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  • Material: Metal
  • Type: Copper
  • Product Type: Hand Carved
  • Technique: Casting
  • Style: Religious
  • Use: Art & Collectible
  • Theme: Buddhism
  • Place of Origin: Nepal
  • Brand Name: Shakya Handicraft
  • Model Number: NSW002
  • Size: 13 Inches tall

Packaging & Delivery

Packaging Details Wrapped with Nepali paper. The body is also wrapped with Nepali paper first and foam on top of it. The statue is then placed inside wooden box. The gap between statue and box is filled with pieces of foam again.
Delivery Time 7 Days

Product Description 

Vajrakilaya (Vajrakilla)

Vajrakilaya known as Vajrakumar is the deity of the magic phurba dagger, a symbol of the sharp point of wisdom fixed immobile on goodness by the power of one pointed concentration. Vajrakilaya is one of the favorite tantric archetype deity used in Nyigma Order. The strange and awesome appearance helps the practitioners undertake and achieve the task of clearing away the obstructions to enlightenment.

Vajrakilaya has three heads, six arms, and four legs. His three right hands except for the right front one held vajras with five and nine prongs. The right front one makes a gesture s granting boons with open palm. His three left hands hold a flaming three refuge jewel, a trident and the phurba dagger. His back is covered by the freshly flayed skin of the elephant of ignocance, where legs are tied front. A human skin is tied diagonally across his chest with the hands lying flat on his stomach. A rope ripples over his body with severed heads hanging by their hair. A knee length loin cloth winds around his belly belted with a tiger skin complete with tail, claws, and head. This deity wears live snakes as earrings, bracelets anklets, a cord over his chest and a hair ornament. His faces are round and small compared to the tall body. Despite the large fungs and bulging eyes, he has a likeable pleasant demeanor.

 

Buddhists usually place figures of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas on their altars.

Bowing and offering incense at these altars expresses both the recognition of

the sublime spiritual qualities represented by these statues and the aspiration

 to manifest these same qualities within ourselves.

 

 

The statue is a fine work of Art handmade by Newar artists in Patan, Nepal.

For more information please contact us. We will provide you with catalogue and

quotation upon your request. Thank You.

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