Hand-Crafted Statue Set of Tsongkhapa and His Disciples
We meticulously handcrafted the statue of Tsongkhapa with disciples set statue in Nepalese Himalayan Art in our studio. We are Kathmandu Valley artists whose craft has been passed down from generation to generation while reflecting Buddhism. On the left and right sides of the Tsongkhapa, we have depicted the statues of his two disciples, Gyaltsab Je and Khedrup Je. The robes have been exquisitely designed and crafted using materials such as 24k gold and pure copper body. All of the deities depicted atop a moon disc lotus seat with serene expressions can be used in many Buddhist rituals and meditation practices.
This Tibetan art will be a wonderful gift from Nepal to a practitioner such as yourself.
Size: 11.8"/30cm (Height) x 9"/23cm (Base)
Weight: 13.37 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings
Tsongkhapa (1357–1419) is a well-known Tibetan religious philosopher. A devout monastic, Tsongkhapa took on the difficult task of locating and studying all of the Indian Buddhist classics available in Tibet in his day. In his iconic form, wearing a tall yellow hat, he is the center of the Gelugpa sect that was dominant in Tibet until the Chinese takeover in 1951, and whose de facto leader is the Dalai Lama.
Gyaltsab Je was Lama Tsongkhapa's most famous student. He oversaw the building of Gaden Monastery (established by Lama Tsongkhapa) and was named its second monk after Tsongkhapa. After Lama Tsongkhapa's death, he became the Gaden Tripa, or "holder of the Gaden Throne," the Gelug tradition's head.
Khedrup Je was a prolific author, writing fifty-eight treatises and numerous prayer books. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, uses an essential scripture on Kalachakra as the foundation for his Kalachakra Tantra empowerments.