The artisan created our Nepali Vajrasattva 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.
Nepali Vajrasattva Statue Features
Our Vajrasattva statue sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. In his right hand he holds the vajra which is the masculine symbol for compassion or skillful means. Additionally, he holds the ghanta bell in his left hand which symbolizes the feminine attribute of wisdom. It is the joining of these two virtues that will give devotees the enlightened body, speech and mind of a Buddha. In other words, the eternal union of compassion and wisdom is the state of Nirvana.
A Vajrasattva statue is the Sambhogakaya embodiment of Vajradhara Buddha. Additionally, Tibetan Buddhists strongly associate Vajrasattva with karma purification rituals. Indeed, Vajrasattva is a complex deity. However, devotees believe that reciting his mantra will clean the five aggregates of all past negative karma.
Vajrasattva has a 100 syllable mantra and a much shorter 6 syllable mantra. Although lamas teach devotees that both mantras are equally effective, the 100 syllable mantra is clearly more difficult. Nonetheless, all devotees need to say is “Om Vajrasattva Hum” and the deity will heed their call. Click here to discover more about the rich symbolism of Vajrasattva.