Our 19.5″ wrathful Vajrapani statue was created by the expert artisans using the lost wax method. Therefore, it was completely hand crafted and inclusive of all the intricate details. Additionally, this Vajrapani statue was completed with a warm finish but still includes highlighting for pertinent effect. As a result, the statue is composed of copper alloy but the artisan finished the statue with wood like appearance. Therefore, it is very unique in nature because of it’s subtlety however, it still jumps out at you in wrathful expression.
Wrathful Vajrapani Statue Features
Our wrathful Vajrapani statue wears the crown adorned with five skulls. These skulls carry the dual representation of the five aggregates and also the five poisons. The five poisons are anger, greed, delusion, pride and jealousy. However, the 5 poisons have been converted to the nectars of transcendent wisdom.
Additionally, the five aggregates are material form, feeling, perception, mind formations and consciousness which have been pacified and subdued. This is represented by their depiction in skull like form on the crown of Vajrapani. Furthermore, Vajrapani is depicted with the 3 eyes which represent knowledge of the past, present and future.
In his right hand our Vajrapani statue wields the battle symbol of ancient India known as the vajra. The vajra is a Sanskrit word that has the dual meaning of diamond or thunderbolt. It symbolizes the power of virtue to eliminate all negativity and remove all obstacles from the spiritual realization of devotees.
Our statue depicts the flames of pristine awareness that burn around Vajrapani. Additionally, Vajrapani was the protector and guide of the original Buddha. He is a prominent feature of Mahayana, Vajrayana and Tibetan Buddhism. However, he is also referred to as a deity in the Pali Canon.
Last but not least, our Vajrapani statue is a embodiment of the Buddha’s spiritual power. Vajrapani is often depicted alongside Manjushri (Buddha’s wisdom) and Avalokitesvara (Buddhas immense compassion). Click here to learn more about Vajrapani.