The original Jetsun Dolma is believed to have been born in a teardrop that fell from the left eye of Avalokiteshvara as he observed the suffering of sentient beings. As a result, she enticed Avalokiteshvara to intercede in their pain and she would be his partner. It is believed that she was then reabsorbed into his left eye to be reborn at a later time as the Chinese Princess Wencheng.
However, to this date it is still unclear to scholars whether the origins of Jetsun Dolma lie in Hindu or Buddhist theology. She is worshiped in both Buddhism and Shaktism (an early form of Hinduism). Indeed, Dolma statues hold different identities in Mahayana and also Vajrayana Buddhism. Jetsun Dolma is sometimes considered to be a female bodhisattva or a female Buddha depending on your perspective. The complexity of this deity is mostly derived from her 21 identities as they are perceived by different Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
Masterpiece Jetsun Dolma Statue Features
This Masterpiece Jetsun Dolma statue was produced as a collaboration between three master artisans. As a result, the engravings on her robe, crown and jewels are done with intricate precision. Additionally, they are lavishly adorned with turquoise and red coral stones. Her face is painted with a combination of glass and gold which creates an unequaled ambient luster. As a result, she will bring a sense of calm to any home or meditation center.
Our Masterpiece Jetsun Dolma statue was handmade in Patan, Nepal and is based on Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, Jetsun Dolma is given the rank of a full Buddha. Indeed, for many centuries the Nepali sculptors have been the preferred source of the Tibetan Monasteries. As such, I invite you to compare photos of our Green Tara statue with statues made by other artisans. Read more about the Goddess Dolma (Tara).