Our large 12″ Vajrasattva statue is depicted in classic full lotus pose resting on a double lotus pedestal. The statue was hand crafted in Patan, Nepal using the lost wax sculpting method. Additionally, the Nepali Artisans have been using the lost wax sculpting method for over 1000 years. As a result, they have perfected their craft and protected the technique within their tight knit family castes.
This Vajrasattva statue is depicted holding the classic ghanta bell and the vajra symbol. Additionally, the statue is gold gilded in 24 karat gold and was hand crafted by our master artisan in Patan, Nepal. When you purchase this statue you can rest assured that you have procured a world class monastic quality sculpture.
Special Adornments for Vajrasattva
Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Vajrasattva 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 the delusion of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. This Vajrasattva statue will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue. Click here to discover more about the rich symbolism of Vajrasattva.
Vajrasattva Rituals for Karma Purification
Tibetan Buddhists strongly associate Vajrasattva with karma purification rituals. Indeed, Vajrasattva is a complex deity. However, devotees believe that reciting his mantra will clean the five aggregates of all past negative karma.
Vajrasattva has a 100 syllable mantra and a much shorter 6 syllable mantra. Although lamas teach devotees that both mantras are equally effective, the 100 syllable mantra is clearly more difficult. Nonetheless, all devotees need to say is “Om Vajrasattva Hum” and the deity will heed their call.
“OM VAJRASATTVA HUM”
Sambhogakaya Embodiment of Vajrasattva
Vajrasattva is known as the “subtle body of limitless form” and this is a special embodiment that is reserved for Buddhas and high level Bodhisattvas. Although Vajrasattva is considered by many to be a Bodhisattva, he is the embodiment used by the Primordial Buddha – Vajradhara.
The embodiment is used to reach sentient beings in the most effective way. As such, the sambhogakaya can take any form necessary to relieve the suffering of sentient life. This means that they can appear in forms other than a human body. Also, this special embodiment is used as a teaching tool to instruct enlightened beings such as Bodhisattvas.