Gautama Buddha is a prominent religious figure around the world. He—the enlightened one was a sage who started Buddhism and is known for spreading tranquility and peace. You can find large Buddha statues not just in India but in the other parts of the world, too. And no you don’t have to be a Buddhist to appreciate their beauty.                                                     

There is a wide range of Buddha statues available in different poses, made of various materials, and in varying sizes. The most popular form of Buddha statue is the one in which Lord Buddha is found seating in a lotus position. You might also be interested in a Buddha statue that is in a sleeping position for your bedroom, or a sitting Buddha resting his head on one raised knee for your meditation area. You can also find Buddha’s head adorned in turquoise and coral stones and Buddha in a palm. Statues are popularly made out of brass and stone.

There are also Chinese Buddha statues available. The Chinese Buddha statues has a rounder appearance and usually has a smiling or laughing face. When shopping for a Chinese or Indian Buddha statue online, make sure to purchase from a reputable store that deals directly with local artisans who create each piece by hand. Mass-produced Buddha statues do not have the same quality as those created by local Indian artisans.

 Always ask the online seller from where they get their Buddha statues. If you purchase statues made by locals, you get to help the small-village economies and allow artists to carry on with their traditional techniques. Some online sellers even donate part of the proceeds of your purchase to charity. This way, you don’t only buy a Buddha statue—you also touch the lives of others.

 It is important that the online seller has a secure website so that your payment and shipping details are protected. Lastly, don’t forget to check if the sellers offer a return policy for their Buddha statues.