Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara Statue | Indoor Buddha Statue

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Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara Statue

About our 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara

This sculpture is a beautiful depiction of 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara / Chenrezig. This Statue is a copper body with 24k Gold Plated with beautifully hand carved with filigree art decorated with turquoise, Coral, and Lapiz. The face of the Avalokiteshvara is made of crystal. The stone care cut and glued onto the statue to achieve a beautiful pattern. Each of Avalokiteshvara's hands displays an all-seeing eye, symbolizing the union of wisdom and skillful means. The first two hands hold a wish-fulfilling gem, symbolizing the most profound powers of the human psyche. His first two principal hands are pressed together at his heart in deference to his teacher. His other principal hands hold a crystal rosary, a lotus blossom, an undrawn bow and arrow, an eight-spoked Dharma wheel, and a golden water pot.

Introduction to 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara

1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara (Guan Yin in Chinese; Chenrezig in Tibetan; Kannon in Japanese) is the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Among the Bodhisattvas, it is Avalokiteshvara has the most significant number of forms and is perhaps the most venerated and most popular Buddhist deity. His sex, originally masculine, is sometimes considered feminine in China and Japan. However, this discrimination is unsupported by any canonical text and was often considered in China and Japan as the ‘mother of the human race and, in this respect, worshipped in the form of a woman.
Among the 108 forms of Lokiteshvara, 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara is one who refuses to accept Nirvana since he considers such acceptance selfish, given the ignorance of the great majority of the people who have not yet attained that stage. His sacrifice symbolizes infinite compassion (Karuna), sharing of mankind’s misery, and willingness to help those in distress. 1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara holds in his hand the indestructible jewel. He is the savior and protector of danger. So, his invocation (Mantra) “OM MANI PADME HUM” is inscribed on rocks, loose stones, prayer wheels, etc.
1000 Armed Avalokiteshvara is known from very early in the development of the Mahayana doctrines and, until Buddhism disappeared from India, enjoyed great favor there. His cult passed from India to South-East Asia and Java, where it met with great success, and also in Nepal, and Tibet (where he arrived with Buddhism and where King Strong – Tsong Gampo, 519-650, was considered to be his incarnation), and in China, from where he went on to Korea and Japan. All these countries imagined him in different forms according to their temperaments and spirituality.

How do you take care of your statues?

• Place them at room temperature, avoiding direct sunlight.
• Make sure that the area where your statue is placed is entirely free of moisture and dust.
• Place it at the highest place on your altar after being consecrated by Lama/monks. The best practice is to keep them covered inside a
glass cabinet.
• Do not use your bare hands or any objects with a rough surface to wipe the face. Directly touching with the bare hand objects can
smudge the face, leaving scratches.

Size: 39cm(Height) and 23cm(Base)
Weight: 2.202 kg