Traditionally Made Gold Gilded Vajrasatva Sculpture
Vajrasatva Sculpture is traditionally crafted in our studio using traditional Himalayan art. The deity is depicted holding a bell in his left hand at hip level and a Vajra in his right hand close to his chest while sitting serenely with his legs crossed atop moon disc lotus seat. The vajra represents compassion, while the bell represents knowledge. An oxidised copper is used to mold the body. On the body, intricate decorative patterns are hand carved. The lotus seat, robe, and embellishments all speak to the high caliber of this figure. We have gilded the crown, and face using genuine 24K gold. The robe and the body ornaments and the lotus seat are silver plated. We have also adorned the deity with precious gemstones.
This Vajrasattva statue will be a perfect gift from Nepal to a devotee like you that will aid you in your practices and regular activities such as meditation and yoga.
Size: 11"/28cm (Height) x 7.8"/20cm (Base)
Weight: 2.76 kg
Material: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body, Acrylic Paintings, Silver Plated
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.