Few in the west have heard of Chenrezig and yet he is the second most popular Buddha in Tibet after Guru Rinpoche. Maybe you know him as Avalokitesvara. Or maybe you know his mantra: “Om Mani Padme Hum.” This beautiful and detailed statue of Chenrezig shows why he is the buddha of love and compassion. That hand-painted 24 kt. gold face exudes boundless love. This is one of our nicest statues.
He has two hands folded in prayer while holding a brilliant sky-blue wish-fulfilling jewel at his heart. In this way, he holds close to his heart Bodhicitta or altruistic love for all sentient beings. The other arm on his right holds a crystal mala. The other hand holds a pristine lotus. This shows his promise to manifest continuously in a multitude of ways, to benefit us, like the steady momentum of counting prayer beads.
This is an enamel painted statue which is something new coming out of Nepal. The vivid colors with that hand painted 24k gold face make these statues simply striking. It's big too —13.5 inches. We left the Nepalese Gov't tag denoting they are letting something valuable out of the country on there, along with the artists seal.