Buddha Protected By Serpents Statue, 1.5 Inches Tall
This small Buddha Statue depicts the Buddha in Meditation being protected from the rain by King Mucalinda, a seven-headed Naga (magical serpent able to change from human form to serpent form), spreading his hood over the head of The Buddha so that the rain would not disturb The Buddha's meditation. Naga's have a special role in both Buddhism and Hinduism, and you will often see carvings of Nagas outside of Buddhist temples as they are considered to be "protectors" of The Buddha's teachings (known as The Dharma). In Hinduism, one of the creation stories has Lord Vishnu dreaming the cosmos in to existence while floating on the Naga Śeṣa. This statue is associate with both meditation (concentration, or right might) and as well as protection.