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Seated Buddha statue in the meditative samadhi or dyāna posture. This one currently has a metal fence around it. Height: 1.75 meters. The long elevated slab of stone is a āsana (The Āsanagahara is the shrine of the Buddha's seat or throne), which is the earliest aniconic form for reverence for the Buddha, representing the seat of the Buddha at the time of his Enlightenment and is associated with the ancient practice of āsana vandanāva - worship of the Buddha's "throne." Also found here are several Buddhapada, another stage of the aniconic representation of the Buddha prior to the construction of Buddha images.