THE MEANING OF BUDDHA HEADS
The Buddha is depicted in various iconic forms, but Buddha Heads are among the most popular representations. The head of the Buddha is the most significant part of the Buddhist deity's body. These Buddha Heads are crafted with the intention to symbolize the immense wisdom Buddha possesses as the enlightened one.
Typically, these sculptures feature a protruding head, representing the disconnection between the mind and the body. Buddha Heads are also known to have an 'Ushnisha' - a representation of the Buddha's attainment of enlightenment or Nirvana. The Ushnisha can be depicted in various ways, such as in Thailand, where it resembles a flame placed atop the deity's head.
These Buddha statues not only represent the head of Buddha itself but also embody the relaxation, wisdom, spirituality, and knowledge Buddha acquired throughout his life. They are also recognized as a powerful luck charm in everyday life.
ARE YOU IN SEARCH OF A ZEN BUDDHA HEAD?
If you are looking for a statue depicting the head of the Buddhist deity, but are uncertain about which model to choose, browse through our collection. You will find the perfect zen decoration to create a relaxing ambiance in your home.
You will discover models made of resin, ceramic, porcelain, wood, bronze, in various sizes, on pedestals, in Thai, Asian, Tibetan, Indian styles, etc. You will also find different representations of the Buddha: The Bodhisattva Buddha, the Maitreya Buddha, the Amitabha Buddha.
You can place these decorative items wherever you like in your home. They are perfect for both the home and the garden. If you decide to install it as a garden statue, you will feel as if you've been transported to a Japanese garden the moment you step outside. You can also place it in your bedroom, on a shelf, in your living room, or in your miniature zen garden for smaller models. If you enjoy practicing Yoga or meditation, they will be your ideal companions during your sessions.
The quality of our decor items and the satisfaction of our customers are our top priorities. That's why all our Buddha Heads are crafted by hand by our Buddhist artisans.
BRING A TOUCH OF FENG SHUI TO YOUR HOME
Feng Shui is an ancient art developed over 3,000 years ago in China. Literally, "feng" means wind and "shui" means water. In Chinese culture, wind and water are both associated with health, hence Feng Shui has come to mean good fortune. Based on the Taoist vision and understanding of nature, the idea that the earth is alive and filled with energy, known as Chi.
This decorative style is achieved by positioning or designing your environment in harmony with the principles of natural energy flow. Feng Shui reveals how to balance the energies of a given space to assure the health and good fortune of those inhabiting it. It offers a unique way of looking at these elements and brings balance, comfort, and harmony to your surroundings. If you apply Feng Shui rules to your interior decoration or garden decoration, it will impart a zen ambiance and a certain sense of calmness.
SYMBOLS OF A BUDDHA HEAD SCULPTURE
The Buddha head is known for its religious and spiritual meanings. It portrays the calmness, gentleness, serenity, and meditative nature of the Buddha. Here are the main symbols found on these decorative items:
- Ushnisha: A three-dimensional oval located at the top of the head, often compared to a bun as it's a gathering of wavy, voluminous hair.
- Hair: The hair is depicted as a multitude of small curls, symbolizing man's illusion or ignorance; shedding them means renouncing ignorance.
- The third eye: A hairy point appearing on the forehead between the eyebrows, symbolizing the need for followers to inculcate good behavior, meditate, be generous, make offerings, and renounce materialism.
- Ears: Long, voluminous ears symbolize a person's wisdom and the ability to hear all the sounds representing the world's suffering and alleviate them with compassion.
- Nose: The long, well-proportioned nose adds balance to Buddha's face and aura to his personality.
If you appreciate this kind of Buddhist item, feel free to visit our collection dedicated to Buddhism Statues. Combining a Buddha Head sculpture with a Buddha Statue will transform your home or apartment into a true Buddhist temple.