Namgyalma Buddha Statue- Gold plated in Tibetan Tradition
This is unique and rare Namgyalma buddha statue worshiped in Tibetan Tradition as well as Newari Tradition. Partially gold plated and gold painted face.
- Size 9 inches tall and 6 inches wide
- The statue is partially gold plated handmade in Nepal
- Face is painted with 24k gold.
- Core body is made of Copper using traditional ‘lost wax method’ for casting.
- Carvings on the body and face are all done by hand
- Category: Tibetan Culture, Tantic rituals, Spirituality, Buddhism
Symbolic Meaning of Namgyalma Buddha Statue:
According to wikipedia, Namgyälma is a female yidam and long-life deity of the Kriya Tantra class in Tibetan Buddhism. She is typically depicted as being white in colour, seated, and has eight arms, holding various symbolic implements in each of her hands.
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