Antique Chenrezig Buddha Statue
Our partly gold gilded Chenrezig Buddha statue was hand made using the lost wax method. The lost wax method has been used for many centuries to create the best Buddha statues in the world. As a result, our Chenrezig Buddha statues are considered to be world class. Additionally, our craftsmen in Nepal have been the chosen providers of Buddha sculptures to the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. The face of the statue is also painted by hand by the best artisans in the business. Therefore, when combined the face painting and hand carved details make this one of the best statues in the world.
Special Meaning of This Chenrezig Buddha Statue
Buddhism was founded in India and has become one of the world’s most highly venerated religions. However, as Buddhist beliefs spread to the East certain adaptations were made to suit different cultures. As a result, the identity of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was modified when Buddhism arrived in Tibet. The result was the Bodhisattva became known as Chenrezig.
Our antique Chenrezig Buddha statue is holding the mala beads in his upper right hand. This is because he is constantly reciting mantras to relieve the suffering of sentient life. Additionally, our Chenrezig Buddha statue is pressing the “cintamani jewel” between two of his hands in front of his chest. This special jewel is believed by both Hindus and Buddhist to grant wishes. Therefore, this is a special symbol and it is highly auspicious to have a Chenrezig statue depicted with the cintamani jewel.