Buddha Earth Touching Pose Treasure Theme Asian Jewelry Display Box 6LPN# O-093GR
This treasure box illustrates Buddha Seated in Earth Touching Mudra at center amidst a beautifully ornate border. The box is shaped like an oval with oriental curves. It is a dignified box for an offering to be placed near your personal altar. You could also store an important small item inside as the lid removes as pictured.
- The box opens. The lid is removable.
- Box is made from resin with antique red and gold details. (PN O-093GR)
- Measures 6 in L x 4 in W x 2 in H. Weighs 1 lb.
Gautama Buddha was born in 563 b.c. in northeast India. The Buddha was the son of the King of the Sakyas. Suddhodana, who ruled at Kapilavastu, on the border of Nepal. His mother was Queen Maya. He was named Siddhartha. He lived amidst the pleasures of palace life and at age 16 he was married to Princess Yasodhara. They had a son named Rahula. After seeing a decrepit old man, an invalid, and an ascetic beggar, he learned of suffering and decided to embrace asceticism. Soon afterward, at age 29, Siddhartha left the palace and his family and went to a hermitage where he became the monk Gautama, or, as he is still called, Sakyamuni (The ascetic of the Sakyas). One day, meditating under a sacred fig tree, he attained perfect illumination (Bodhi). He had become a Buddha. From there on he traveled and preached for 44 years what was to become one of the main religions of the world. He died at Kusinagara at age 80.
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