2013 India Trip: Bodhgaya – Part VII [The Great Buddha Statue / Japan]

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The Great Buddha Statue

 

 

The Great Buddha Statue

The Great Buddha Statue


The Great Buddha Statue

The Great Buddha Statue [Daibutsu - in Japanese] stands on This Holy Land of Bodhgaya, the place of Enlightenment of Gautam Buddha. Bodhgaya is revered as The Holiest of the Holy by the Buddhists all over the world. In order to pay homage to the Enlightened and to propagate His teachings and to mark as a Symbol of peace and happiness – the Daiyoko Sect of Nagoya Japan erected this Great Buddha Statue in Meditation pose [Dhyana Mudra] seated on a lotus in open air.

The statue is a patchwork of blocks of pink chunar sandstone, the lotus of yellow chunar sandstone, and the pedestal of red chunar stone.

The work was done by Shri Ganpathy Sathpathy from the Mahabalipuram in Chennai, and Shri Rishikesh Dasgupta from Kolkata, and took four years to complete. H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama conducted the inauguration ceremony. Around the main statue are a further ten statues of the Buddha’s disciples.

The height of statue is 64 feet, lotus is 6 feet and pedestal is 10 feet.

 


 

The Great Buddha Statue

 


 

 


 

The Ten Principal Disciples

 


 

 


 

 


 

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