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Kubera also known as Jambhala is the Buddhist god of wealth. In many depictions such as this one, the deity is shown as a plump figure wearing a crown, ribbons and jewelry, and holding a mongoose, representing his victory over the naga (snake deities), who symbolize greed. As God of Wealth, Kubera squeezes the mongoose and causes the creature to spew out jewels. This lost wax method statue was hand cast by the very talented artists of the beautiful country of Nepal. Every piece is truly…

A Japanese Shingon Shu Esoteric Buddhist ritual implement called a Crossed Vajra and dating to the Mid-Edo period (1720). The Japanese deity Fudo Myo is often depicted holding a rope in one hand and Vajra in the other. Kobo Daishi statues are also often carved with him holding a vajra in one hand. The word Vajra literally means Indras Thunderbolt (Indra is a Hindu deity). The vajra is one of the exotic, mysterious ritual objects that Shingon introduced into Japanese Buddhism.

This Shakyamuni Buddha statue is seated in dhyana asana or meditative pose. In this position, the legs are crossed, closely locked with the soles of both feet visible. Lord Buddha is seated on a single lotus base also known as padmasana. This hand painted, lost wax method copper sculpture is a one of a kind statue, hand cast by the very talented artists of the beautiful country of Nepal. Every piece is truly unique!