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Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

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Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

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Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

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Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

Postby greenjuice » Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:43 pm

The only statue that I could find that represents Buddha with shaved head is Tuyet Son Statue, from 18th century Vietnam, where Buddha is represented sitting/ relaxing.

As for the hairstyle on other statues, it is not Greek, but Indian in origin. It is usually called the rishi knot, the knot that sages make of their hair. Shiva is represented with such hairstyle, as are the Hindu rishis, such as Vyasa. A lot of sadhus tie their hair like that, as do Sikhs.

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Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

Postby chris98e » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:16 am

This topic intrigued me too when I first read about it. But the Buddha it is well know cut off some of his hair after he left his luxurious palace/home. And now that he is a Buddha he has a crown of hair which is one of the marks of a great being. :buddha2: :anjali: :bow:

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Re: Buddha Statues: Hairstyle?

Postby Paribbajaka » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:01 pm

I'm not sure of the source, but I'd always heard that the topknot hairstyle was also a visual way to distinguish between Buddha and other monks in art and statues.
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