Buddha in meditation under pipal tree in Sand stone - Buddha statue is a one of a kind sculpture, hand carved by our artists using hammer and chisel. To work on normal chissel is used . Special Features: The Buddha is seated with his hands in dharma chakra mudra . In this mudra the thumb and index finger of both hands touch at their tips to form a circle. This circle represents the Wheel of Dharma, or in metaphysical terms, the union of method and wisdom. The three remaining fingers of the two hands remain extended. The three extended fingers of the right hand represent the three vehicles of the Buddha's teachings, namely: The middle finger represents the 'hearers' of the teachings The ring finger represents the 'solitary realizers' The Little finger represents the Mahayana or 'Great Vehicle'. The three extended fingers of the left hand symbolize the Three Jewels of Buddhism, namely, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Significantly, in this mudra, the hands are held in front of the heart, symbolizing that these teachings are straight from the Buddha's heart. The gesture of discussion and debate indicates communication and an explanation of the Dharma. The tips of the thumb and index finger touch, forming a circle. All other fingers are extended upwards. Sometimes the middle finger and thumb touch, which is gesture of great compassion. If the thumb and ring finger touch, they express the mudra of good fortune. The Buddha is seated in padmasana .Padmam means lotus . About Finish : Natural finish . There is dark spots in this stone which is natural and natural colour of this stone is yellow . Quality of Sand : Indian sand stone is known for its quality and durability , Centuries old temples like kajaraho and sun temple (knonark temple ) are constructed using sand stone . Its hard and can be left outside in extreme heat and extreme cold for years without care. Care: Wash the piece with soap and water to prevent dirt build up.