The Great Apostle Padmasambhava Statue-Gold Plated Copper Statue|
This is a handcrafted copper statue of the Great Apostle Padmasambhava. This partly gold plated Padmasambhava statue is made by the fourth generation sculptor in Kathmandu. Lost wax technique has been employed to make this statue. All the carvings are hand beaten carvings which look very distint and unique.
Padmasambhava was the most powerful apostle of Tantricism and is a very eminent saint in the spiritual lineage of the Nyingmapa order of Tibetan Buddhism of which he was the founder. He was born out of a lotus flower (Padma), in Lake Dhankasha in Udiayana, an ancient city of India. He received great notoriety as a powerful exorcist and was invited by King Trisong Detsen in ca. 715 to come to Tibet to subdue the local spirits obstructing the introduction of Buddhism. Using Phur-Pa (ceremonial "tent-stake") rituals, Padmasambhava convinced the local spirits to become protectors of the Dharma (Dharmapalas). He lived in Tibet for 50 years.
Weight: 1815 grams approx