This Vajradhara Buddha statue was elegantly hand carved by our artisans in Patan, Nepal. The artisans of Nepal have been practicing the art of lost wax metal casting for many centuries. As a result, over time they have become the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries. Therefore, when you purchase our Vajradhara Buddha statue you can rest assured that you have procured a monastic quality traditional Tibetan sculpture.
Vajradhara Buddha sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he holds the vajra in his right hand and the ghanta bell in his left hand. Also, his hands are crossed in the vajra or “diamond” mudra. The vajra symbol in his right hand is used by Hindu kings when they are engaged in battle.
However, in Buddhism the vajra is a symbol that represents the masculine aspect of compassion or skillful means. The ghanta bell is the feminine symbol for wisdom. It is the eternal union of compassion and wisdom which defines the state of enlightenment. Also known as the “State of Vajradhara”.
Our Vajradhara Buddha statue is a depiction of the primordial Buddha according to the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Additionally, he is the Tantric form of Shakyamuni Buddha. Vajradhara often appears in his Sambhogakaya form dressed elaborately in fine robes, jewels and a Bodhisattva crown. This Vajradhara Buddha statue also depicts him with the ushnisha topknot, elongated ears and the three necklines which are the markings of high social class in ancient India.