Hand Made Nepali Amitayus Statue (w/Consort)
Our Amitayus statue with consort has a very close affiliation with Amitabha Buddha. This is because Amitayus is the sambhogakaya embodiment of Amitabha when he is appearing as his longevity attribute. As a result, an Amitayus statue is usually the centerpiece of longevity rituals that are performed for devotees who wish for longer life.
As part of the ritual, A replica of his ambrosia vase is filled with spirits or beer and it is consecrated. Additionally, small pills that are made of buttered dough are included as part of the ritual. These pills are to be consumed with the consecrated wine during the ritual. However, for the ritual to be effective devotees must have unequivocal faith in the legitimacy of the ritual and of Amitabha’s longevity attribute. If so, the ritual can effectively prolong their lives.
Amitayus Statue with Consort Features
Our Amitayus Buddha statue with consort is depicted in full lotus pose sitting on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, Amitayus holds the ambrosia vessel on his lap and it is filled with the nectar of immortality. The ambrosia vase sits in the palm of his right hand. The hands of Amitayus are depicting the Dhyana or “meditation” mudra. This mudra is very significant in Buddhism because it is believed to enhance concentration during the practice of meditation. The Dhyana mudra is also commonly depicted by statues of Amitabha Buddha.
Additional features of our Amitayus statue include the elegantly carved crown and jewels of the bodhisattva. Also, Amitayus is featured with the Ushnisha topknot and blue hair. The color blue is very significant in Buddhism because meditating on the color blue has special effects. The effects are that anger and ill will can be transformed into wisdom. This is a very strong belief of Tibetan Buddhists.
Our Amitayus statues are crafted by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. These artisans have been supplying the Tibetan monasteries with their statues and ritual items for nearly 1000 years. As a result, when you buy an Amitayus Buddha statue you can rest assured you have purchased a world class statue.