The artisan created our handmade Vajradhara 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 and red coral stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery. Your statue will wear the adornments well and they will inspire all those who see it.
Our handmade Vajradhara statue sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Additionally, he holds the vajra in his right hand and the ghanta bell in his left hand. Also, his hands are crossed in the vajra or “diamond” mudra.
The vajra symbol in his right hand is used by Hindu kings when they are engaged in battle. However, in Buddhism the vajra is a symbol that represents the masculine aspect of compassion or skillful means. The ghanta bell is the feminine symbol for wisdom. It is the eternal union of compassion and wisdom which defines the state of enlightenment. Also known as the “State of Vajradhara”.
Handmade Vajradhara Statue Features:
This handmade Vajradhara statue is a depiction of the primordial Buddha according to the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Additionally, he is the Tantric form of Shakyamuni Buddha. Vajradhara often appears in his Sambhogakaya form dressed elaborately in fine robes, jewels and a bodhisattva crown. Our Vajradhara statue also depicts him with the ushnisha topknot, elongated ears and the three necklines which are the markings of high social class in ancient India.
This statue was handmade using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the important details of the statue portray Vajradhara clearly. The Nepali sculptors have long been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for their Buddhist sculpture and ritual items. Therefore, you can rest assured you have procured a monastic quality statue. Click here to learn more about the Nepali artisans.