World Class 9.75″ Nepali Chenrezig Statue
This world class Chenrezig statue was created by our Nepali master craftsman using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. For nearly 1000 years, the artisans of Nepal have protected their caste secrets and passed them down. Over the centuries, Nepal has become the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for statues and ritual items. As a result, you can rest assured that you have procured a monastic quality Chenrezig statue. Additionally, this Chenrezig statue is a one of a kind original that will last for many lifetimes.
Special Adornments for Your Chenrezig Statue
Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Chenrezig statue with the jewelry and crown of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise or red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes their readiness to act. Additionally, devotees meditating on the color red can transform anger into wisdom. The color red is often worn by other deities to pay tribute to Amitabha Buddha. This Chenrezig statue will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.
The Symbols of our Chenrezig Statue
Our beautiful Chenrezig statue is depicted with two of his hands pressed together in front of his chest. In between his hands he is holding the wish fulfilling jewel of enlightenment called the “cintamani”. The cintamani is perceived by devotees to manifest itself as whatever the devotee is praying for. Furthermore, the clasped hands show his deep respect for Amitabha Buddha.
In his upper left hand he holds a lotus in full bloom. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhism as it encourages devotees to rise above the murky challenges of existence and express compassion for all life. Additionally, in his upper right hand he is holding the “108 mala beads” which is also known as the Buddhist rosary beads. Chenrezig continuously counts the beads as he recites mantra to show his constant state of compassion for the world.
The compassion of Avalokitesvara is so vast that he promised to delay entering Nirvana until all the suffering beings could join him there. As a result, his head split and he blew up into thousands of pieces. Fortunately, Amitabha came to his assistance and put him back together again. Avalokitesvara was recreated with many heads and arms so he could work harder to save all sentient life from misery. Click here to learn more about the important symbolism of Avalokiteshvara.
The Ubiquity of Avalokiteshvara
In Tibet, Chenrezig is believed to be an incarnation of Avalokitesvara. Also, Chenrezig represents the compassion of all Buddhas and is therefore known as the “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. Additionally, the multiple arms of Avalokitesvara statues are one of the most widely recognized figures of Buddhism.
The multi armed Chenrezig features are also seen in Japanese Kannon statues and as Chinese Guanyin. Indeed, our Chenrezig statue has 4 arms and one head. However, other Chenrezig statues can have a thousand arms and sometimes many heads. Additionally, embodiments of Avalokitesvara can be depicted in either male or female form.