8″ Nepali Vajrasattva Statue (Antique Finish)
Our Vajrasattva statue was handmade by our skilled master artisan in Patan, Nepal. The method of the Nepali sculptors is called the “lost wax” metal casting technique. As a result of using this method, the statue is a one of a kind original. Therefore, our customers can enjoy a statue that can never be fully duplicated.
These Nepali artisans have been the preferred choice of sculptures and ritual items for the Tibetan monasteries over many centuries. Therefore, when you purchase one of our Vajrasattva statues you can rest assured you have procured an monastic quality statue.
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 anger into wisdom. This Vajrasattva statue will wear the adornments very well and they will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.
Symbolism of our Vajrasattva Statue
This Vajrasattva statue is depicted holding the vajra in his right hand and the ghanta (bell) in his left hand. These symbols are highly associated with Vajrasattva. The ghanta (bell) represents the attribute of wisdom and the vajra symbolizes the attribute of compassion. The meaning of these two symbols seen together is very significant. This is because it is the joining of compassion and wisdom which is the symbol of enlightenment.
Furthermore, it is very significant that Vajrasattva sits in the full lotus pose on top of a double lotus pedestal. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. The reason is that the lotus flower rises above the murky pond water to blossom in the clean air above. Similar to the lotus flower, dedicated Buddhist practitioners will rise above the sea of suffering and obtain wisdom which can eventually lead to enlightenment. Click here to discover more about the rich symbolism of Vajrasattva.
Vajrasattva Rituals for Karma Purification
A Vajrasattva statue is the Sambhogakaya embodiment of Vajradhara Buddha. Additionally, 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”