This 7.25″ Vajrayogini statue was created by our Nepali artisan with the crown and jewels of a bodhisattva. Upon the request of the buyer we can insert turquoise and red coral stones into the crown and jewels. Please be sure to notify us of your request before shipping. The service is complementary and performed at no extra cost to the buyer.
In further benefit, the colored stones have special meaning in Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhists believe that meditation on the color red will eliminate desire for worldly pleasures. In addition, turquoise is a combination of blue and green. Blue symbolizes the purity of the Buddhas while green signifies their readiness to act.
Our Vajrayogini is surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness and she stares into the sky towards the Pure Land of the Dakinis. She also wears a necklace strung with 50 fresh skulls around her shoulders. This Vajrayogini statue for sale is also depicted with the khatvanga leaning against her left shoulder.
Symbolically, the khatvanga represents her eternal consort – Chakrasamvara (Heruka). Impaled on the tip are the three skulls representing desire, form and formlessness. She also wears the crown with five skulls symbolizing the transmutation of the five kilesas into the five wisdoms.
Vajrayogini Statue Features
Indeed, she is a tantric female Buddha who embodies the inseparability of great bliss and emptiness. As a Buddha, Vajrayogini is free from ignorance and selfishness. Therefore, she only works for the benefit or others and for the destruction of the craving ego. For this purpose, she holds the kartika flaying knife in her right hand in order to permanently sever the ego.
In the left hand of this Vajrayogini statue she holds the kapala. The kapala translates literally as “skull or forehead” from Sanskrit. In traditional ceremonies the Tibetan kapala is filled with human blood and it is used as a libation vessel by Buddhist and Hindu deities. Although the meaning is not meant to be gruesome or morbid. Instead the purpose is to show the deity’s open disdain for impermanence.
As such, she stands on the principle worldly goddess red Kalarati with her right foot. Also, under her left foot is the principle worldly god – Bhairawa. Vajrayogini has transcended the frailties of greed, ill will and ignorance. The wrathful embodiment of Vajrayogini is known as Vajravarahi.