Top 20 World Buddhist Records (Part 16: Puxian Statue in Emei Mountain)


(WorldKings) Buddhism is a religion and dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha, commonly known as the Buddha ("the awakened one"). Buddhists number between an estimated 488 million and 535 million, making it one of the world's major religions. After collecting documents and information from many different sources WorldKings officially proclaim Top 20 World Buddhist Records.

Puxian Statue in Emei Mountaint - the biggest Puxian Statue in the World.



Golden Statue of Puxian on Emei Mountain in Sichuan province of China, was built in May 2006, it is  48 meters high. This 66-ton bronze likeness is endowed with 10 heads “to catch winds from 10 directions.” The four-side ten-direction golden statue of Puxian on the Golden Summit of the Mt. Emei is the highest golden Buddha in the world and also the first artistic design of ten-direction statue of Puxian.



The golden Buddha is a Buddhist statue built by employing the craftwork of copper casting and gold-plating. It has a total height of 48 meters and a total weight of 660 tons. It is composed of the dado and ten-direction statue of Puxian. The golden Buddha's total height of 48 meters stands for 48 wishes of Amiable Buddha. "Ten-direction" firstly means ten practices and wishes of Puxian and secondly symbolizes the ten directions of east, south, west, north, southeast, southwest, northeast, northwest, up and down in Buddhism and means the boundless practices and wishes of Puxian can satisfy Buddha of ten directions and three lives and all living things. The ten head sculptures of Puxian are composed of three layers with varied expressions, which stand for ten mentalities of earthlings.


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