First of Its Kind Miniature Sculpture of Lord Buddha Found in Udupi District

First of Its Kind Miniature Sculpture of Lord Buddha Found in Udupi District

A miniature sculpture of the Buddha has been found in Alembi of 76 Badagabettu village in Udupi district. The sculpture was found in the debris removed from an abandoned well in the village.
Prof. Murugeshi of the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, MSRS College, Shirva, Udupi district, said that this is the first-of-its-kind miniature sculpture found in Karnataka which is  9 cm in height and its width is about 2 cm. Lord Buddha is carved beautifully and he is seated on a lotus pedestal in Dharma Chakra Pravarthana Mudre delivering his first sermon at a deer park. Below the seat, six disciples are seated on either side of the Dharma Chakra. Buddha is seen in clothes and he is wearing earrings. A small Ushnisha is shown on the top of the head. In the back of his head, a beautifully carved round lobe is also seen. On the top corners, two Yakshas and on either side of his backload, two-winged horses are also carved.

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