This pictures of Buddha slideshow begins with the Lucky Buddha, also known as Buddha of the Future, is in the style of the Chinese Maitreya Buddha. Said to live in the sixth layer of heaven, the red robed Buddha is the ultimate symbol of happiness and when used in feng shui fulfills everyone’s life.He brings good luck, prosperity, wealth and good fortune. The Lucky Buddha rejuvenates chi and dissolves anger and tension.
The Lingshan Grand Buddha
The Lingshan Grand Buddha in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China stands over 288 feet tall. This bronze and tin statue of Sakyamuni Buddha is on the original site of the ancient Tang Dynasty Xianfu Temple. It was built in accordance with the 32 features of the Buddha found in the sutra.
- A raised right hand, palm facing out inscribed with a fearless sign, symbolizes the removal of suffering.
- The left hand, palm facing outward inscribed with a wishes seal, has the thumb and forefinger forming a circle signifying the giving of happiness.
The character on the statue’s chest stands for solemnity and virtue.
One of the 2800 stupa in the Valley of the Temples, Bagan, Myanmar, the beautiful golden Buddha sits in peace and serenity.One of the most religious areas of the world, there were once more then 10,000 temples, pagodas and monasteries. Through the years more then 7,000 have been destroyed by earthquakes, neglect and other acts of nature and mankind.
Buddha Head in Bodhi Tree Roots
Entrapped by the roots of a Bodhi tree, the sandstone head of an ancient Buddha statue is located in the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, in the compound of Wat Mahathat.The Bodhi tree, also called the Banyan tree, has special significance in Buddhism as it was under the Bodhi tree that Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, achieved enlightenment. The Bodhi tree itself symbolizes the conscious enlightenment of Buddhism.
Carved Wooden Sakyamuni Buddha
Delicately carved from the wood of a camphor tree and meticulously decorated with 60 taels of gold, the spectacular seated Sakyamuni Buddha statue stands more than 66 feet high. Located in the Lingyin Si Temple, Hangzhou, Shandong Province, China, this exquisite Buddha was completed in 1956.The Lingyin Si Temple is also the Temple of Inspired Seclusion and the Temple of the Soul’s Retreat.
Tian Tan Buddha
Sitting majestically on a lotus throne atop a three-tiered altar, the Tian Tan Buddha appears dignified and serene as it overlooks the Po Lin Monastery. It is located on the Ngong Ping Plateau, Lantau Island, Hong, Kong.Measuring 110 feet tall and weighing 280 tons, this Buddha is also known as the Big Buddha. The largest, bronze, seated outdoor Buddha statue in the world. Constructed of 202 individual pieces of bronze applied to a steel frame, the Buddha was completed in 1993.
Buddha’s raised hand symbolizes the removal of suffering and afflictions. The left hand resting on his lap symbolizes giving or dhana.
The Temple of the Reclining Buddha, located in Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand, houses the largest Image of Buddha in Thailand.The Reclining Buddha, or Phra Buddhasaiyas, measures 150 feet in length and is 49 feet high. Buddha’s body is gold plated and his eyes and the soles of his feet are inlaid with mother-of-pearl. The bottoms of both feet on the Buddha statue are decorated with 108 intricate auspicious scenes.
This gorgeous Buddha was constructed between 1824 and 1851.
The Six Buddhas of Happiness
The Six Buddhas of Prosperity and Happiness represent the Maitreya in various poses. The Laughing Buddhas symbolize the attainment of wealth, happiness and material prosperity. The number six symbolizes all things in life flowing smoothly.The set of Happy Buddhas include:
- Safe Travel Buddha
- Prosperity Buddha
- Happy Home Buddha
- Love Buddha
- Long Life Buddha
- Spiritual Journey Buddha.
The Meditating Buddha, located at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, stands guard at the East Entrance. Inside the Temple the Emerald Buddha, measuring 26 inches tall, is clothed in gold robes.The Emerald Buddha is so sacred only the King and Queen are allowed to touch it four times a year when the robes are changed each season.
To learn more about Buddha Statues for use in feng shui go to the Love to Know article Buddha Statues for the Home and Garden.