Gold Gilded Antique Vajrasattva Statue
Our gold gilded 8″ antique Vajrasattva statue was hand made by our expert craftsman in Patan, Nepal. The statue features a brilliant antique luster and it is fully gilded with a 24 karat gold finish. Additionally, our Vajrasattva statue is adorned with the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva and he sits in full lotus pose on a double lotus pedestal. Also, please take note of the vajra in right hand which he holds close to his heart. The ghanta bell he holds in his left hand which rests on his lap.
Special Meaning of Antique Vajrasattva Statue
The ghanta bell is the ancient feminine symbol for wisdom and the vajra is the masculine symbol for compassion. As a result, our antique Vajrasattva statue symbolizes enlightenment. This is because it is the joining of these two virtues that create Nirvana.
Our Vajrasattva statue is the sambhogakaya embodiment of the Buddha. This embodiment is one of what is known as the 3 kayas (bodies) of the Buddha. However, the sambhogakaya is described as a “subtle body of limitless form”. This means that a Buddha or high level Bodhisattva can use the sambhogakaya to appear in any form necessary to relieve the suffering of sentient life. As a result, this antique Vajrasattva statue is one of our most important and significant statues.