Friday, August 17, 2012

12 Arhat (Luohan) of Buddhism, Melbourne, Australia

















These 12 Arhat statues were discovered in a temple I had visited. Arhats are the spiritual practitioners that have reached certain stages of attainment. Most of them have rid off foes of afflictions. Each individual of them have a gift of their own depicted in each of the statue.

There is a growing trend in the number of Buddhism temples in Melbourne. So far I had spotted quite a few in Dandenong, Sprinvale and Yarraville. 

All taken by Pentax 43mm.