8.75 Manjushri / Manjushree Statue Partly Gold Gilded with Face Gold Painted. Partly Gold Gilded with Face Gold Painted. Copper Alloy with 24 Karat Gold Gilding. 2.5 kg / 5.5 lbs. DHL Global Priority Express. Usually ships within 48 hours. Manjushri – The Bodhisattva of Wisdom. Manjushri embodies the omniscient wisdom of enlightenment – the wisdom that discerns the true nature of reality. He can discriminate between correct and incorrect views and between beneficial and non-beneficial actions to be taken on one’s spiritual path. He bestows intelligence, knowledge, wisdom, mastery of the teachings, eloquence and memory. His name means “gentle glory” and he is especially revered in Nepal, where he is said to have enabled the founding of civilization in the Kathmandu Valley. Manjushri is also the patron Bodhisattva of the Kadampa i. Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism, which is famous for its master scholars, called geshes. Manjushri’s left hand is in Vitarka Mudra , the gesture of teaching and intellectual discussion. This hand also holds the stem of a lotus flower that supports the Prajnaparamita , or Perfection of Wisdom sutra. The flaming sword in his right hand symbolizes the power of discriminating wisdom to cut through ignorance, the root of all suffering. Manjushri, in this sword-wielding pose, is representative of the courage and exertion needed to realize freedom. Expertly cast from copper alloy and gilded with 24 karat gold with fine hand carvings, this statue is an beautiful portrayal of Manjushri. 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. To see all of our Manjushri items for sale. For more information, please visit our About Us. We are a family-owned traditional business located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. Our handcrafted metal statues, original thangka paintings and Buddhist ritual items are among the finest made in the world today. Showcases items currently available at our showrooms in the historic city of Patan and in the Thamel district of Kathmandu. Each of our items is handcrafted by local artisans who have spent a lifetime learning and perfecting their skills. Our master craftsmen come from families who have practiced these ancient Nepalese arts for centuries. Many of our finer statues and thangkas have taken more than a year to create. To learn more, please visit our About Us. Please note that someone will need to sign for your package when it arrives. Your satisfaction is above all important to us. The item “Hand Carved Gold Face Painted 8.75 Manjushri Copper Gold Gilded Statue Patan” is in sale since Monday, September 01, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Statues & Figures”. The seller is “shakya_statues_trade” and is located in Patan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Manufacture: Nepal