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Thousand Arms Avaloketiswora

Thousand Arms Avaloketiswora

Price: $600.00

Item Code : LS-026-AGF

Material Used : Copper alloy with gold gilt and antique finishing

Height : 37 cm

Width : 28 cm

Depth : 11 cm

Weight : 2.700 kgs

 

In Buddhist legend, the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara vowed to liberate all sentient beings from suffering but when he realized the magnitude of his task, his head exploded into countless pieces.  His body was then re-assembled by the Buddha Amitabha and the Bodhisattva Vajrapani (also known as the wielder of the thunderbolt) into this omniscient form of Avalokiteshvara, with eleven heads and a thousand arms.  Each of Avalokiteshvara’s hands displays an all-seeing eye, symbolizing the union of wisdom and skillful means.  The first two hands hold a wish-fulfilling gem, a symbol of the deepest powers of the human psyche.  The next five hold a lotus, a bow, a vase, a buddhist rosary (malas), and a wheel.  The eighth hand (lower right) is in the varada mudra also known as the gesture of generosity and charity.

Avalokiteshvara’s multiple tiers of heads are crowned by the fierce face of Vajrapani and at the very top the face of Amitabha, symbols of uncompromising compassion and the boundless light of the awakened mind.

Avalokiteshvara’s Mantra “Om Mane Padme Hum” is found inscribed on rocks, temples and prayer wheels throughout the Himalayas and southeast Asia.

This thousand armed avalokiteshwora is made up of copper metal with gold gilt and finished in antique look. The body of the statue and the base are attached together and the frame behind which have thousand arms is made up of copper sheet and fixed to main statue in the base from behind.

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