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Exclusive: Sri Lanka: Buddha’s Middle-Finger Mudra Unveiled in Kottawa

The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through the iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through religious and spiritual beliefs.

Buts some of sculpts in Sri Lanka applied new Mudras to create bad impressions on Buddhism. Such a statute with a new mudra was unveiled recently in the inaugurated Multimodal Center Makumbura, Kottawa. 

In this, one sculpt has created Buddha’s middle-finger mudra for the first time in the history and giant statue with fiddle-finder Mudra has placed on the upper floor of the Multimodal Center.

Unfortunately, politicians who were bragged about their knowledge of Buddhism were involved in this project also haven’t noticed what went wrong there.

Buddha's Middle-Finger Mudra in Kottawa 
Buddha in general means 'Awakened One'. That is someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. He is a person who knows everything about past, present and future, directly and simultaneously. He is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. No doubt his methods of teachings, construction of divine images, subsequent meditation, worship etc. gave mental peace to the human being.

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