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Gods and Goddesses

We offer the following selection of high-quality gods and goddesses statues for your private altar:

Buddha.
    BUD-5 Healing Buddha 15" high $206
    Seated with legs crossed in the adamantine (diamond) posture and garbed in a simple robe, Buddha, with his left hand lying in his lap in a meditation mudra holding a medicine bowl, touches the earth with the tip of the middle finger of his right hand, responding to the devil Mara's challenge to his right to enlightenment.

    BUD-6 Buddha with Fine Finish 14-1/4" high $250
    This handmade Indian Buddha is cast in brass with a fine finish. The Buddha sits in the classic Dhyana Asana upon a pedestal of single lotus petals. In his left hand he holds a medicine bowl; his right hand touches the earth in the Bhumisparsa mudra of witness.

    BUD-8 Amitabha Buddha 6" high $310
    This Nepalese Buddha is hand-cast in bronze with a copper overlay. He exhibits the Samadhi mudra with his two palms folded face up one on top of the other, lying in his lap. In his palms he holds a Kalasa which contains Amrit, the elixir of immortality; it is also a symbol of plenty. Around Amitabha Buddha's neck is an Akshamala or rosary, symbol of the never ending cycle. Jeweled bracelets, earrings, arm cuffs, and crown with five ornate lotus plaques adorn him. Defying gravity, scarves float effortlessly around him in graceful arabesques as he meditates with downcast eyes seated on a lotus petal throne.

    BUD-9 Celestial Buddha 24" high $390
    This impressive Celestial Buddha has his right arm extended all the way down with palm facing outwards in the Varada mudra, which confers boon or grace. He represents the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha of the West with his left hand holding a lotus scepter. He stands in a Samapada asana common to Boddisatwas upon a double lotus Viswapadmasana throne set upon an octagonal dias. Cast in brass with a bronze patina, the Buddha's golden robes drape in graceful symmetry about his well-formed body. His coiffure is decorated with a plaque bearing a miniature Buddha seated in meditation while an elaborate flame-shaped halo emanates from his divine head, appropriate to the Buddha who is the embodiment of Light.

    SS-BUSI24 Sitting Buddha Stone Statue with Base   $798
    This granite Buddha sits in the classic Dhyana Asana upon a square stone pedestal of single lotus petals. Shipping is additional.

Ganesha.
    GAN-6 Large Reclining Ganesha 16-1/2" high x 12" length $300
    This beautiful silver-washed four-armed Ganesha sits in a position of royal ease, regarding the observer with an expression of benevolence from his four-legged throne. He leans against a luxurious pillow, his right hand raised in the protective "Fear Not!" mudra and a battle axe held in another hand.

    GAN-9 Lord Ganesha Seated on Lion Throne 35" high x 17" wide; 7 pieces $1,295
    This impressive four-armed Ganesha sits respendently on a Singhasana flanked by twin roaring lion-faced cushions. A nimbus of scallop shapes crowned by a demon head is the platform for Lord Ganesha's umbrella, with its brass tassels hanging down. Lord Ganesha himself wears an elaborate and imposing Mukha (ritual crown), and has the mark of the Trisula (trident) at the base of his serpentine trunk. At his feet in abject adoration with front paws clasped in prayer crouches his mount, faithful shrew Mooshika, on a lotus-petal embellished footstool.

Hanuman.
    HAN-1 Hanuman with Mace 9" high $60
    This brass Hanuman from India holds in his right hand a mace. His enormous tail is raised in a loop high above his head. Hanuman's muscular arms are festooned with etched bracelets and armbands; an elaborate jeweled necklace adorns his chest. About his loins is tied a cloth in a simple knot; a ritual crown graces his simian head.

    HAN-4 Hanuman of Protection 17" high $165
    This Indian Hanuman of brass stands on a small throne of double lotus petals. His right hand holds his customary weapon, a mace, and his left hand is raised in the gesture of protection. He wears an elaborate costume consisting of a pleated cloth girdle with a horseshoe-like belt etched with floral motifs draped around his loins. Multiple jeweled necklaces, bracelets and anklets decorate his body. From his crowned monkey head radiates an aura like the sun.

Hotei.
    HOT-1 Hotei of Good Health 7-1/2" high x 3" wide x 2-1/2" deep $129
    HOT-2 Large Hotei of Wealth 9" high x 3-1/2" wide x 2-1/2" deep $159
    This hand-carved Hotei of alabaster stone has his arms raised high above his head; each hand holds a legendary Peach of Immortality. Looped around the thumb of his left hand is fly-whisk, a sign of leadership and long life. A rosary is draped around Hotei's neck, highlighted by a lingzhi, the fabeled "fungus of immortality."

    HOT-3 Hotei of Abundance 4-1/2" high x 6" wide x 4" deep $135
    Here Hotei sits on huge bag of rice or gifts, symbol of abundance and riches. His laughing face radiates benevolance; pendulous earlobs rest on his bare shoulders, representing his great wisdom. Five children cavort upon Hotei's immense body. Hotei's right hand gently holds a playful child while his left hand rests lightly upon his knee. He is the Buddhist Maitreya, the Buddha to come, and his robe is meticulously embellished in subdued colors with floral designs and auspicious symbols, as is his bountiful bag of rice/gifts. He is hand-carved in China of alabaster stone.

Lakshmi
    LAK-1 Lakshmi Under Arch 3-1/4" high $15
    This Lakshmi statue of solid brass with copper overlay sits on a Viswapadmasana pedestal of double lotus petals, surrounded by a mandala of sacred fire. Lotus blossoms are held upright in two of her four hands. With one right hand she makes the Abhaya Mudra, the gesture of protection; her left hand forms the Varada Mudra, or gesture of boon or grace.

    LAK-2 Lakshmi Standing 5" high $21
    This Lakshmi statue of solid brass stands on a Viswapadmasana pedestal of double lotus petals. Lotus blossoms are held upright in two of her four hands. With one right hand she makes the Abhaya Mudra, the gesture of protection.

    LAK-3 Lakshmi Sitting 7" high by 4-1/2" wide $65
    This Lakshmi statue of solid brass with copper overlay sits in the Dhyana Asana position on a Viswapadmasana pedestal of double lotus petals. A dual mandala of sacred fire emanates from her head like a nimbus. Lotus blossoms are held upright in two of her four hands. With one right hand she makes the Abhaya Mudra, the gesture of protection; her left hand forms the Varada Mudra, or gesture of boon or grace.

    JL-700 Polished Soapstone Base 2-1/2" dia. $3
    Circular charcoal gray polished soapstone base is 2-1/2" diameter.

Quan Yin.
    QYN-3 Eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara 14-1/2" height x 7-1/2" width x 4-1/2" depth $125
    Seated in a diamond posture upon a Viswapadmasana throne of double lotus petals, this eight-armed Avalokiteshvara has 11 heads ascending pagoda-like into the heavens, reflecting various aspects of the Bodhisattva. There are three sets of three faces in serene and peaceful meditation, topped by a single face above them laughing, baring two rows of square teeth. The ushnisha-topped head of the Buddha Amitabha appears on the pinnacle. His elongated earlobes, symbol of wisdom, are decorated with lotus flower earrings; draped across his chest are strands of beaded necklaces. Behind Avalokiteshvara effortessly flutters a long scarf in graceful, gravity-defying arabesques.

    QYN-4 Standing Quan Yin with Scroll 16" height x 4-3/4" width x 4/7/8" depth $395
    This elegant Blanc de Chine porcelain Quan Yin stands with her long robes swaying in soft, graceful folds, as if fluttering in a mild breeze. Her hair is fashioned into a loose knot at the top of her head, with two plaits forming lovely tendrils falling over her shoulders. Her eyes are slightly closed and downcast, as if in blissful meditation. Draped across her chest is a beaded necklace with lotus blossom medallion situated over her heart. Her bare foot treads lightly on the head of a large carp, emblem of perservance, concealed in the roiling waves beneath her. Her left hand makes the gesture of meditation while her right hand holds the sacred text of the scriptures and the store of truth, implying the unwritten book of nature.

    QYN-5 Seated Quan Yin with Ruyi 16" height x 7-1/2" width x 7-1/2" depth $450
    Seated in a position of ease, this Blanc de Chine porcelain Quan Yin is the epitome of elegant serenity. Her elongated earlobes, symbol of wisdom, hang almost to her shoulders; draped across her chest is a beaded necklace with lotus blossom medallion situated over her heart. Her eyes are lowered in meditation; a sweet smile playing upon her serene countenance. In her highly coiffed and hooded hair is an ornate diadem featuring a tiny Buddha touching the earth at the moment of his enlightment. Her bare feet are crossed at the ankles. In her left hand Quan Yin holds the foremost among auspicious symbols, the ruyi or wish-granting scepter. Ruyi means "as you wish."

    QYN-7 Saffron Ceramic Quan Yin 4-1/2" height $24
    Ceramic Quan Yin statue with celadon-colored robe made in Thailand.

    QYN-8 Celadon Ceramic Quan Yin 4-1/2" height $24
    Ceramic Quan Yin statue with celadon-colored robe made in Thailand.

Shiva.
    SHI-1 Bronze Shiva Dancing 12" high $100
    Dancing youthful Shiva adopts the anandatandava pose with one leg lifted, embodying masculine grace rather than strength. One hand is raised in the "Fear Not" gesture, while another points to his dancing feet in the gesture of liberation.

    SHI-2 Bronze Shiva Dancing with Brass Accents 12" high $100
    This Shiva is identical to SHI-1 with the exception of its brass accents on the circle of flames and on Shiva's jewelry and garments.

    SHI-3 Golden Shiva 14" high x 11-1/4" wide $180
    Highly polished golden Shiva, Lord of the Dance, gracefully adopts the anandatandava pose with one leg lifted. His elaborate headdress is eclipsed by the River Ganges flowing from his locks in the frenzy of the dance. A stylized ring of fire radiates from the god and forms a intricate frame to the scene.

Tara.
    TAR-1 Standing Tara 12" high $66
    This standing Tara has an elaborate crown of jeweled plaques encircling her head and is decorated with bejeweled necklaces, earrings, bracelets and armbands. Her right hand is extended in the gesture of charity or conferring boon or grace; in her left hand she holds a lotus blossom.

    TAR-2 Large Standing Tara 16-1/2" high $106
    With her right hand this large standing Tara makes the boon-granting gesture and with her left she holds a triple white lotus with one bud, one full bloom, and one closed bloom. Jeweled necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and armbands encircle her body. A high flat knot of hair (jatamukuta) protrudes above her crown. She stands upon a Padmasana throne of single lotus petals.

    TAR-3 White Tara 8-1/2" height x 5" length x 3-1/4" width $260
    This exquisite White Tara is seated in full Vajra posture with her left hand poised at the heart holding the stem of a lotus that opens into blossom beside her left shoulder. Her right hand is in the Varada mudra symbolizing supreme generosity. The palms of her hands and soles of her feet have eyes upon them, as she is "all-seeing." Her golden countenance with serene downward gaze is beautifully rendered. She is wearing all sorts of precious bodhisattva ornaments and the hems of her form-fitting celestial garments are embossed with rich floral designs arranged in symmetrical folds, while scarves fluttering from her arms defy gravity in graceful patterns. A high flat knot of hair (jatamukuta) protrudes above her elaborate crown of golden foliate wheels. She sits upon a Padmasana throne of single lotus petals.

    TAR-4 Large Green Tara 12" height x 7-1/2" length x 6-1/2" width $290
    Here Green Tara appears as a young beautiful maiden wearing a crown bedecked with five foliate wheels. She wears all kinds of bodhisattva ornaments studded with jewels and celestial garments etched with floral patterns. She sits on a lotus throne in Lalita asana with one leg pendant and resting upon a lotus blossom. Her left hand shows the gesture of refuge vows and her right hand the Varada mudra because she is quick to answer the petitions of those who seek her aid. Both hands also hold sinuous lotus flowers that float in full blossom high above her shoulders.

Yab-Yum.
    YAB-1a Small Amitabha Buddha with his Shakti 4-1/2" high Out of stock
    YAB-1b Large Amitabha Buddha with his Shakti 8" high Out of stock
    This Nepalese Buddha's hands form the characteristic mudra of Dhyani Buddha Amitabha with his Shakti. The Buddha's pendulous earlobs hang almost to his shoulders. His eyes gaze serenely into the countenance of his enstatic Shakti. They are handmade of copper in Nepal and available in two sizes.

    YAB-2 Bodhisattva with his Shakti 9" high Out of stock
    This depiction of a Bodhisattva and his Shakti in embrace symbolizes the union between wisdom and method which leads to ultimate bliss. A motif of foliate wheels decorates the crown the Bodhisattva wears. His Shakti is rendered with an ornate jeweled girdle.

    YAB-3 Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi 9" high x 7" length x 4-1/2" wide Out of stock
    This depiction of the god Shamvara and his consort Vajravarahi is a work of Nepalese artistry. Their embrace symbolizes the union between wisdom and method which leads to ultimate bliss. A motif of foliate wheels decorates the crowns the god and goddess wear. Shamvara's hair is arranged in the coif of a yogi. He has four faces and six arms. His first two arms are wrapped in passionate embrace around his consort, Vajravarahi. The first two hands, holding a vajra scepter (symbolizing the male principal or skillful method) and a bell (symbolizing the female principal or wisdom), make the diamond HUM-sound gesture. The Damaru (hand drum made of two half-skulls) in the second left hand shows that Samvara's "voice resounds joyously." His second right hand makes the Varada Mudra of charity or conferring grace. His third left hand holds the Dhanusa (bow) and his third right hand holds the Bana (arrow of awareness), once again symbolizing the dynamic combination of wisdom and method. Vajravarahi is rendered with an ornate jeweled girdle. In her left hand she holds a skull bowl of blood which demonstrates that she "has cut away discrimination between existence and nonexistence." Her right hand wields the Kartika (vajra chopper) that "cuts off the six defects, pride and the rest."
    Shamvara and Vajravarahi are united on a Viswapadmasana which symbolizes their purity of descent and self-creation.


    YAB-4 Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi on Lionback 13-3/4" high x 11" length x 6" wide $900
    This depiction of the god Shamvara and his consort Vajravarahi is a work of electrifying intensity. Their embrace symbolizes the union between wisdom and method which leads to ultimate bliss. A motif of foliate wheels decorates the crowns the god and goddess wear. Shamvara's hair is arranged in the coif of a yogi. He has three faces and six arms. His first two arms are wrapped in passionate embrace around his consort, Vajravarahi. The first two hands, holding a vajra scepter (symbolizing the male principal or skillful method) and a bell (symbolizing the female principal or wisdom), make the diamond HUM-sound gesture. The Damaru (hand drum made of two half-skulls) in the second left hand shows that Samvara's "voice resounds joyously." His second right hand makes the Varada Mudra of charity or conferring grace. His third left hand holds the Dhanusa (bow) and his third right hand holds the Bana (arrow of awareness), once again symbolizing the dynamic combination of wisdom and method. Vajravarahi is rendered with an ornate jeweled girdle. In her left hand she holds a skull bowl of blood which demonstrates that she "has cut away discrimination between existence and nonexistence." Her right hand wields the Kartika (vajra chopper) that "cuts off the six defects, pride and the rest."
    Shamvara and Vajravarahi are united on a Padmasana riding on the back of a lion which symbolizes their mastery over egocentric existence. The lion, crouching on a larger Padmasana pedestal with tail held high, twists his head behind his back to view them, his features contorted in an open-mouthed roar.

Selected Books.
    BOK-5  Tibetan Buddhist Altars, by Wise, Beer & CarterPrice: $23.95
    Tibetan Buddhist Altars: A Pop-up Gallery of Traditional Art & Wisdom by Ted Wise, Robert Beer and David A. Carter offers a colorful collection of three-dimensional renderings of traditional thangka paintings. Meditation on the bodies of Tibetan Buddhist deities allows us to assimilate their divine qualities. Five important deities inspire meditation through beautiful pop-up scenes paired with appropriate mantras and brief histories. 6 pages.

    BOK-6  Tibetan Buddhist Goddess Altars, by Wise, Foster & BeerPrice: $23.95
    With Tibetan Buddhist Goddess Altars: A Pop-up Gallery of Art & Wisdom, focusing your meditation practice is easy. It cleverly presents four stunning three-dimensional altars, each depicting a revered goddess. By meditating on these images, you can identify with the goddesses' divine qualities to enrich your life. The brilliant, exquisitely detailed illustrations are adaptations of traditional Tibetan thangka painting. Each is accompanied by a brief description of the goddess and her attributes, as well as a mantra to use in your meditation. 4 pages.

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