Fully Gold Plated Chakrasamvara Buddhist Statue 9"
Chakrasamvara is one of the most popular deities in Tantric Buddhism in Nepal. A Chakrasamvara embracing his consort Vajravarah in yab yum, symbolizing the union of Wisdom and Compassion in tantric Buddhist belief. Chakrasamvara's stands in the dynamic posture of alidhasana on the crushed figures of the Hindu deities Kalaratri and Bhairava, symbolising the defeat of the enemies of Buddhist doctrine . His twelve arms hold various ritual implements including a ghanta, damaru, kartrika, pasha and khatvanga, while stretching an elephant skin behind him. Vajravarahi, with her legs wrapped around his waist, holds a kapala in her left hand and a kartrika in her right. A flaming aureola surrounds the head of Chakrasamvara. Chakrasamvara and Vajravarhi wear the tantric adornments of the six bone ornaments representing the six paramitas or perfections and also represent the Five Dhyani Buddhas. The meticulously depicted ornaments include: the crown, symbolizing dhyana or concentration and the Buddha Akshobhya; the earrings symbolizing patience and the Buddha Amitabha; the necklace symbolizes generoisity and the Buddha Ratnasambhava; the armlets and anklets symbolizing discipline and the Buddha Vairocana; the girdle and apron symbolizing exertion and the Buddha Amoghasiddhi; the crisscrossed torso ornament that symbolizes wisdom and the Buddha Vajradhara. Chakrasamvara also wears a garland of severed heads.
Material: Copper with Gold Plated
Face: Gold Painted
Making Process: Lost-Wax System, Making a statue is the work of various specialist craftsmen in: wax casting, metal casting, engraving and eventually 24k gold gilding and / or stone setting. Each of these steps must be performed with excellence to produce statues of the highest quality. The lost wax method is the oldest and most refined method used by sculptors in Nepal.
Protecting the Face
As the face is painted it is highly recommended that the face of the statue is to be greatly taken care of as it requires a very professional and skilled face artist to repair the face of dirt and damages. Commonly to protect it from damage the statue with painted face is placed under a glass box and it is always covered with a cotton face mask if it has to be moved
All our statues are handmade. Each piece is unique and it is impossible to reproduce exactly the same. Slight differences may therefore appear in the shapes, proportions, colors and / or materials used in our descriptions and specification sheets.
Weight: 2.1 kg 4.60 lbs