The sculpture was hand crafted in Patan, Nepal, by traditional artisans using the lost wax sculpting method. The sculpture is completed with amazing details in addition to a 24k gold fire gilded finish. He has a striking red hair, mustache, eyebrows and beard. Additionally, he is depicted with large belly, flaring nostrils and large wide eyes.
Lord Kubera is also depicted with the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we can adorn the sculpture with red coral and turquoise stones at no additional cost. Your new Lord Kubera sculpture will wear them well and inspire all who see it.
Traditional features of the sculpture show lord Kubera with a his mongoose – Nehulay. The mongoose is the natural enemy of the snake or in this case “naga”. The snake is emblematic of wealth and greed in Buddhist beliefs. Lord Kubera is a symbol of wealth, however, Buddhists interpret this as an expression of generosity or equality. Indeed, Nehulay is spitting forth precious jewels as a gift to devotees.
Lord Kubera Sculpture History
Our Lord Kubera sculpture has a history that is based in Hindu mythology. In Hinduism, he is believed to be the lord of wealth and he will bring riches to those who worship him. Devotees who want to win the lottery or are starting a business will be sure to have a Lord Kubera sculpture in their home or business. He is often depicted with jewels. Additionally, he is sometimes seen as a dwarf, big belly, one eye and he only has eight teeth.
However, Lord Kubera has also been adopted into Buddhism. As a result, his character has taken different dimensions according to the geographical area. Theravada Buddhists believe he is one of the 4 heavenly Kings who each guards a specific direction. Our Lord Kubera guards the northerly direction. Click here to learn more about Lord Kubera.