The Best Buddha Statues for Sale, Handmade in Nepal

Nepali Sculpture History and Future

Choose the Best Buddha Statue for Sale

Should you buy an Authentic Buddha statue for sale? Choose hand crafted Buddha statues created by the world’s best artisans in Patan, Nepal. The world’s best Buddha statue for sale will bring you many blessings. As a result, you will receive a handmade Buddha sculpture for your home, your meditation center, your business and your personal Buddhist altar, but also receive karma and merit that will improve your life and the lives of your loved ones.

We have a hundreds of Buddha statues for sale in our online store. Shop wisely and pay close attention to the Buddha statue description. First, begin searching the categories that you will find in the drop down menus in our website header.

From there, select the deity that matches your practice method. All of the necessary details you need to make a wise decision are available for you in the product listing page.

Choose from our wide selection of Nepali statues including Green Tara, White Tara, plus many important Buddha statues, Bodhisattvas, Guru statues, meditational deities and also Dharmapala statues. In addition, each statue is a 100% handmade original. Indeed, there is only one statue like it in the world. Find your perfect statue for many lifetimes of karma blessings.

How do you Choose the Best Buddha Statue?

Which Buddhist deity inspires you the most? Is it Green Tara, Avalokiteshvara or do you like the fierce Buddhist protector deities? We have the right statue for all levels of Buddhist practitioners. There are literally hundreds of statues for you to choose from. Spend some time choosing the right deity that is priced right for your budget. 

Indeed, Shakyamuni Buddha statues portray the historical Buddha of our time. This statue is ideal for beginners and experts alike. It could be the perfect Buddha statue, especially if it is your first. Draw inspiration from the original Buddha and bring it into your home.

Advanced practitioners will appreciate our selection of esoteric statues such as Vajrayogini, Vajravarahi, Mahakala, Hayagriva and Yamantaka. We have carefully manicured our entire selection of statues over many years and we have the right statue, at the right price created by the right artisan. Tell me what you need to have and I will find it for you in the most efficient manner at the best possible price.

Female Buddha Statue for sale
Tibetan Buddha Statue for sale, Vajrayogini

In addition, do not overlook our selection of hand crafted accessories such as offering bowls, mandalas, singing bowls and much more. Are you looking for a masterpiece thangka painting? We have that too.

Custom Made Buddha Statue for Sale (Made to Order)

We can also create the Buddha statue of your dreams. Would you like to buy a custom made Buddha statue for sale that was created by our Nepali master artisan? This is a very rewarding experience that we can make happen for you. I will personally coordinate the statue creation process and we will keep you updated throughout with photos and short videos.

This is indeed an excellent alternative especially if you have a special guru that you want us to create a statue of. This is an ideal alternative to buying a statue off the shelf, we are happy to accommodate your request. Contact me for all the details.

Our artisans can create a statue which fits perfectly into your home. Additionally, we can apply the finish that is your preference. All our statues include hand face painting which brings the statue to life. I am able to walk you through the entire process and you can receive your statue within 2-3 weeks time.

Authentic Nepali Buddha Statue for Sale

An authentic Buddha statue made in Nepal is world renown for craftsmanship quality. Therefore, each Buddha statue for sale was handmade using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. This technique has been used by the Nepali artisans for many centuries to make real hand carved Buddha statues.

Our selection of Buddha statues comes directly from the traditional artisans working throughout the Kathmandu Valley. As a result, you can find the best authentic Buddha statues available here. Additionally, each statue comes with free express shipping worldwide. 

What Makes A Buddha Statue Authentic?

An authentic Buddha statue is handmade one at a time with real materials by a qualified artisan. Additionally, the statue will be fire gilded with real gold finish. To be clear, authentic statues are not mass produced with reusable moulds and synthetic materials.

First, the sculptor creates a perfect hand carved wax replica of the deity. When the wax replica is finished, the wax is carefully layered with a mixture of special clay minerals.

Afterwards, the clay is allowed to dry which creates a hardened cast around the wax sculpture. The wax is then melted and allowed to drain out through a hole in the bottom of the cast.

After the cast has been completely drained of wax, it is filled with molten copper alloy and allowed to cool for a few days. Afterwards, the cast is carefully cracked and pulled away to reveal an authentic Buddha statue in unfinished form.

Meditating Buddha Statue for Sale
Amitabha Buddha Statue made in Nepal.

Authentic 24K Gold Gilded Finish

After smoothing out any imperfections, the statue is hand polished and the finishing touches are applied. The two primary types of finish are:

  1. 24k Gold Gilding or
  2. Oxidized Copper (antiquated)

The statue can be fully gold gilded or partly gold gilded. Likewise, an antiquated statue can feature a fully antiquated finish and also be partly gold gilded. This combination of antiquated finish with gold gilded trim displays a contrast preferred by some buyers.  

A combination of mercury, 18K gold dust and a torch are used to apply real gold to the copper surface of the statue. The process begins by mixing the gold dust with a solution of mercury. This mixture is then applied evenly to the statue and extreme heat is applied using a torch. The application of extreme heat causes the mercury to evaporate which removes impurities in the gold leaving behind a pure 24K gold finish!

The gold finish will remain tarnish free indefinitely. Additionally, the unmistakable luster of pure gold imbues the statue with life like qualities. The Buddha’s face is then painted with real gold paint. It will inspire all who see it with a sense of genuine peace and tranquility.

Authentic Buddha Statue for Sale, Tibetan Primordial Buddha
Tibetan Primordial Buddha Statue – Vajradhara

Historical Origin of Buddha Statues

The first statues of the Buddha did not include depictions of the body. As a result, the origination of real Buddha statues did not begin simultaneously with the inception of Buddhism in 500 BCE.

Instead, artifacts from that time period depicted the Buddha’s footprint or the Buddha’s horse without a rider. Indeed, the Buddhist concepts of impermanence and no self at first impeded the evolution of Buddhist art. The Heart Sutra explains the concept of emptiness.

Here then,
Form is no other than emptiness,
emptiness no other than form.
Form is only emptiness,
emptiness only form.”
~Heart Sutra~

It took about 300 years before depictions of the Buddha’s body appeared. These first real Buddha statues were made of stone or clay. As a result, they were devoid of the fine details and gold finish we see today.

Furthermore, Buddha statue design was based on the conservative teachings of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. In contrast, contemporary Buddha statues include creative inspiration derived from Mahayana Buddhism.

The Impact of Mahayana Buddhism on Buddha Statues

After the parinirvana of the historical Buddha, Theravada Buddhism went into decline. Some scholars believed that its conservative nature was not inclusive enough. As a result, they advocated a more inclusive version of Buddhism called Mahayana or “great vehicle”.

The primary difference between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism was that the Buddha taught his followers to believe that Buddhas were humans, not gods.

However, the sacrifice necessary to become a Buddha simply seemed impossible for the vast majority. As a result, the scholars advocating Mahayana Buddhism embellished the Buddha’s teachings. This made Buddhism more appealing to the general population.

Mahayana Buddhism indoctrinated the concept of the Bodhisattva. The purpose of the Bodhisattva is to assist others to attain enlightenment. As a result, Buddhas and high level Bodhisattvas were effectively deified. This would greatly affect the physical attributes of Buddha statues.

Furthermore, Mahayana teachings would eventually give rise to more progressive Vajrayana and Tibetan Buddhism. As a result, authentic Buddha statues would become much more elaborate.

Buy Authentic Buddha Statue For Sale Online

Your purchase will include a certificate of authentication provided by the Department of Archaeology in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a result, the buyer can be assured they have procured an authentic Buddha statue made in Nepal.

Authentic Nepali statues are highly sought after because they are created using the traditional methods described above. Indeed, the Tibetan monasteries have purchased their statues from Nepal for many centuries.

Our customers can be assured of the same monastic quality sculpture as the Tibetan monasteries. Additionally, our statues include free express shipping worldwide. Your statue will arrive within 5-7 days and there is no need to travel to Nepal. We also offer our customers consecration and filling services in Nepal.