Saibaba Statue

Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This object in my hands belongs to my father. He brought it from India. The object is a statue of a very important Saint. The Saint’s name is Saibaba. The statue is exactly 7 ½ inches tall and about 4 inches wide. The statue is made out of a special metal called copper. In the statue the Saint is sitting on a wall with one hand lifted up as sign of giving a blessing and the other hand is placed on his knee. The Saint is wearing a scarf around his neck. The color of his robe and scarf are orange in color. The expression on his face is peaceful and he looks as though he is concentrating deeply on something that is on his mind. In other words, he looks very peaceful and focused.My dad bought this statue from India. The statue is very important to him because my dad believes that praying to this Saint has given my father a lot of good luck in his life. My dad was born in India and he grew up over there. He came to America in 1998. He settled in New York City when he arrived here. When he left India he had mixed feelings about leaving his country and coming to America. America provided him many opportunities. Even with a good job, thrilling place, he was still lonely without his family. He had trouble learning to speak a new language and adjust to a new culture. He was happy that he had brought the statue of the Saint with him because his father had given it to him. My grandfather had bought it at a temple. It brings him a lot of happiness in his new country.

Year: 1998

– Lydia

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