Classic Oxidized Copper Tibetan Vajrasattva Statue for Meditation and Ritual
We have meticulously hand-carved this Tibetan Vajrasattva statue in our studio. This statue is comprised of oxidized copper, providing it with its final classic antique look. The Bodhisattva can be seen in his customary placid and tranquil demeanor, seated on a moon disc lotus seat and in the lotus position. He is depicted holding a vajra, a ritual item in his left hand, representing the impermanence and constancy of reality. He also holds a ritual bell in his right-hand symbolizes emptiness and the sound of wisdom.
This statue's beautiful detailing is sure to capture the eye and add a sense of peace and tranquility to any setting. It is the perfect keepsake for devout individuals like yourself, suitable for use in Buddhist rituals, and will make a magnificent addition to your altar.
Size: 14.1"/36cm (Height) x 9.8"/25cm (Base)
Weight: 4.19 kg
Material: Oxidized Copper Body
Vajrasatva 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.