Buddha Statue Meanings - Right Hand Raised - Showing The Flat of The Right Hand
Right Hand Raised - Protection from evil, warding off fear.
This is typically in a standing pose, but you can also see a seated pose with right hand raised which means the same.
Buddha with his right hand raised - Thailand - Chiang Mai old city - Wat Dok Ueang AKA Wat Dokkham
Buddha Statue Meanings - Right Hand Raised
Buddha Right Hand Raised Showing The Flat of The Right Hand
In Thailand and Laos, this mudra is associated with the walking Buddha, often shown having both hands making a double Abhaya mudra that is uniform. The Buddha at the back of this group of Buddha images is in the double Abhaya mudra position.
The Abhaya mudra was probably used before the onset of Buddhism as a symbol of good intentions proposing friendship when approaching strangers. In Gandhāra art, it is seen when showing the action of preaching and also seen in China during the Wei and Sui eras of the 4th and 7th centuries.
The gesture was first used by the Buddha when attacked by an elephant, subduing it as shown in several frescoes and scripts. In Mahayana, the northern schools' deities often used it with another mudra paired with the other hand.
In Japan, when the Abhaya mudra is used with the middle finger slightly projected forward, it is a symbol of the Shingon sect.
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Buddha in Thailand - Koh Samui - Chedi
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Unusually this Thai Buddha has just the left hand raised in the The Abhaya mudra or "mudra of no-fear"
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chant based upon the Lotus Sutra. Nichiren Daishonin (Feb 16, 1222 – Oct
13, 1282) a Buddhist monk who lived during the Kamakura period (1185–1333)
in Japan. Nichiren taught devotion to the Lotus Sutra, entitled Myōhō-Renge-Kyō in
Japanese, as the exclusive means to attain enlightenment and the chanting of
Nam-Myōhō-Renge-Kyō as the essential practice of the teaching.
Various schools with diverging interpretations of Nichiren's teachings comprise