Sunday, December 7, 2014

Buddha Statue - Boudh Town - Odisha

Buddha Statue:

Buddha Statue (Bhumisparsa Mudra)
3 remarkable Buddhist statues are found in Boudh are indicative of the fact that it was once a center of Buddhist culture.  One of the statue is present in Boudh town. 

Buddha Park
 The total height of this image is 6ft. 9 inches of which the seated figure measures 4 ft. 3 inches in height and 3 ft. 10 inches from knee to knee. It is seated in the Bhumisparsa Mudra  on a lotus throne 1 ft. 2 inches in height placed on a pedestal 11 inches in height and 4 ft. 6 inches in breadth.

The whole image is built up in sections with carved stones. The only attendant figures are two Gandharvas flying with garlands in their hands on the sides of the head. On the whole this colossus of Boudh compares favourably  with similar colossi at Udayagiri and Lalitgiri in Cuttack district.

The image is   uninscribed and beneath the pedestal is the ancient stone pavement of the original shrine. This appears to be the site of an ancient Buddhist monastery the remains of which are still to be found. Currently This Statue is placed in a park named Buddha Park in Boudh Town Near Jogindra Villa Palace or Rajabati..