Patacara A Buddhist Nun from the time of the Buddha 16 inches
Patacara was an Indian woman who lived during the 6th century BCE in what is now Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Her story is long, beginning with a rich family, running away to be with her lower cast love, then the death of him and her children and her parents making her insane with grief. When she encountered the Buddha, telling him her story, he used it to guide her to an immediately understood the nature of impermanence. She became a sotapanna, the first stage of Arayahood, those who have attained 'the fruits of the path
The Buddha appointed her the foremost Keeper of the Vinaya , "Rules of Conduct" of the monastic life amongst the Nuns.
16 x 12 x 6 inches. Antique Rust patina.
Placement: She can reside inside or in your garden.
Material: Metal bonded with resin and antiqued by hand. There can be minor variations in color because the antiquing is a natural process and gets richer with time. (the photo with the hearts is actually the original and the other is hand cast with the Antique rust patina . The difference of the face results from the angle of the camera and color from interior and exterior light)
Shipping: Each statue is handmade to order so please allow 4 to 5 weeks for delivery. Ships to street address via Fed Ex. To save you money on shipping we have reduced the weigh on the site. She is actually about 12 pounds.