Lord Buddha statue is a sign of peace and inner harmony. One may see a Lord Buddha Statue near monasteries, in China, Bhutan, Nepal, North-Eastern India, and many more places around the world. People from far and near come to take a tour. And get a glimpse of this enlightened man who once lived many centuries ago.
The history of Buddhism began in India where Siddhartha of the Kapilavastu dynasty set of a journey to gain enlightenment. Buddhism was born in the heart of India. Many people in India are today practicing the superior and ultimate form of Buddhism.
Tian Tan Lord Buddha Statue
Tian Tan Buddha statue is a popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong China. This statue is located at the Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, and one can see it from as far as Macau on a clear day. It is a Bronze statue with a massive height of a hundred and twelve feet. The weight is an accurate 250,000 kilograms making it an alluring piece of art. The base of the Buddha is upon a Lotus flower. It is the only Buddha statue facing North, unlike the others that are facing the south.
There are six statues of gods from Bronze. They are the “The offering of the Six Devas” as they are surrounding it with flower offerings. Their reference is the six great virtues of generosity, morality, patience, zeal, meditation, and wisdom. One can see them offering ointment, flowers, fruit, incense, lamp, and music to the statue of the Buddha. The construction of the statue in 1990 which completed on the 23rd of December 1993. The people of China believe this day to be the one when the Buddha got his enlightenment.
Kamagaya Lord Buddha Statue
The Kamagaya Buddhist statue is one of the smallest statues of Lord Buddha. It is located in Kamagaya Chiba Prefecture, Japan. The height of this daibutsu is seven point five feet. In 1776, the statue completed was completed. One can reach this place both via bus and metro to Chiba Prefecture.
The Spring Temple Lord Buddha Statue
The statue has a colossal height of six hundred and eighty-two feet. The height is a combination of the statue itself of four hundred and twenty feet, eighty-two feet of Lotus throne, and approx. Fifty feet of the hill. This gigantic statue is located in Lushan County, Henan, China. The construction process of the statue began in 1997 and it was completed in 2008.
The materials in the making of this statue consist of a thousand pieces of the copper cast. They weigh about one thousand tonnes. It is a standing Buddha with one of his hands up, and the other one is on the side.
In the end, I would also like to add that there are many astonishing statues of the Buddha that one can explore. Each one represents the culture, beliefs, and stories that revolve around the region.