This beautiful gold Amitayus statue sits on a single lotus pedestal in full lotus pose. Amitayus holds his ambrosia vessel which is filled with the nectar of longevity. Additionally, he is adorned with the intricately sculpted crown and jewels of a bodhisattva. Also, the robe of this gold gilded Amitayus statue is intricately engraved with elegant designs on the front and back.
Our gold Amitayus statue will make an excellent addition to your home. This handmade statue was created using the traditional lost wax method. As a result, the statue displays amazing detail that cannot be seen in lesser quality statues. All our Amitayus statues were sculpted in Patan, Nepal by world class artisans using the sculpting methods of their ancient ancestors.
Gold Amitayus Statue Longevity Attribute
Amitayus has a very close affiliation with Amitabha Buddha. This affiliation exists because Amitayus is the sambhogakaya embodiment of Amitabha’s longevity attribute. Buddhas and high level bodhisattvas have the ability to appear in different forms. Indeed, they have the ability to take any form necessary to ease the suffering of sentient life, including the embodiment of longevity.
Amitayus statues are central to Tibetan longevity rituals. As part of the ritual, a vessel is filled with wine and consecrated. Additionally, each participant then drinks a small portion of the wine which is believed to prolong life. Click here to learn more about the origin of Amitayus.