Our 12″ fully gilded Amitabha statue was hand crafted by our master artisan in Patan, Nepal. Amitabha is known as the “Buddha of Infinite Light”. These teachings are recorded in the Buddhist text called the “Larger Sutra of Immeasurable Life”. Because of the teachings found there we know that Amitabha was once a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. As a result of thousands of bodhisattva lifetimes he was able to fulfill his vows and obtain his pure land – Sukhavati.
Indeed, Amitabha’s Sukhavati is the most popular and sought after of all the pure lands. Additionally, Amitabha only requires that devotees recite his name or mantra to gain admittance. If so, they remain there until they are able to become fully enlightened. Additionally, they will receive relief from suffering and guidance from the bodhisattvas and Buddhas who reside there.
Fully Gilded Amitabha Statue Features
Our fully gilded Amitabha statue sits on a double lotus pedestal in full lotus pose. Additionally, the statue presents other traditional features such as the ushnisha topknot, Dhyana mudra, right turning hair coils, third eye of wisdom, elongated ears and alms bowl.
The 24k gold gilding shines from top to bottom and it will remind you of the infinite light and merit that Amitabha had accumulated. Indeed, this will be very inspirational to devotees. Click here to learn more about Amitabha Buddha.