Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Tibetan Avalokiteshvara 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 and the color red pays tribute to Amitabha Buddha. Additionally, Tibetan Buddhists believe meditation on the color red can transmute attachment into the wisdom of discernment.
Symbolism Tibetan Avalokiteshvara Statue
The evolution of Avalokiteshvara resulted in the incarnation of Chenrezig on the Tibetan Plateau. In the the upper right hand our Chenrezig statue clutches the mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“. Chenrezig always has the best interests of sentient life in mind.
In addition to constant recitations of his mantra, he has vowed to forgo enlightenment until all suffering is eliminated. Because of his limitless devotion to sentient life he is known as “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. Additionally, devotees have come to directly associate him with the compassion of the Buddha.
Our Tibetan Avalokiteshvara statue has his two main hands pressed together in front of his chest. In between his hands is the mythical cintamani jewel which will grant the wishes of devotees who have unwavering faith in its power. In addition to the cintamani jewel, our Chenrezig statue sits in full lotus pose with two vajra symbols carved into the soles of his feet. The full lotus position is also known as the vajra pose and symbolizes unshakable virtue. Click here to learn more about the meaning of Avalokiteshvara.