Blessings to all on Saka Dawa, the lunar anniversary of the enlightenment and parinirvana (passing away) of Buddha Shakyamuni. Below are the closing verses of the Avatamsaka Sutra, know as “The King of Prayers”. Please recite as much as possible.
The legend behind ‘bhumisparsha mudra’. As Siddhartha meditated under the Bodhi tree, demon Mara attacked him and questioned if he was worthy of enlightenment. If you believe the Buddhist legends, Siddhartha touched the earth & called upon it to bear witness to his right to enlightenment. The bhumisparsha mudra-images of Buddha accounts for this particular moment. #BiharMuseum #Bihar #Museum #Patna