1000 Armed Avalokitesvara Statue (Oxidized)
The 1000 armed Avalokitesvara statue depicts the most unique embodiment of this venerable Bodhisattva. Additionally, there is a most interesting Avalokitesvara story that illuminates how this portrayal came to be. Due to overwhelming compassion, Avalokitesvara (Chenrezig) exploded into thousands of pieces. Apparently, the immense pressure of his vow to rescue all sentient life from suffering was too much to handle. Fortunately, Amitabha Buddha put Avalokitesvara back together again. However, he gave Avalokitesvara 1000 arms and 11 heads to better observe and ultimately relieve the suffering of all sentient life.
The unique form of our 1000 armed Avalokitesvara statue displays a eye on the palm of each hand. As a result, each of the five method perfections (fingers) are joined with the sixth perfection of wisdom (eye). Additionally, Avalokitesvara was given 11 heads with the head of Amitabha Buddha on the top and the penultimate head is that of Vajrapani.
Other notable aspects of this 1000 armed Avalokitesvara statue include what he is holding in his hands. The crystal mala beads represent his constant recitation of the Avalokitesvara mantra “om mani padme hum”. Additionally, he holds the lotus flower over his left shoulder. This is an important symbol of enlightenment and it encourages devotees to rise above the sea of suffering.
His two main hands are pressed in front of his chest to show respect for Amitabha Buddha. Also, he holds the cintamani jewel between the palms of these two hands. This special jewel is believed to grant faithful devotees whatever they wish for.
World Class 1000 Armed Avalokitesvara Statue
All of our Buddha statues are hand crafted using the lost wax method by our artisans in Patan, Nepal. Their methods have been preserved and passed down for many generations. As a result, their high quality sculptures have long been the preferred choice of the Tibetan monasteries. Therefore, when you purchase one of our 1000 armed Avalokitesvara statues you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality sculpture.