Our Nepali master artisan created our beautiful handmade Dorje Sempa statue 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 or red stones. These colors have special symbolic meaning in Buddhism and your statue will wear them well.
Symbolism of our Dorje Sempa Statue
This handmade Dorje Sempa statue is depicted holding the vajra in his right hand and the ghanta (bell) in his left hand. These symbols are highly associated with Vajrasattva. The ghanta (bell) represents the attribute of wisdom and the vajra symbolizes the attribute of compassion. The meaning of these two symbols seen together is very significant. This is because it is the joining of compassion and wisdom which is the symbol of enlightenment.
Furthermore, Dorje Sempa sits in the full lotus pose on top of a double lotus pedestal. The lotus flower is very symbolic in Buddhist beliefs. The reason is that the lotus flower rises above the murky pond water to blossom in the clean air above. Similar to the lotus flower, dedicated Buddhist practitioners will rise above the sea of suffering and obtain wisdom which can eventually lead to enlightenment.
Vajrasattva has a 100 syllable mantra and a much shorter 6 syllable mantra. Although lamas teach devotees that both mantras are equally effective, the 100 syllable mantra is clearly more difficult. Nonetheless, all devotees need to say is “Om Vajrasattva Hum” and the deity will heed their call. Click here to learn more about Dorje Sempa.