Copper Oxidized Guru Padmasambhava Statue
This Guru Padmasambhava statue is completely handmade in Nepal. Entirely made of copper, this statue is the creation of a fourth generation sculptor.
Standing at 13 inches, this statue has been oxidized. Beautiful floral motifs and mantras are carved on the statue.
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.
Size: 13.2" H X 9.5" W X 7" D
Weight: 3225 grams.