Tibetan Chenrezig, Shadakshari Lokeshvara Statue 9"
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Tibetan Chenrezig, Shadakshari Lokeshvara Statue 9" Item #11n1

Materials: Lost Wax Method, Hand Painted Copper

Origin: Hand Made in Nepal

Tibetan Name: Chenrezig

Height: 9 inches, 22.86 cm

Width: 6 inches, 15.24 cm

Depth: 4 inches, 10.16 cm

Weight: 4 pounds

Price: $495

Sale Price: $445


Shadakshari Lokeshvara is a four-armed variant of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who holds his inner hands to his chest in anjali mudra, the gesture of adoration.

Kharchheri is a form of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Om Mani Padme Hum is the famous mantra of Chenrezig in Tibetan. It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), out loud or silently to oneself, invokes his powerful benevolent attention. Viewing the written form of the mantra is said to have the same effect, and it is often carved into stones, placed where people can see them.

Lokeshvara is always decked with all sorts of ornaments. He is four armed carrying malas in his right hand and a full blown lotus in his left. The other two principal hands are raised to the chest with the palms joined in Namaskar Mudra with a round object known as "The Jewel" a symbol of knowledge held in the center.

In the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon of enlightened beings, Chenrezig is renowned as the embodiment of the compassion of all the Buddhas, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Avalokiteshvara is the earthly manifestation of the self born, eternal Buddha, Amitabha. He guards this world in the interval between the historical Sakyamuni Buddha, and the next Buddha of the future, Maitreya.

Chenrezig may be the most popular of all Buddhist deities, except for Buddha himself, he is beloved throughout the Buddhist world. He is known by different names in different lands: as Avalokiteshvara in the ancient Sanskrit language of India, as Kuan Yin in China, as Kannon in Japan and Chenrezig to Tibetans.

This sculpture was hand crafted by the very talented artists of the beautiful Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal!

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