Massive Buddha Hand Sculpture, Bronze, Thailand, 19th Century

Massive Buddha hand sculpture in gilded bronze.  Mudras are sacred hand gestures or positions that evoke a state of mind. This Buddha hand is evoking the Karana mudra. Thailand, 19th century.

The Karana mudra specifically is believed to remove obstacles created by the mind, such as negative energy or fear and increase positive emotions. It is one of the most powerful mudras for getting rid of negative energy. The Karana mudra is used for warding off evil (i.e. dark spirits, negative thoughts, demons, bad deities). It is also said to create energy that prevents negativity from entering into your home or energy field.

Mounted in a wooden stand, measures 9" x 4 1/2".