Hand Crafted Chenrezig Statue
The evolution of Avalokitesvara resulted in the incarnation of Chenrezig on the Tibetan Plateau. In the the upper right hand our Chenrezig statue clutches the mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“. Chenrezig always has the best interests of sentient life in mind. In addition to constant recitations of his mantra, he has vowed to forgo enlightenment until all suffering is eliminated. Because of his limitless devotion to sentient life he is known as “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. Additionally, devotees have come to directly associate him with the compassion of the Buddha.
In his upper left hand he holds the lotus flower between his index finger and thumb. The lotus is very symbolic in Buddhism because it is a symbol of Nirvana. Indeed, the lotus grows from the muddy pond bottom to rise through the murky water and blossom in the clean air and sunshine. This important metaphor stands for a devotee rising above the sea of suffering to finally achieve the fruits of Nirvana.
Our Chenrezig statue has his two main hands pressed together in front of his chest. In between his hands is the mythical Cintamani jewel which will grant the wishes of devotees who have unwavering faith in it’s powers. Additionally, our Chenrezig statue sits in full lotus pose with two vajra symbols carved into the soles of his feet. The vajra is a Sanskrit word that means “diamond” or “thunderbolt”. The full lotus position is also known as the vajra pose and the symbol carries the meaning of unshakable virtue.
World Class Chenrezig Statue
This Chenrezig statue was hand carved by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. As a result, when you purchase our statue you can rest assured that it is of monastic quality. This is because our Nepali artisans have been the preferred choice of the Tibetan monasteries for nearly 1000 years. All of our Nepali Buddha statues are carved with traditional features using the traditional lost wax sculpting method.