of water infront of buddha statue, but since its non-bless, is it not appropriate?my husband gifted me a small meditating buddha statue from thailand. by mistake my mom gave it to somebody. i feel very bad. she forgot whom she gave. why it happened, i lost many days of sleep. Another question is I have some small laughing Buddha statues and a small Buddha statue, which I have kept together in a closed cupboard, which is nearly 7 feet from ground level. is it okay?I have a small little brass Buddha statue, 45 mm high. On the bottom is a copper plug which has not been removed. The base of the little statue has got to be hollow, as when you shake it, one can hear something rattling inside. Do any one know of something similar and perhaps what is inside my statue - Thank you, RhynoHi I have a mahavira statue which due to our moving houses the finger broke. I feel very close and attached by this statue and was devestated. I had stuck the finger back on but would like to know if it is auspicious to keep this in the house?Hey again, I was wondering, as my altar is in my room (only available place) can I get changed in here? Do I have to treat the whole room as a temple?Hi, I am not Buddhist. But my father is and he had a room for Buddha. I am taking over the house and for religious reasons cannot have Buddha in my house. My father says you need a ritual to be done before it is moved. How do I go about getting that done?Hi i want to buy a buddah can i sit it out in front of my backyard cant find lotus flowers what can i doPlacing Buddha statues in the home is considered to bring happiness and joy and even prosperity if laughing buddha statue is placed in the room.I live in a very small studio, henceforth i lack space. The entrance of my appartment is facing east. As you enter i have a bathroom facing right and kitchen on the left and ahead of me is the living area. I have a cubboard on which lies an unused (in box pack) a set of quilt and covers which is the most open space in the room, behind it is a window spacing west.Can i place The Buddha Statue it in a way that it faces east towards the entrance of my appartment?Hi, I'm moving into a new house soon and was wondering if it's alright to place the altar against the west wall of the living just beside the front entrance, the unused part of sliding door? Across the altar is a east wall.Hi, We purchased a meditating white marble buddha yesterday. And we stay in a studio apartment so i had to put it near my bed. Is it ok to keep buddha along side of bed at the same height of bed? Pls advise whether i should return it back or its ok to keep it like this. Plz reply.Plz advise if we can keep meditating buddha in bed room.Hi. I bought a reclining buddha with closed eyes recently. But my mum was worried that it might bring bad luck as it was the time buddha was nearing his death end with eyes closed. Is it fine to place him in the living room.CategoriesStatues and Figurines of Buddhist and Hindu DeitiesIncenseSinging Bowls - BellsOm Symbol ItemsBuddha ShirtsClothing and JewelryCustomer ServiceInformation / ArticlesBuddhism Basics InformationBuddha PosesWhere To Place Your Buddha StatueHow To Convert To BuddhismThe Differences Between Buddhism and HinduismMudras: Sacred Hand Gestures In Buddhism and HinduismIntroduction to BuddhismWho Is The Laughing Buddha?Do Buddha Amulets Work?A Buddhist GlossarySwastikas In Buddhist ArtThai Buddhism: An IntroductionThai Temples In America: Wat Thai In The USABuddhist Locket Or Bad Luck Charm?Vietnamese Temples In The USAWhat Is Dharma: Buddhist and Hindu DharmaCan I Go To A Buddhist Temple If I Am Not A Buddhist?Who Was The Buddha? The Life of Prince SiddharthaWhat Is Nirvana? Probably Not What You Think It Is!Should I Buy An Antique Buddha? Defintitely Not!!!What The Buddha Looked LikeIs Buddhism A Philosophy Or A Religion?Do You Have To Be A Vegetarian To Be A Buddhist?Hindu Gods and Goddesses InformationHinduism Basics Information and ArticlesAccessoriesStonesOur StoryThe Buddha Garden is based in San Rafael, California, and you are supporting a woman-owned / minority owned business (I am originally from Thailand!) 041b061a72


Welcome to the group! You can connect with other members, ge...


  • Michael Louis  Austin
  • Мария Кузина
    Мария Кузина
  • Wesley Moore
    Wesley Moore
  • Jane Fisher
    Jane Fisher
  • David Cook
    David Cook
bottom of page