Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful Tibetan Avalokiteshvara sculpture with a crystal body and embedded semi-precious stones. Additionally, he hand carved the statue using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. The statue also features a fire gilded pure 24K gold finish.
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 request it before shipping and we can include the service at no additional cost.
Tibetan Buddhists believe meditation on the color red can transmute attachment into the wisdom of discernment. The statue will wear the adornments well and inspire all who see it.
Symbolism of Tibetan Avalokiteshvara Sculpture
As Buddhist spread outside of India, some deities such as Avalokiteshvara were imbued with certain cultural characteristics. As a result, the evolution of Avalokiteshvara developed into a 4-armed incarnation on the Tibetan Plateau where he is also known as “Chenrezig”.
In the the upper right hand our Avalokiteshvara statue clutches the mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“. Avalokiteshvara always has the best interests of sentient life in mind.
In addition to constant recitations of his mantra, he has vowed to forgo enlightenment until all suffering is eliminated. Because of his limitless devotion to sentient life he is known as the “Bodhisattva of Compassion”. Additionally, folowers directly associate him with the compassion of the Buddha.
Our Tibetan Avalokiteshvara sculpture 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 who have unwavering faith in its power. Click here to learn more about the meaning of Avalokiteshvara.