The most prominent feature of our Tsepame statue is the ambrosia vessel which holds his longevity nectar. Additionally, Tsepame wears the crown and jewels of a bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer we will be happy to embellish the crown and jewels with turquoise and red coral stones. At no additional charge, the artisan will install the stones before delivery. The statue will stand out and inspire all those who see it.
Traditional features of the 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 symbol of indestructible virtue that translates as diamond or lightening bolt in English.
Tsepame Statue used for Longevity Rituals
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. As a result, Amitabha can choose to appear as Tsepame and grant long life to devotees. Click here to learn more about Amitabha’s long life attributes.