Japanese Buddha with Mucalinda the Serpent
- Subject: Indian Miniature Buddha Painting
- Paint Material: Opaque Oil colors
- Base Material: Canvas (unframed)
- Size: 9 in. wide and 12 in. tall (23 cms X 30.5 cms)
- Age: Modern Handmade Art
- Country of origin: India
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Presenting a rare painting of Siddharth Gautam Buddha who was a spiritual teacher from ancient India who founded Buddhism.
It is executed in the Japanese version of Lord Buddha.The introduction of Buddhism to Japan was one of the most important events in Japanese history and had a lasting effect on the development of the country’s thought, art and culture. Today, Buddhism is the dominant religion in Japan.
Lord Buddha is pictured in his classical meditative pose on a lotus flower and in the protection of Mucalinda the serpent in a mythological religious theme.
The lotus flower represents one symbol of fortune in Buddhism. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.
Mucalinda, Muchalinda or Mucilinda is the name of a nāga, a snake-like being, who protected the Gautama Buddha from the elements after his enlightenment. It is said that four weeks after Gautama Buddha began meditating under the Bodhi Tree, the heavens darkened for seven days, and a prodigious rain descended. However, the mighty King of Serpents, Mucalinda, came from beneath the earth and protected with his hood the one who is the source of all protection. When the great storm had cleared, the serpent king assumed his human form, bowed before the Buddha, and returned in joy to his palace.
This highly adorned posture of Buddha spreads a sense of calm and tranquility to any onlooker. It also motivates you to have compassion and selflessness that are the keys to a peaceful life. Indeed an artwork to own and display in your home. Buy it today before it is gone.