$219 - SOLD
This bronze statue is the portrayal of Padma Sambhav, the renowned tantric saint of Northern India. He came to Tibet in the middle of the eight century to provide the tantra doctrine teachings, he remained in Tibet for 50 years, founding monasteries and spreading Buddhism. The legend has it that he had subdued all the malignant gods in Tibet, sparing only those that became converted to Buddhism and that promised to be defenders of the doctrine. Padmasambhav is represented seated on a lotus asana, the right hand holding the vajra and the left, lying in his lap, the patra. He holds his special symbol, the khatvanga pressed against his breast, which in his bronze statue, is removable. 8" w x 5" d x 12".