Crystal Buddha Stupa
Our Stupa is an exclusive gold-plated Crystal Stupa that has been beautifully handcrafted with numerous symbols and decorated with crystal and stones to give it a unique appearance. Stupas encourage peace, harmony, wealth, longevity, and excellent health. They provide blessings to the environment, the people who build them, and those who visit and admire them. Stupas guarantee that the living character of Buddhist teachings is constantly present in this way.
Introduction to Crystal Stupa
The basic design for the stupa is said to have been given by Shakyamuni Buddha during his lifetime. According to a sutra narrative, the relics of Shariputra, one of Shakyamuni's closest followers, were venerated in the home of a lay disciple. The worshippers were upset not to be able to worship the relics when the layman left, barring his door. When this was brought to Shakyamuni's notice, he directed that an exterior reliquary holding Shariputra's relics be built, to which all people would have ongoing free access.Shakyamuni then described its design as having four progressively climbing stairs, a circular vase base, a vase dome, a square harmika, an axle-pole, a rain cover, and from one to thirteen umbrellas. This number may have represented the earth as a center point with the twelve solar houses of the year around it, or the conquering of the three major poisons at the central hub of the didactic 'wheel of life' surrounded by the twelve links in the circular chain of dependent origination.
The stupa, also known as a chorten in Tibetan, is the oldest known example of Buddhist art. It represents the enormous funeral mounds from ancient India that Buddhism claimed as repositories for Buddha relics. Over time, they took on a variety of shapes, including miniature metal replicas that serve the same purpose as sacred relics but are more important in a Buddhist monastery for conjuring the Buddha and his teachings.
Size: 53cm(Height) and 26cm(Base)