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Carved Jade Item of Maitreya Buddha Recognized as World’s Largest by WRCA

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Carved Jade Item of Maitreya Buddha Recognized as World’s Largest by WRCA

August 17
06:52 2021

On June 26, 2021, a WRCA World Record Certification Ceremony was held in Ningbo, China. Verified on site by the WRCA, a brand under the UK-based World Record Certification Limited, a carved jade item of Maitreya Buddha has been recognized as the world’s largest of its kind. The item belongs to Ningbo Fushan Cultural Development Co., Ltd. (China).

This statue of Maitreya Buddha, made from a single piece of jade, weighs 11.8 tonnes and measures 2.66 meters long, 1.5 meters wide and 1.5 meters high. The piece of jade was found in Myanmar, weighing 19.7 tons, with a height of 3.3 meters, an inner diameter of 2.45 meters, and an average circumference of 5.5 meters. At the end of 2018, Ningbo Fushan Cultural Development Co., Ltd. invited Mr. Zhao Min, a member of the Sino-American Association, a senior craft artist, and a famous jade carving master, to preside over the design and creation of the jade item of Maitreya Buddha. After three years of hard work, the Maitreya Buddha statue is now basically completed.

According to Ningbo Fushan, this jade item of Maitreya Buddha is worth 1.8 billion yuan, appraised by a third-party appraisal agency. The company will start a national tour tour when the statue is completed. 

The famous jade statue master Zhao Min said this Maitreya Buddha statue is the world’s largest statue made from a jade. It showcases the integration of Maitreya culture, folk culture and traditional culture. It is the pride of Chinese Buddhism.

Maitreya, the “future Buddha” in Buddhist eschatology, is a Bodhisattva that many Buddhists believe will eventually appear on earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. As such, he will be the spiritual successor of the historic Śākyamuni Buddha.

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