This Tibetan Aparmita statue was hand carved using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. Additionally, the sculptor completed the statue with a fire gilded 24K pure gold finish. The statue also features a crystal body and embedded semi-precious stones. At the request of the buyer, we can embellish the statue’s Bodhisattva crown and earrings with turquoise and red coral stones. Please be sure to place the request before shipping and we can include the service at no extra charge.
Tibetan Aparmita Statue Features
Our Tibetan Aparmita statue is depicted in full lotus pose sitting on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, Aparmita holds the ambrosia vessel on his lap and it is filled with the nectar of immortality. The ambrosia vase sits in the palm of his right hand which is depicting the Dhyana “meditation” mudra. This mudra is very significant in Buddhism because it is believed to enhance concentration during the practice of meditation.
Longevity Rituals of Aparmita Statues
Our Tibetan Aparmita statue has a very close affiliation with Amitabha Buddha. This is because Aparmita is the sambhogakaya embodiment of Amitabha when he is appearing as his longevity attribute. As a result, an Aparmita statue is usually the centerpiece of longevity rituals that are performed for devotees who wish for longer life.
As part of the ritual, a replica of his ambrosia vase is filled with consecrated wine. Additionally, small pills that are made of buttered dough are included as part of the ritual. These pills are to be consumed with the wine during the ritual. However, for the ritual to be effective devotees must have unequivocal faith in the legitimacy of the ritual and of Amitabha’s longevity attribute. Click here to learn more about the Amitabha Buddha.