Traditionally Hand Crafted Vajrasattva Bodhisattva
We, the artists of Nepal, have traditionally hand-crafted the Vajrasattva Bodhisattva in our studio with precise iconographic detail. The figure was carved using a copper body and gilded with 24k genuine gold over the face and various parts of the body. The use of acrylic paint highlights the intricate design patterns that are exclusively found in Nepal. The deity is depicted seated upon a moon disc lotus with a peaceful expression as he is holding a vajra with his right hand and a bell with the other hand. The statue took our artists months of hard work to carve with flawless carvings. The figure can be used for numerous Buddhist rituals as well as your everyday meditational practice.
The majestic sculpture of the Vajrasattva will be the perfect gift for a practitioner like you from Nepal.
Size: 14.1"/36cm (Height) x 9.8"/25cm (Base)
Weight: 3.91 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.