Which Direction Should a Buddha Statue Face?

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A Buddha statue should always face east, as Buddha reached enlightenment by meditating upon the rising sun, according to legend. A Buddha statue must never be placed on the ground; it should always be elevated. It is also improper to place a Buddha statue in the bathroom.

It is preferable to place the Buddha statue in a room that is dedicated to prayer and spirituality; if this is not possible, then the statue should be placed in a special position. The statue must never be placed in a position where people’s feet point towards it or near objects that tower over it.