Our 1000 armed Chenrezig statue was hand crafted using the lost wax sculpting method. The artisans are members of family castes that has worked with sculpture for many centuries. Over time, these artisans have become the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for their statues and ritual items. As a result, when you purchase one of our Chenrezig statues you can rest assured it is a monastic quality sculpture. Additionally, the statue will be stamped with the certification from the government office of archeology in Kathmandu.
1000 Armed Chenrezig Statue Features
The unique form of our 1000 armed Chenrezig statue displays a eye on the palm of each hand. As a result, each of the five method perfections (fingers) are joined with the sixth perfection of wisdom (eye). Additionally, Chenrezig was given 11 heads with the head of Amitabha Buddha on the top. Also, the Bodhisattva representing the Buddha’s power – Vajrapani – is placed directly underneath Amitabha.
Chenrezig’s two main hands are pressed in front of his chest to show respect for Amitabha Buddha. Also, he holds the cintamani jewel between the palms of these two hands. This special jewel is believed to grant faithful devotees whatever they wish for.
Other notable aspects of this 1000 armed Chenerzig statue include “108 mala beads” in his upper right hand. The crystal mala beads help him keep track of the constant recitation of the Chenrezig mantra “OM MANI PADME HUM”. Additionally, he holds the lotus flower over his left shoulder. This is an important symbol of enlightenment and it encourages devotees to rise above the sea of suffering. Click here to learn more about the special powers of Chenrezig.