Gold Gilded Vajrasattva Statue
Our Vajrasattva statue is a depiction of the Sambhogakaya embodiment of the primordial Buddha – Vajradhara. In Mahayana Buddhist beliefs, the Sambhogakaya is one of the three Buddha bodies of the “Trikaya” known as the “subtle body of limitless form”. Theoretically, Buddhas and high level Bodhisattvas can use the Sambhogakaya to take any form necessary. As a result, they tend to use the embodiment that is most appropriate for their target audience.
This Vajrasattva statue portrays Vajradhara and he is the embodiment of enlightenment. Therefore, it is important that he is depicted holding the primary elements of enlightenment. As a result, the vajra is in his right hand and the ghanta bell is in his left. The vajra is a ritual tool and it is also a weapon used in war. Additionally, the English translation of the Sanskrit word Vajra is diamond and also thunderbolt. Vajrasattva is depicted with the diamond symbol carved into the soles of his feet and he holds the traditional vajra in his hand.
An additional meaning of the vajra is that it symbolizes compassion and skillful means. These are masculine attributes that when joined with the ghanta symbolize enlightenment. The ghanta (bell) that he is holding in his left hand is the symbol for the feminine attribute of wisdom. It is the joining of compassion and wisdom that results in enlightenment. Therefore, the meaning of the statue is portrayed as enlightenment which is the essence of Buddhahood. This is most appropriate for a Sambhogakaya embodiment of Vajradhara the Primordial Buddha.
“Om Vajrasattva Hum”
World Class Vajrasattva Statue
Our Vajrasattva statue was hand crafted by the artisans of Patan Nepal using the lost wax method. For many centuries, the Buddha statues created in Patan have been the preferred choice for the Tibetan monasteries. As a result, when you purchase one of our Vajrasattva statues you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality Buddhist sculpture.