Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Lokeshvara 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.
Symbolism of our Lokeshvara Statue
In the the upper right hand our Lokeshvara statue clutches the 108 mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“. Additionally, the beautiful lotus flower grows over his left shoulder. Lokeshvara is also known as “Padmapani” which is a Sanskrit word meaning “lotus holder”. Indeed, the lotus flower is very important in Buddhism because it is a symbol for supreme awakening.
However, Lokeshvara has vowed to forgo Buddhahood until all suffering is eliminated. As a result, Lokeshvara is known as “Bodhisattva of Compassion” because of his infinite compassion for sentient life. Additionally, devotees have come to directly associate him with the compassion of the Buddha.
Our Lokeshvara 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. Click here to learn more about the special meaning of Lokeshvara.