Oxidized Copper 14″ Vajrasattva Statue (Hand Crafted)
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 they 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.
Our Vajrasattva statue depicts him wearing the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. He sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. In his right hand he holds the vajra which is the masculine symbol for compassion or skillful means. Additionally, he holds the ghanta bell in his left hand which symbolizes the feminine attribute of wisdom. It is the joining of these two virtues that will give devotees the enlightened body, speech and mind of a Buddha. In other words, the eternal union of compassion and wisdom is the state of Nirvana.
All of our Vajrasattva statues were hand crafted by the artisans of Patan, Nepal. Over 1000 years the artisans of Patan have perfected the art of lost wax metal sculpture. As a result, they have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. Therefore, when you purchase our Vajrasattva statue you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality traditional Tibetan statue.