Statue Of Heruka Vajrasattva | Gold Plated Himalayan Art | Traditional Himalayan Art

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Hand Carved statue of Heruka Vajrasattva 

Traditionally hand carved statue of the Heruka Vajrasattva was made by the artists of Kathmandu using a copper body and gilded with genuine 24k gold. Sitting upon a moon disc lotus with a calm and peaceful expression, he holds a vajra in front of his chest with his right hand and a bell with his left hand above his lap. Decorated with a crown and multiple body ornaments perfectly encapsulating the qualities of the Vajrasattva. His lower body, wearing highly patterned silk, represents the attributes. The statue's details are perfectly carved with unique motifs and patterns, giving it a holy appearance. This statue of Vajrasattva is a wonderful present to a practitioner like you or can be used in different Buddhist Rituals and meditational practices. 

Size: 13.3"/34cm (Height) x 9"/23cm (Base)
Weight: 3.90 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.