The healing aspect of Gautama Buddha is called Bhaishajyaguru. Popularly known as the Medicine Buddha, He is the embodiment of traditional Tibetan healing methods that work from the soul outwards. Made from pure brass, the seated Bhaishajyaguru murti that you see on this page is the resplendent colour of pale, molten gold.
The signature element of Medicine Buddha’s iconography is the tiny medicine pot that He cradles in His lap. It is a mythical blend of three different potions, each designed to reverse disease and senescence and death. The key ingredient in each of these potions is the endemic myrobalan plant. In the right hand of the Medicine Buddha is a sprig of the same.
The rest of Bhaishajyaguru is not much different from the traditional seated Buddha composition. Legs in padmasana, an erect spine, and a regal neck and shoulders with the robe draped over the left and brought down over the right. Solemnity writ large on the face, framed by lengthened earlobes as a result of years of accumulated wisdom.
How to keep a Brass statue well-maintained?
Brass statues are known and appreciated for their exquisite beauty and luster. The brilliant bright gold appearance of Brass makes it appropriate for casting aesthetic statues and sculptures. Brass is a metal alloy composed mainly of copper and zinc. This chemical composition makes brass a highly durable and corrosion-resistant material. Due to these properties, Brass statues and sculptures can be kept both indoors as well as outdoors. They also last for many decades without losing all their natural shine.
Brass statues can withstand even harsh weather conditions very well due to their corrosion-resistance properties. However, maintaining the luster and natural beauty of brass statues is essential if you want to prolong their life and appearance.
In case you have a colored brass statue, you may apply mustard oil using a soft brush or clean cloth on the brass portion while for the colored portion of the statue, you may use coconut oil with a cotton cloth.
Brass idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are especially known for their intricate and detailed work of art. Nepalese sculptures are famous for small brass idols portraying Buddhist deities. These sculptures are beautified with gold gilding and inlay of precious or semi-precious stones. Religious brass statues can be kept at home altars. You can keep a decorative brass statue in your garden or roof to embellish the area and fill it with divinity.
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