Handcrafted Buddhist Deity Heruka Vajrasattva Statue
We have exclusively hand-carved the statue of Heruka Vajrasattva in the traditional Himalayan Art of Nepal. Carved from a copper body and then gilded with 24k genuine gold in our studio. The deity sits upon a moon disc lotus with a peaceful and calm expression. The deity is carrying a Vajra in his right hand close to his chest and a bell in his left hand at the level of his hip. The vajra represents compassion, while the bell represents knowledge. On the body, flawless hand carving designs can be noticed. The lotus seat, robe, and crown all speak to the highest caliber of this sculpture, with the precious stones and jewels engraved in the statue. The use of Acrylic painting highlights the statue to a greater extent giving it mesmerizing look, and will be a wonderful present to a practitioner like you.
Size: 18.1"/46cm (Height) x 12.5"/32cm (Base)
Weight: 7.14 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.