Traditionally Hand-Carved Tibetan Dorje Sempa Statue
We hand-carved the statue of Tibetan Dorje Sempa, also known as Vajrasattva in Sanskrit, in our studio. We are a group of artists working towards bringing scared deities into life, and our craftsmanship has been passed down to us from generation to generation. He is a Bodhisattva deity, and his name translates to Dimond being or Thunderbolt being. We have depicted him with a bell in his left hand at the level of his hip and a Vajra in his right hand near his chest. The bell symbolizes wisdom and the vajra, compassion. He sits serenely with legs crossed upon a moon disc atop a lotus seat. The lotus seat represents that he remained in this impure cycle of samsara for the benefit of sentient beings and yet, remained unstained by its faults.
This meticulously hand-carved statue is perfect for your Vajrasattva practice.
Size: 18.3"/46.5cm (Height) x 12.7"/32.5cm (Base)
Weight: 5.714 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.