8 Vajrapani / Chana Dorje Statue from Texas, USA 24 Karat Gold Gilded with Hand Painted Face. Vajrapani – The Bodhisattva of Power. Vajrapani is an important bodhisattva who embodies the spiritual power of all the Buddhas. His name means “wielder of the thunderbolt” and he protects those who walk the Mahayana path, removing all inner, outer and secret obstacles from their practice. Enlightened aeons ago, Vajrapani is said to have incarnated as one of Buddha Shakyamuni’s primary disciples. He is often depicted along with fellow disciples Manjushri (the embodiment of the Buddhas’ wisdom) and Avalokiteshvara (the embodiment of the Buddhas’ compassion). Together these three bodhisattvas comprise the three factors of Buddha-nature and the three necessary ingredients for enlightenment. Vajrapani symbolizes fierce determination and unbending intent in the unrelenting battle against negativity. Vajrapani is depicted in the warrior’s pose, with one leg bent and the other outstretched. In his right hand, held aloft, he brandishes a vajra, representing his diamond-like motivation and impetus to accomplishment. His left hand holds a lasso, with which he binds the demons of delusion. He has three eyes, symbolizing his knowledge of past, present, and future. He wears a crown adorned with five human skulls, representing his transformation of the five poisons into the five transcendent wisdoms, as well as his purification of the five aggregates. Around his neck is a garland of serpents, a reminder of his aspect as protector of the nagas. He is clothed in a tiger-skin, and is surrounded by the blazing fire of exalted wisdom which consumes all neurotic states. This statue is a beautiful representation of the Vajrapani or Chana Dorje. Expertly sculpted from copper alloy and partly gilded with 24 karat gold, the statue has been finely carved and hand face painted. This sculpture was individually handcrafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. Vajrapani Statue – Partly Gold Gilded with Gold Painted Face. 6 only for statue. Lost Wax Method, CopperAlloy with 24 Karat Gold Gilding. 1.5 kg / 3.5 lbs. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues”. The seller is “srawen” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Nepal
- Color: Gold
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Maker: Nepalese Professional Artist
- Height: 8in. (20cm)
- Theme: Buddha
- Features: Handcarved, Handpainted