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Samadhi Statue, Anuradhapura

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  • In SL you can think. Another Buddha statue. Another temple. Does this one stand out. No. Was it worth seeing. I guess.  more »
  • Rhis was built thousands years ago. The statue depicts the calmness of Buddha. When he was in jail, former Indian prime minister Nehru had a large photo of this statue in his cell as the statue was a ...  more »
  • Advisable to go early in the morning as possible or late in the evening as with the hot sun it's difficult to visit these places  more »
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  • The Samadhi Statue is a statue situated at Mahamevnāwa Park in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. The Buddha is depicted in the position of the Dhyana Mudra, the posture of meditation associated with his first Enlightenment. Whether the Buddha's Enlightenment was the experience technically called Samadhi, or some other phenomenon, may depend upon the philosophical allegiance of the believer. In the Dhyana Mudra the Buddha sits cross - legged with his upturned palms placed one over the other on his lap. This position is universally known throughout the Buddhist world, and this statue is therefore one of the most typical pieces of Buddhist sculpture. It is not to be confused with the very similar "Earth-Touching Mudra," which depicts the simple action the Buddha took to fend off the illusions projected by Mara, who was desperate to prevent the Buddha from realizing that his, Mara's, projections, and with them the entire world, are an illusion. This statue is 8 feet in height and carved from granite.
  • one of the world best Lord Buddha's statue which illustrates feelings.
  • This is the samadhi buddha statue world famous in the anuradhapura mahamewna uyana.
  • One of my favorite place in the world. I want to stay a little while longer looking at Samadhi Budhdha Statue every time I go there.
  • One of very nice & Historycal stachu in Anuradhapura. Populer please..