Buddhist Lotus Blossom Stupa — 10.5 cm

Inventory No: 22785

Product Features

12 cm
10.5 cm
Made from
copper alloy, paint, patina, copper alloy, paint, patina
Country of origin
Kham (Eastern Tibet), China, Kham (Eastern Tibet), China
210 gr
Catalog sections
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Product Description

Also known as "Stupa of Heaped Lotuses" or "Birth of the Sugata Stupa". This stupa refers to the birth of Gautama Buddha. "At birth Buddha took seven steps in each of the four directions" (East, South, West and North). In each direction lotuses sprang, symbolizing the brahmavihāras: love, compassion, joy and equanimity. The four steps of the basis of this stupa is circular, and it is decorated with lotus-petal designs. Occasionally, seven heaped lotus steps are constructed. These refer to the seven first steps of the Buddha.

This stupa is not just a souvenir for decoration: it has been also designed for ritual purpose. Each stupa has an openable space that can be filled with proper substances by traditional way.