In this minimalist cubist rendition of the Icon, Buddha is represented standing while holding a lotus while the sun forms a halo around his head. Kalyanpurkar uses iconography to formulate a dual symbolic meaning. The sun rising behind Buddha forms the halo signifying his attainment of Enlightenment. On the other hand, the lotus in his hand symbolizes the growth and struggle of a man born in the swamps of human desire blooming into an enlightened individual. Much like the lotus itself, born in the mud, not only does the enlightened soul bloom into the enlightened figure of beauty and repose but also purifies the water it was born in.