Partly Gilded Amitayus Statue
An Amitayus statue is used as the center point of Tibetan longevity rituals. This is because Amitayus is an embodiment of the longevity attribute of Amitabha Buddha. Buddhas have the ability to take any form necessary in order to ease the suffering of sentient life. As a result, Amitabha can choose to appear as longevity and grant long life to devotees. Therefore, Amitayus is what is called the sambhogakaya embodiment of Amitabha Buddha.
Amitayus Statue Features
The most prominent feature of our Amitayus statue is the ambrosia vessel which holds his longevity nectar. Additionally, Amitayus wears the crown and jewels of a bodhisattva. Also, above the crown is featured the ushnisha top knot that is associated with royalty in ancient India. The third eye between the brows indicates that Amitayus has achieved the state of perfected wisdom and he has the ability to see into a divine world.
Furthermore, Amitayus sits in full lotus pose. This is also known as the “Vajra” pose. Vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as diamond or lightening bolt in English. It is a symbol of indestructible virtue. Additionally, the earrings he is wearing also feature the Vajra symbol. Our Amitayus statue would make an inspirational addition to your home or meditation center.
Hand Made World Class Craftsmanship
Our Nepali statues are hand crafted using the traditional lost wax method. The artisans who create our Amitayus statues are members of the Shakya caste. The Shakya are renown for their work with gold statues.This Amitayus statue is fully gold gilded and it is of world class quality.
The methods used by our sculptors in Patan, Nepal have been passed down for many generations. The statues made in Nepal have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for 1000 years. When you buy a Amitayus statue in our store you can be assured it is of the highest quality.