Vintage sculpture of Lord Mahavira handcrafted in brass with an antique green patina finish.
Mahavira, also known as Vardhamāna, was the twenty-fourth and last Jain Tirthankara or spiritual teacher. Born into a royal family in what is now Bihar, India, in 599 BC, he left his home at the age of 30 in pursuit of Spiritual awakening and abandoned worldly things, including his clothes to become a monk.
For the next twelve-and-a-half years, Mahavira practiced intense meditation and severe penance, after which he became Kevali or omniscient.
Seated as the central idol in a Padmasana mudra or posture over a stepped pedestal with five serpent hoods over the head (the identifying mark of the Tirthankar) , he is surrounded by small Jina figures in various postures including his worshippers.
The Panch-Tirthika is inscribed on the reverse in early Gujarati script, dated in Vikram Samvat 1354, equivalent to AD 1297.
Measures: Height 30 cm x Width 20 cm x Depth 10 cm
Weight : 3.55 kilograms
Care: Please do not use chemicals or powders. Use a soft dry cloth to clean.