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Partly Gold Gilded 9″ Vajradhara Buddha Statues

$699.00 $399.00

Name: 9″ Vajradhara Buddha Statues

Product Dimensions: Height: 9″, Width: 6.75″, Depth: 4.25″
Production Method: Lost Wax Method
Production Materials: Copper Alloy & Partly 24 Karat Gold Gilded
Shipping Weight: 2500 grams approx.
Product Origin: Patan, Nepal

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Vajradhara Buddha Statues On Sale

In nature, a diamond is considered indestructible and the only thing which can harm it is another diamond. Therefore, our Vajradhara Buddha statues are appropriately depicted displaying the “Vajra” mudra. In English, the Vajradhara meaning translates as “diamond holder” and he is the ultimate primordial Buddha. Furthermore, Vajradhara is the Tantric form of Shakyamuni Buddha. Therefore, he is believed to be the supreme essence of all male Buddhas the “Ruler of the Vajra Beings”.

The “Vajra” mudra in our Vajradhara statue is expressed with hands crossed in front of the Buddha’s heart. In his left hand he is holding the ghanta (bell) which symbolizes the feminine principle of wisdom. In his right hand he is holding a vajra which symbolizes masculine principles of enlightenment such as skillful means, compassion and bliss. It is this union of male and female aspects – compassion and wisdom – which lead to enlightenment. Our Vajradhara is depicted in singular form however there is another form of Vajradhara statue that is depicted with a consort. This plural version is called yabyum and it depicts the Vajradhara consort seated on his lap holding him in sensually tight embrace.

There is some controversy among Buddhist scholars about whether Vajradhara has replaced Samantabhadra as the ultimate primordial Buddha. This controversy arises because Samantabhadra was the original primordial or “adi” Buddha. In fact, some Buddhist schools of thought have not accepted Vajradhara as the new “adi” Buddha. Our Vajradhara Buddha statues are depicted well adorned with jewels and also wearing the crown of a bodhisattva. In contrast, Samantabhadra is usually adorned with more conservative attire. Nonetheless, there is no dispute concerning their transcendental equivalence.

All of our Buddha statues are manufactured in Patan Nepal using the traditional lost wax method. Therefore, our master craftsman use cast metal sculpting techniques that have been passed down for centuries. The traditional artisans of Patan, Nepal work tirelessly to produce the world’s best hand crafted metal sculptures as they have done for a thousand years. Our Buddha statues are of the highest quality and will last for many lifetimes.

Vajradhara Buddha Statues
Vajradhara Buddha Statues


Additional sources:

http://cubuddhism.pbworks.com/w/page/24940047/Vajradhara
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vajradhara