24k Gold Gilded, Hand Crafted Vajrasattva Statue Dorje Sempa.
The Vajrasattva Statue Dorje Sempa was expertly hand-carved in our workshop by master craftsmen from Nepal who practice the centuries-old Buddhist Himalayan technique of creating sacred sculptures. The statue is carved from a copper body, gilded with 24k genuine gold and finely painted with acrylic paint. The deity is depicted seated upon a moon disc lotus as she is draped with majestic robes that are embedded with precious gemstones. She holds a vajra above her chest with her right hand and a bell above her lap with the other hand. This figure can be used in a variety of Buddhist rituals and meditation exercises.
Size: 8.6"/22cm (Height) x 6.6"/17cm (Base)
Weight: 1.34 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.