Largest Jade Buddha in the world

The largest Jade Buddha in the world weighs 4tonnes and 2.7m in height. Originated from Canada, the 18-tonne gemstone was incidentally found by a man who also had a "green" attached to his name, Ian Green, who is an Australian. He managed to raise funds to buy the piece at US 1.5 million.

The jadestone had its formation after Buddha, thanks to the 6 renowned jade carvers from Thailand who carved the figure inspired after the famous image of Buddha at Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodh Gaya (holy city), India.

It took 5 yrs completion for the carving and polishing work and since 2008, this Buddha statue has traveled over 14 countries and is currently displayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will then continue its travel for another 3 yrs until finally resting at its permanent home at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia.

Visitors who snap photo with the Buddha statue as the backdrop have come to show that they see a symmetrical light or as i see it is round sometimes. More news about this can be viewed here.

Comments

That's very interesting to see. I like to see it for myself.
Mystique Earth said…
Hi Destin,
The statue will next be moving to:
Penang Time Square
Penang, Malaysia
Date: 06 - 14 April 2013

For More current updates, you can find it at : http://www.jadebuddha.org.au/en/

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.
Hi! Thanks for posting this info. We're planning to go in Malaysia next week and definitely check this out.
Mystique Earth said…
Hi @ Affordable Chicago Bankruptcy Attorney,
Wishing you a safe, pleasant journey coupled with wonderful memories to cherish.
TC

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