Vajrasattva 24k Gold Gilded Statue

SKU: EVAMVSAS3066

Description

24K Gold Gilded Statue to Help Practitioners Practice Vajrasattva Mantra Sanskrit

The Vajrasattva Sculpture was expertly hand-crafted by Kathmandu Valley artists in the traditional Himalayan Art form to help practitioners practice Vajrasattva Mantra Sanskrit.

The statue's representation of the deity shows him perched atop a moon disc on a lotus, clutching a vajra in his right hand and a bell in his left while maintaining a serene expression.

We worked incredibly hard for months to shape the body with copper and then glide it with 24K pure gold. We have also given the deity expensive gemstones and turquoise decorations. The statue has a brilliant sheen due to the pure gold that is gliding.

Size: 11.4"/29cm (Height) x 7"/18cm (Base)
Weight: 2.36 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.