Our beautiful gold face Dolkar statue has all of her classic features – seven eyes, 2 lotus flowers plus she displays both the Abhaya and Varada mudras. Additionally, Dolkar is seated in the full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal.
Our Nepali artisan gave the statue an antiquated finish but also included special silver and gold features. Please observe her gold painted face and silver highlighting on the statue body and crown. Furthermore, the crown and jewels of Dolkar are embellished with turquoise and red stones. As a result, our gold face Dolkar statue will be an inspirational addition to your home or meditation center.
Symbolism of Gold Face Dolkar
The Abhaya “protection” mudra is a classic Buddhist mudra that is recognized by practitioners from all the schools of Buddhism. This hand symbol for fearlessness is very important in Buddhist beliefs. Indeed, when devotees see the mudra, it inspires a sense of fortitude and confidence. Our gold face Dolkar statue portrays this mudra with her left hand held chest high and palm facing forward.
This Dolkar statue is also using the Varada or “gift giving” mudra. Indeed, Dolkar is certainly affiliated with generosity and she is known as the Cintachakra or “wish fulfilling wheel”. She is also one of the long life deities in Tibetan Buddhism. She is empowered with the attributes of healing, compassion and serenity.
Dolkar is one of the most popular depictions of the bodhisattva Tara. In Tibet, devotees believe she was born from a teardrop that fell from the eye of Avalokiteshvara. After her birth, Tara became dismayed that so few females had reached fully enlightened status. As a result, she refused incarnation as a male until females became better represented among the ranks of the Buddhas. Click here to learn more about the inspirations of the Tara bodhisattva.