Our Nepali Lokeshvara statue was handmade with the jewelry and crown of a bodhisattva. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of the statue with turquoise and red coral stones. The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green and the color red pays tribute to Amitabha Buddha. The service is complementary and is completed with no extra charges.
Symbolism of our Nepali Lokeshvara Statue
Lokeshvara has vowed to forgo Buddhahood until the suffering of all beings is eliminated. As a result, Lokeshvara is known as “Bodhisattva of Compassion” (also known as Avalokiteshvara, Padmapani) because of his infinite compassion for all sentient life. Additionally, devotees have come to directly associate Lokeshvara with the compassion of the Buddha.
In the the upper right hand our Nepali Lokeshvara statue clutches the 108 mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum“. Additionally, the beautiful lotus flower grows over his left shoulder. Lokeshvara is also known as “Padmapani” which is a Sanskrit word meaning “lotus holder”. Indeed, the lotus flower is very important in Buddhism because it is a symbol for supreme awakening.
Our Lokeshvara statue has his two main hands pressed together in front of his chest. In between his hands is the mythical cintamani jewel which will grant the wishes of devotees. Click here to learn more about the special meaning of Lokeshvara.