The Nepali artisan created our beautiful Vajradhara statue with a crystal body and embedded it with semi-precious stones. Additionally, the traditional lost wax sculpting method was used to carve the statue and it is fire gilded in pure 24K gold. The artisan included the crown and earrings of a Bodhisattva which can be embedded with turquoise and red coral stones at the request of the buyer. Please be sure to submit the request before shipping and we will do it free of charge. The statue will wear the adornments well and inspire all who see it.
The different Tibetan Buddhist schools disagree as to whether Samantabhadra or Vajradhara is the true primordial Buddha. However, these deities are quite similar and therefore the conflict is mostly semantic. This Vajradhara statue is depicted with the crown and jewels of a Bodhisattva. However, Samantabhadra would typically be adorned in a more conservative manner.
Vajradhara is believed to be the essence of the enlightened mind. As such, Tibetan Buddhists believe he is the Tantric form of Shakyamuni Buddha. The Guru Tilopa is believed to have received the Mahamudra dictation directly from Vajradhara through visions and other extraordinary means. Additionally, the “State of Vajradhara” is synonymous with the realization of enlightenment.
Vajradhara Statue Features:
Our Vajradhara statue is a depiction of the “Primordial Buddha”. He sits in full lotus pose depicting the Vajra mudra in front of his chest. This venerable mudra symbolizes the joining of compassion and wisdom. Compassion or skillful means is the masculine attribute that is represented by the vajra which he is holding in his right hand. Additionally, he holds the ghanta bell in his left hand. This is because the ghanta symbolizes the feminine attribute of wisdom. Vajradhara crosses his hands to represent the joining of these two attributes in the state of supreme enlightenment.
The statue is an original depiction of the primordial Buddha – Vajradhara. For many centuries, the Nepali artisans have been the preferred source of the Tibetan monasteries for Buddhist sculpture and ritual items. Therefore, the new owner can rest assured they have procured a monastic quality statue. Click here to learn more about the Nepali artisans.