Oxidized Copper 13.5″ Amitabha Buddha Statue (Made in Nepal)
Our Amitabha Buddha statue represents a highly venerated Buddha in both Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism. Amitabha Buddha spent thousands of lifetimes as a Bodhisattva named Dharmakara before he accepted his enlightened status. This is because he wished to have his own pure land. As a result, he first accumulated an infinite amount of merit. Finally, he fulfilled his vows and was granted his own pure land called Sukhavati. As a result, all devotees are welcome to join him there. To gain admission they only need to say his name or recite the Amitabha mantra 10 times. Once admitted, devotees will never be allowed to fall back into the vicissitudes of samsara. Additionally, they will be given mentoring from Amitabha and his retinue of Bodhisattvas until they become enlightened beings.
This Amitabha Buddha statue sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. His hands are flat in his lap depicting the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. Additionally, the traditional alms bowl of a Buddhist monk sits in the palm of his right hand. However, this alms bowl holds the three nectars that will cure the three poisons of greed, hatred and ignorance.
This Amitabha Buddha statue is depicted with the elongated ears, three neck lines, third eye of wisdom, ushnisha top knot and right turning hair coils. These are all markings of a Buddha and also indicate high social status in ancient India.
World Class Amitabha Buddha Statue
This Amitabha Buddha statue was handmade in Patan, Nepal using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the fine detailed engravings in his robe are world class. The artisans in Nepal have been perfecting the lost wax sculpting method for many centuries. As such, they have become the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries. Therefore, when you buy one of our Amitabha Buddha statues you can rest assured that you have procured a monastic quality traditional Tibetan Amitabha statue.