The elephant is a very auspicious creature in both the Buddhist and yogic traditions. Buddha's mother dreamed of a white elephant on the night he was conceived. The elephant is a symbol of mental strength. At the beginning of one's practice, the uncontrolled mind is likened to a wild elephant who is capable of great destruction. After taming the mind through the practice of dharma, the tamed mind is symbolized by a white elephant, strong and powerful, which can be directed wherever one wishes and can destroy all obstacles on the way.
White marble with various inlays such as turquoise, lapis, coral, and malachite. Hand carved in India. Because the statue is hand carved, slight variations in the design and decoration may occur.
Materials: white marble with turquoise, lapis, coral, and malachite inlay
Size: 3 7/8" w x 1 3/4" d x 4 1/2" h
Made in India