Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful handmade Chenrezig 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.
Handmade Chenrezig Statue Features
The deity sits in a full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Also, known as the “vajra pose” this indicates that Chenrezig sits on a foundation of indestructible virtue. This assumption can be made because vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as “diamond or thunderbolt” in English.
In his right hand he holds the mala beads at shoulder level. Chenrezig is eternally repeating his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” and encourages the same dedicated practice from all devotees. Additionally, he is holding the lotus flower in his left hand which symbolizes the transcendence of the murkiness of samsara. Like the lotus flower, devotees are encouraged to rise out of the sea of suffering and blossom in the pure air.
The Chenrezig statues that our Nepali artisans make for the Tibetan monasteries commonly have four arms and single head. As an embodiment of Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig is able to hear and see the cries and suffering of sentient life. Additionally, his four arms will greatly speed up progress and end the cycle of samsara for suffering beings. Chenrezig has taken a vow to forgo receiving the rewards of enlightenment until the suffering of all sentient life has ceased. His mandate is to fill the gap until the time of the future Buddha Maitreya. Click here to learn more about the compassionate vow of Avalokiteshvara.