This beautiful Buddha is seated in the Padmasana or Full lotus position with both his feet facing upwards with his Right hand raised in abhaya mudra and his left hand in his lap holding an alms Bowl. He has an ushna or third eye in the middle of his forehead which signifies that he can see the true nature of the world. His hair is in tight curls and his face of deep concentration. Carved from Soft Stone of Orissa by artisans whose ancestors have practiced this craft of stone carving for centuries. Hammers and chisels of various sizes and shapes, called the Muna, Patili, Martual, Thuk-Thuki and Nitana are used to bring life these life-like figures from featureless stone. Once engraved, the finishing Is done by scrapping out the extra material using a flat-edged iron tool.