Buddha in a seated position in the padmasana or full lotus position and is the position of deep meditation with his face set in deep concentration and . His right hand is raised in the abhaya mudra which is known as the fear not hand position with his hand open. 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.