Gilded in genuine 24k Gold, Tibetan Vajrasattva Mantra Statue
We, the Kathmandu Valley artists, have finely handcrafted the Tibetan Vajrasattva Matra Sculpture in the classic Himalayan Art style. The deity depicted in the statue is seated on the top of a moon disc on a lotus, holding a vajra in one hand and a bell in the other, with a calm expression on his face. The entire process of molding the body with copper and then gliding it with 24K pure gold took us months of hard work. We have also adorned the deity with precious gemstones and turquoise. The gliding of pure gold gives the statue a vibrant shine.
This magnificent statue would make an excellent gift for your meditation practice.
Size: 9"/23cm (Height) x 6.2"/16cm (Base)
Weight: 1.21 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.