Vajradhara Meaning: in Sanskrit “Vajra” translates as diamond or lightening bolt. Thus, the depiction of our Vajradhara Buddha statue is considered to be the supreme essence of all the male Buddhas. His name translates as “Ruler of the Vajra Beings”. As a result, Vajradhara is the ultimate primordial Buddha also known as “Adi” Buddha in the Kagyu and Gelug branches of Tibetan Buddhism.
In the Vajradhara Nyingma teachings Vajradhara gradually replaced Samantabhadra. Samantabhadra was the initial primordial Buddha in the ancient Nyingma school. Nonetheless, Samantabhadra and Vajradhara are transcendental equals. Therefore, achieving the “State of Vajradhara” is the equivalent of Nirvana.
Vajradhara Buddha Statue Features:
Our Vajradhara Buddha statue is depicted sitting in full lotus pose with his hands crossed in front of his heart to form the diamond mudra. Additionally, he is holding a ghanta (bell) in his left hand and a vajra in the right. The vajra symbolizes the masculine aspect of enlightenment – skillful means, compassion or bliss. Plus, the bell symbolizes the feminine principle of wisdom. The combination of compassion and wisdom lead to enlightenment.
Our statue was handmade using traditional sculpting methods by the artisans in Patan, Nepal. As a result, the buyer can rest assured that they have procured a monastic quality statue. Indeed, the Nepali artisans have long been the preferred source for sculpture and ritual items by the Tibetan monasteries. Click here to learn more about the Nepali artisans.