Traditional features of the Tibetan Tsepame statue include the ushnisha top knot and third eye of wisdom between the brows. The third eye indicates that Tsepame has achieved the state of perfected wisdom. Furthermore, Tsepame sits in vajra (full lotus) pose. Vajra is a Sanskrit word that translates as diamond or lightening bolt in English – it is a symbol of indestructible virtue.
The Nepali artisan created the statue with the crown and jewelry of a bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the corn and jewelry with turquoise and red coral stones before delivery. The statue will wear the colors well and inspire all who see it.
Tsepame Statue Tibetan Longevity Rituals
The most prominent feature of our Tibetan Tsepame statue is the ambrosia vessel which holds his longevity nectar. As a result, Tsepame statues are used as the center point of Tibetan longevity rituals. This is because Tsepame is an embodiment of the longevity attribute of Amitabha Buddha. Buddhas and high level bodhisattvas have the ability to take any form necessary in order to ease the suffering of sentient life. Therefore, Amitabha can choose to appear as Tsepame and grant long life to devotees. Click here to learn more about Amitabha’s long life attributes.