Partly Gold Plated Copper Bodhisattva Vajrasattva Statue 6"
This Partly Gold Plated Vajrasattva statue is handmade in Nepal. This Vajrasatva, the sixth Dhyani Buddha, is regarded by Nepali Buddhists as the priest of the Five Dhyani Buddhas. He is not represented in the stupa like other Dhyani Buddhas but independent shrines are dedicated to his worship. This Dhyani Buddha wears all ornaments, rich dress, a crown (mukut) and is sealed with a crossed-vajra. He sits on a single lotus base, crossed legged in the meditative pose like other Dhyani Buddhas. He carries the vajra in his right hand with palm upwards against the chest and a ghanta (bell) in the left hand resting upon the left thigh.
Vajrasattva, is the Bodhisattva of purification and represents the purity of awareness or ultimate reality. He is also called the primordial Buddha of all Mandalas.
Size: 4"L X 2"B X 6"H
Weight: 580 grams approx
Some precautions you should keep in mind when cleaning gold statues.
• In the case of gold painted on face, do not touch or not to clean with cold water. Gently wipe the dust with soft cotton.
• Do not use scrubbing cloths that are highly abrasive. Similarly, avoid using steel wool or metal bristled brushes as they will leave scratches on the surface of the Statue.
• Try avoiding touching gold statues too much. Oil from your hands can hasten the tarnishing process and reduce the life of your gold objects.