Tibetan Vajrasattva Statue | Hand Carved Himalayan Art

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Hand Carved Sculpture of The Tibetan Vajrasattva 

This traditionally crafted statue of the Tibetan Vajrasattva was handcrafted by the artists of Nepal in our studio. This sculpture was crafted using an oxidized copper body with intricate designs carved into the body of the figure highlighting the details of the statue. Vajrasattva means ”Diamond Being” in Sanskrit. Vajrasattva Shakti symbolizes the unification of wisdom and compassion. The deity is depicted seated on the top of a moon disc on a lotus holding a vajra with his hand and a bell with his left hand. He has a tranquil facial expression. You can use this figurine for different Buddhist Rituals and meditational practices. 

Size: 16.5"/42cm (Height) x 12.9"/33cm (Base)
Weight: 9.59 kg
Material: Oxidized Copper Body

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.