Vaishravana Buddhism, Namtoshe Statue Artwork
Namotoshe or Vaishravana is the counterpart of Kubera in Buddhism, the lord of wealth, who is depicted magnificently. This intricately hand-carved statue took several months to sculpt and was created by Nepali artists from Kathmandu, Nepal. Namtoshe is depicted seated on a roaring lion on a lotus. In his right hand, he wields a triumph banner, and in his left, a mongoose wish-granting jewel, establishing him as the wealth deity. He is wearing a five-pronged crown, which represents the Five Transcendental Buddhas. He is dressed in a long, flowing scarf as well as he is wearing beautiful ornaments.
Size: 14"/36cm (Height) x 10"/27cm (Base)
Weight: 7.106 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings, Precious Gem Stones
Introduction of Namtoshe:
He has two main personalities: warrior protector and wealth deity. In the 14th century, he was one of the primary protectors of the Gelugpa Sect in Tibet and he played an important role in the Tantra. In southern Asia, He is called Jambhala because he always carries Jambhala (lemon) in one of his hands. Though he possesses various attributes and forms, such as a sword, a banner, a lemon, and a flat vessel, among others, his most common attribute or emblem is a mongoose (Nakula).