Dharmachakra or wheel of dharma - pendant

Dharmachakra or wheel of dharma - pendant 3D print model


Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism. often used as a decoration in Buddhist temples, statues and inscriptions The Wheel of the Law (dharmachakra) is the single most important symbol of Buddhism, denoting the Buddha's First Sermon in the forest at Sarnath, where he set Buddhist Law (dharma) in motion. The dharmachakra or wheel of dharma is a widespread symbol used in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, and especially Buddhism. Historically, the dharmachakra was often used as a decoration in East Asians, statues and inscriptions, beginning with the earliest period of East Asian culture to the present. In Buddhism, the Dharma Chakra is widely used to represent the Buddha's Dharma (Buddha's teaching and the universal moral order), Gautama Buddha himself and the walking of the path to enlightenment, since the time of Early Buddhism.[10][1][note 1] The symbol is also sometimes connected to the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and Dependent Origination. The pre-Buddhist dharmachakra (Pali: dhammacakka) is considered one of the ashtamangala (auspicious signs) in Hinduism and Buddhism and often used as a symbol of both faiths.[11][note 2] It is one of the oldest known South Asian symbols found in South Asian art, appearing with the first surviving post-Indus Valley civilization Indic iconography in the time of the Buddhist king Ashoka.[10][10][note 1]

The Buddha is said to have set the wheel of dharma in motion when he delivered his first sermon,[12] which is described in the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. This turning of the wheel signifies a great and revolutionary change with universal consequences, brought about by an exceptional human being. Buddhism adopted the wheel as a symbol from the Indic mythical idea of the ideal king, called a chakravartin (wheel-turner, or universal monarch),[7][12] who was said to possess several mythical objects, including the ratana cakka (the ideal wheel). The Mahā Sudassana Sutta of the Digha Nikaya describes this wheel as having a nave (nābhi), a thousand spokes (sahassārāni) and a felly (nemi), all of which are perfect in every respect.[9] Siddhartha Gautama was said to have been a mahapurisa (great man) who could have chosen to become a wheel turning king, but instead became the spiritual counterpart to such a king, a wheel turning sage, i.e. a Buddha.[13]

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  • 3D Manufacturing File (.3mf)27.9 MB
  • Stereolithography (.stl)36.7 MB
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx)55.3 MB
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)16.1 MB

3D Model details

  • Publish date2021-06-16
  • Model ID#3104901
  • Ready for 3D Printing