Bodhisattva Statues

Bodhisattva Statues

A Bodhisattva statue is possibly the most unique and diverse form of Buddhist sculpture. As Buddhism spread eastwards out of India, Bodhisattva statues took on many new original embodiments. Our Bodhisattva statues are hand crafted in Patan, Nepal by the same artisans who have been supplying the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. Therefore, you can rest assured that a Bodhisattva statue purchased in our store is of monastic quality. A few Bodhisattvas have reached the highest level of achievement in the practice of Buddhism. However, in a gesture of overwhelming compassion they have chosen to forgo enlightenment. This noble gesture has resulted in some Bodhisattvas being enshrined in the Buddhist pantheon. However, a Bodhisattva is not the same as a fully fledged Buddha, although at some point all Buddhas were once Bodhisattvas. The statues listed in this category are generally agreed to be exclusively bodhisattva statues. Bodhisattvas can take many different forms including both male or female. Their depictions can vary widely depending on the location and school of Buddhism which is followed. Please view our full selection below.

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