Our Wrathful Bernagchen Mahakala statue was handcrafted in Patan, Nepal using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. As a result, the statue exhibits fine details including the crown and jewels 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 stones will embellish the statue and compliment the fine details of the sculpture.
A Mahakala is a form of Dharmapala in Vajrayana Buddhism who serves as a protector of the faith. Specifically, our Wrathful Bernagchen Mahakala statue is a protector of the Karmapa in the Karma Kagyu school.
Wrathful Bernagchen Mahakala Statue Features:
The Mahakala class of deities has several variations, Wrathful Bernagchen Mahakala is a two armed version of Mahakala. Additionally, the statue includes a stout body, flaming hair, 3 glaring eyes, crown adorned with human skulls and he stands inside of the flames of pristine awareness. Beneath the feet of our Wrathful Bernagchen Mahakala statue are two human corpses. The corpses signify the death of negativity. The roots of negativity has been removed and it can never come back to life.
In his right hand he holds the kartika flaying knife which severs the hindrances of hatred, greed and ignorance. In his left hand he holds the kapala skull cup filled with blood and brain matter. However, it seems unimaginable that a Buddhist deity would consume something so vile. Nonetheless, this is libation vessel that is a common feature of Mahakala statues and also a ritual gift given to Dharmapala deities.
Nepali statues have been the preferred choice of the Tibetan monasteries for many centuries. When you purchase one of our statues, rest assured you have procured a world class sculpture.