The study of Buddhism has inspired some of the world’s most beautiful contributions to the world of art, most notable in the form of statues known as Buddharupa (literally, the form of the Awakened One) that adorn Buddhist temples of worship. Listed here are ten of the world’s most famous and beautiful statues celebrating the Awakened One and his message of peace.
10Hussain Sagar Buddha Statue
Hussain Sagar Buddha Statueflickr/aloshbennett
The Buddha statue situated at the center of an artificial lake in the city of Hyderabad is one of India’s most famous Buddha statues. This figure stands at a full 17 meters (56 feet) tall and weighs 320 tons. The single largest monolithic statue in all of India, it was sculpted by a group of artisans from a single piece of stone. Tragically, during the statue’s installation in 1992 the figure tipped over and fell into the lake, causing the death of 8 workers. The government recovered the statue and restored it to its full height and stature.
9Tian Tan Buddha Statue
Tian Tan Buddha Statueflickr/Mark McLaughlin My least favorite thing about georgetown is probably the limited dining options on campus, but I heard that they are planning cheap writing service to renovate the food court this year