Auspicious Guru Vajrasattva Sculpture Made in Nepal
We, the artist of the Kathmandu valley, have finely hand-craft the Guru Vajrasattva Sculpture in the classic Himalayan Art style. The deity presented in the statue is depicted seated on the top of a moon disc on a lotus holding a vajra with his hand and a bell with his left hand expressing a tranquil facial expression. The whole process of molding the body with copper, then gliding it with 24K pure gold took us months of hard work. Further, we have adorned the deity with precious gemstone and turquoise. The gliding of pure gold gives the statue a vibrant shine.
This magnificent statue can be a perfect gift for your meditational practice.
Size: 11.8"/30cm (Height) x 7.8"/20cm (Base)
Weight: 3 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
Vajrasattva is typically regarded as the second patriarch in the Shingon Buddhist lineage, the first being Vairocana Buddha. According to Kukai's writings in Record of the Dharma Transmission, Nagarjuna encountered Vajrasatva in an iron tower in southern India, based on Amoghavajra's testimony. As recounted in the Mahavairocana Sutra, Vajrasatva inducted Nagarjuna into the abhiseka ceremony and entrusted him with the esoteric teachings he had gained from Vairocana Buddha. Kukai doesn't go into detail on Vajrasatva or his beginnings.