Partly Gilded Vajrasattva Statue (Antique Finish)
Our Vajrasattva statue is one of the three kayas (Buddha bodies) called the sambhogakaya. Additionally, he holds the vajra in his right hand and the ghanta (bell) in his left hand. These are common symbols associated with Vajrasattva. The sculptor of this Vajrasattva statue also depicted him wearing the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. However, he also is imbued with traditional symbols such as the Ushnisha topknot, necklines and the third eye of wisdom is engraved between his brows.
Special Meaning of our Vajrasattva Statue
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.
The lotus flower is also very symbolic in Buddhist belief. The reason is that the lotus flower rises above the murky pond water to blossom in the clean air above. This is a common flower found in Asia and as a result it has come to symbolize Nirvana. Similar to the lotus flower, dedicated Buddhist practitioners will rise above the sea of suffering and obtain wisdom which can eventually lead to enlightenment. Therefore, it is very significant that Vajrasattva sits in the full lotus pose on top of a double lotus pedestal.
Our Vajrasattva statue was hand made by our skilled master artisan in Patan, Nepal. As a result, when you purchase one of our Buddha statues you can rest assured that you have procured a world class monastic quality sculpture.