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Images of Buddha
Statues of Buddha include lots of symbols. There are 32 symbols in Buddhism which show that the Buddha was a special person. Any of these symbols can be used on statues. For example the Buddha is often shown with:

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 14 Mar '13 11:16 am
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A bump on on the top of his head - a symbol that he had special talents.
a round mark on his forehead, which is his third eye - a symbol to show that he could see things ordinary people cannot see.
curled hair (the curls are actually snails that kindly covered his head-shaved because he renounced the worldly life- to protect him from the sun as he sat meditating.) The are a symbol that he was a very holy man.
long ears from the weight of his princely earrings-now missing because he renounced his worldly life. (Sidhartha didn't just give up being rich, but also, renounced being head of an army as a prince, which shows his non-violence
Answered by iqbal seth, 14 Mar '13 11:19 am

 
  
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Laughing buddha
Answered by Quest, 14 Mar '13 11:48 am

 
  
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Symbols of Buddhism The wheel of life which symbolizes the cycle of life, death and rebirth. The eight spokes remind people that the Buddha taught about eight ways of life.
The lotus flower symbolizes purity and divine birth. The lotus flower grows in mud at the bottom of a pool, but rises above the surface to become a beautiful flower. A flower may be very beautiful and have a wonderful scent, but it soon withers and dies. This shows that nothing in life is perfect.
Images of Buddha Statues of Buddha include lots of symbols. There are 32 symbols in Buddhism which show that the Buddha was a special person. Any of these symbols can be used on statues.
Answered by Psycho, 14 Mar '13 11:21 am

 
  
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Lotus
Answered by Shantha, 14 Mar '13 11:17 am

 
  
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