Handmade Nepali 12.5″ Vajrasattva Statue
Our world renown artisans are members of the Shakya caste and they have a special emphasis in working with gold. This gold gilded Vajrasattva statue will provide you with inspiration and virtue for many lifetimes. The sculptors in Patan, Nepal have developed the lost wax sculpting method for many generations. As a result, they have perfected their craft and they are the preferred suppliers of the Tibetan monasteries.
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. This Vajrasattva statue will wear them very well and it will inspire all those who lay their eyes on your new statue.
The Symbolism of Vajrasattva Statues
Our Vajrasattva statue represents the deity of limitless form. This is because Vajrasattva is the Sambhogakaya embodiment of the Primordial Buddha. As a result, he is in fact a “subtle body of limitless form”. Therefore, the deity will take the most appropriate form in order to ease the suffering of sentient life. For example, if Vajrasattva is trying to assist a small child he can appear as a small child. However, he can also appear in much more abstract forms such as a pure light manifestation or as the embodiment of a virtue. These forms would be appropriate when teaching Bodhisattvas and other high level practitioners. Click here to discover the rich symbolism of Vajrasattva.
Vajrasattva Statue Features
This Vajrasattva statue is depicted with the Vajra in his right hand and the Ghanta bell in his left hand. These are very significant Buddhist symbols. The Ghanta is the feminine symbol for wisdom. Additionally, the vajra is the symbol for the masculine attribute of compassion. However, it is the combination of these two symbols that is the most potent. This is because Nirvana has been described as the state where wisdom and compassion are combined.
Furthermore, Vajrasattva is wearing the intricately carved crown and jewels of the Bodhisattva. Additional important features include the 3 neck lines, Ushnisha topknot and the third eye of wisdom. This sculpture portrays Vajrasattva sitting in the full lotus pose on top of s single lotus pedestal.