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photoblog image Burmese Buddhist Temple - 3

Burmese Buddhist Temple - 3

One of several Buddha statues in a variety of mudras (postures and positions, usually of hands).

Burmese Buddhist Temple - 3

One of several Buddha statues in a variety of mudras (postures and positions, usually of hands).

comments (23)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Jul 2017, 00:20
Jolie reproduction de la texture de la robe.
Ayush Basu: Indeed, Martine. I like such intricate details and they are a testament to the skillful manufacturing technique.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 24 Jul 2017, 00:20
Very interesting flow of the robes, Ayush...quite unlike Thai Buddha icons.
Ayush Basu: Good point, Ray - there might be something there.
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 24 Jul 2017, 03:21
So much detail --what does the position of the hands mean?
Ayush Basu: I believe the right hand (of the statue) represents blessings to the devotees. The left hand is beyond me - I see the arrangement of the fingers is different, so it is not simply clutching the end of the robes.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Jul 2017, 05:33
I like the gold creases in the finger joints Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Yes, it was something new for me too, Chad.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 24 Jul 2017, 05:58
So carefully decorated, Ayush
Ayush Basu: There were rows of Buddhas in several locations, Lisl.
This one feels very "feminine" to me, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Good point, Ginnie. I wonder if there is a unisex connotation to it, to denote the Buddha has moved beyond differences in gender and other differences.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Jul 2017, 06:40
I'm sure there is a form of sign language in these gestures
Ayush Basu: I believe the right hand (of the statue) represents blessings to the devotees, Chris. The left hand is beyond me - I see the arrangement of the fingers is different, so it is not simply clutching the end of the robes.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 24 Jul 2017, 06:41
seems fairly slim in this picture smile i wonder how he got so fat later in life lol
Ayush Basu: I think you are referring to the Chinese style Laughing Buddha, Elaine smile. Actually he was supposed to be a real life monk, known for his jovial ways and apparently he was well liked among kids.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jul 2017, 06:52
That is quite the series, Ayush. what an amazing temple and I absolute like this detail.
Last night we watched 'Lion'.. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3741834/?ref_=ttawd_awd_tt very impressive.
Ayush Basu: Penang and its many treasures surprised me, Astrid. I will continue to share more posts from Penang, because in all honesty, that is pretty much what I shot in the past 6 months tongue
Magnifique , j'aime la main signe de paix ..
Ayush Basu: Very kind of you, Claudine.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jul 2017, 07:36
This gives the impression of being a female form. Not the usual fairly chubby form of Buddha that seems quite common.
Ayush Basu: I think the Chinese Laughing Buddha indeed is depicted that way, Alan.
I agree with ginnie, this has a very feminine look to it Ayush
Ayush Basu: I think I see that now although I am afraid I could not shed any light on it, Bill.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 24 Jul 2017, 07:49
Belles lignes.
Ayush Basu: Merci, Anne. I am pleased you liked them.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Jul 2017, 09:28
I think the hands says that you should stop taking pictures.
Ayush Basu: I would have desisted if it were a person with a fierce and belligerent expression, Louis.
Some hits and misses with the paint job. Very effective technique.
Ayush Basu: I suppose the overall result was not too bad, in my opinion, Mary.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jul 2017, 14:57
Lovely detail Ayush
Ayush Basu: I am pleased that you like it, Anne.
A fine image of a fine image smile
Ayush Basu: Tack so mycket, Tom.
Is that Gold flake covering the idol Ayush?
Ayush Basu: It appeared to be painted, Brian. But I do know that there is a practise among devotees to paste on gold flakes.
this is a different looking Buddha Ayush... i am used to seeing the belly smooth and round like minegrin
....petersmile
Ayush Basu: I think you are referring to the Chinese style Laughing Buddha, Peter smile
I'm a bad Buddhist, I don't know much about mudras! Ha.
Ayush Basu: Oh well, but you can still find so much from blogs, LC.
Very nice.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Michael.
The clothing has been sculpted very nicely Ayush! And nice framing here... smile Oh, and did I say Shiny? smile
Ayush Basu: Yes, the sculptors have done a terrific job indeed, Sudipto.
This is a beautiful detail, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: I am pleased you like it, Elizabeth.

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