The Prajnaparamita deity is the embodiment of the Prajnaparamita Sutra. As a result, she holds a copy of the text in her left hand. Additionally, wisdom is a female attribute and its eternal joining with compassion or skillful means is supreme enlightenment. Therefore, in her right hand she holds a vajra symbol representing the male counterpart of compassion. Our Prajnaparamita statue sits in full lotus pose on a single lotus pedestal. Furthermore, Prajnaparamita’s hair is blue and fixed in the ushnisha topknot. The lower hands of Prajnaparamita are fixed in the Dhyana “meditation” mudra.
Special Adornments for your Prajnaparamita Statue
Our Nepali master artisan created this beautiful Prajnaparamita statue with a Bodhisattva crown and jewelry. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of this statue with turquoise and red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes Prajnaparamita’s readiness to act. Additionally, meditation on the color red will transmute the poison of attachment into the wisdom of discernment. Many Bodhisattvas also wear red to pay tribute to Amitabha Buddha.