This is a statue of Little Buddha underneath a trellis arbor of japanese honeysuckle (lonicera japonica) vine featured in my previous Sunday post. Here, he is standing on a lotus flower.
During Buddha's time, Lumbini was a beaudiful garden park at the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains, 25km away from Kapilavastu city, Nepal. As we know, Gautama Buddha (563-483 BCE) was the founder of Buddhism.
Statues of Buddha or Little Buddha such as the one pictured above are considered sacred and should be treated with utmost respect. Here, it is placed on a stone pedestal, higher from the ground. Devotees come here to pay homage and pray.
Hopefully, these statues or stone structures are not found in posh toilets, backyards or other disrespectful places. Do you agree with me?
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The manicured shrub with red flowers in the picture above is a jatropha plant. As you can see, the flowers are very beautiful with striking red petals and bright yellow stamens. Behind this jatropha plant is a graceful willow tree and the arbor that houses the Little Buddha.