It is believed by the Tibetans that the Buddha was responsible for delivering the knowledge of medicine to the people of the world, and in fact the right hand facing outward signifies "granting a boon" meaning, giving a blessing to mankind. The Medicine Buddha is sought after by those seeking health, and is more commonly found in the Buddhist temples and communities of Nepal and Tibet. The term Buddha literally means enlightened one, a knower. 4 7/8. X 10 at widest points.