The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara- Traditionally Hand Carved Statue
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is depicted atop a moon disc lotus seat in this statue. In Kathmandu, the statue is traditionally hand-carved by a Nepali artist. His face, which is calm and tranquil, is illuminated by a flawless gold-plated halo. His two front hands are clasped in front of his jewel-draped heart, and he holds lotus and crystal rosary in his upper left and right hands, respectively.
Size: 20.8"/ 53cm (Height) x 12.7"/ 32.5cm (Width)
Weight: 10.188kg (approximately)
Medium: 24K Gold, Copper Body, Precious Corals, and Turquoise
Avalokiteshvara epitomizes the bodhisattva's determination to delay attaining Buddhahood until he has assisted every sentient being on Earth in achieving freedom from pain and the cycle of death and rebirth. His name has been translated as "the lord who observes in all directions." The practice of Chenrezig/Avalokiteshvara is encouraged to develop a calm and compassionate heart. Compassion is the root foundation for excelling in the Buddhist path. He listens to the prayers of all sentient beings in times of challenge and difficulty.