Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Sculptures > Brass > Tibetan Buddhist Deity Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara
Displaying 484 of 2620         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Tibetan Buddhist Deity Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara

Tibetan Buddhist Deity Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara

Tibetan Buddhist Deity Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara

Availability:
Only One in stock
Exclusive
Specifications:

Brass Statue

12.5 inch X 9 inch X 3 inch
3.35 kg
Item Code:
ZJ56
Price:
$190.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Tibetan Buddhist Deity Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 26074 times since 29th Jan, 2017

The bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara (Chenrezi to Tibetans) is portrayed here in his most powerful, royal form, with eleven faces, one thousand eyes, and one thousand arms. He is saluted in a common Tibetan prayer as "The holy Avalokiteshvara, who has the thousand arms of the thousand universal monarchs, the thousand eyes of the thousand Buddhas of this good eon, and who manifests whatsoever is appropriate to tame whatsoever!"

There are several versions of the legend explaining his eleven heads, but they all resolve themselves into the following:

Avalokiteshvara, the all pitying one, descended into hell, converted the wicked, liberated them, and conducted them to Sukhavati, the paradise of his spiritual father, Amitabha.

He discovered, however, to his dismay, that for every culprit converted and liberated, another instantly took his place. Legend claims that his head split into ten pieces from grief and despair on discovering the extent of wickedness in the world, and the utter hopelessness of saving all mankind. Amitabha caused each piece to become a head, and placed the heads on the body of his spiritual son, Avalokitesvara. Nine of the heads have benign faces and are depicted in three rows; the tenth has an angry face, while the head at the top is that of Amitabha.

All the heads, except that of Amitabha, is crowned. In contrast to the floral crowns of the three rows of heads, the top wrathful head is adorned with a crown of skulls.

At a symbolic level, eight of the heads represent the cardinal directions and their intermediate points, and the other three signify the zenith, the center, and the nadir.

Fascinating as this myth is, it probably disguises an earlier myth of cosmic creation in which a primal being created the universe by disintegrating his own person.

Amitabha further said to Avalokiteshvara that there was still another way to accomplish his goal. Mahakala, the wrathful aspect of Avalokitesvara, was then created to fight against negative forces with compassion and to destroy obstacles in the path towards righteousness, thereby helping all sentient beings reach enlightenment. The tenth wrathful head is thus that of Mahakala.

In addition Avalokiteshvara is given a thousand arms which form a mandala around his body and symbolize his pervasiveness. The palm of each hand is marked with an eye, the 'eye of mercy', to see the sufferings of all beings, and to help sentient beings overcome them.

The two central arms hold a wish-fulfilling gem; one main right arm is holding the wheel of combined spiritual teaching and benevolent governance; another upraised right hand holds the rosary. a left hand holds a bow and arrow, their pairing symbolizes the coincidence of wisdom and method, or the union of wisdom and concentration. Another upraised left hand holds a lotus in full bloom. This is a symbol of purity, renunciation, and divinity.

Of Related Interest:

Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Thangka Painting)

Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara (Brass Statue)

Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara (Antiquated Sterling Silver Pendant)

Eleven Headed Avalokitesvara Chenresigs, Kuan-yin, or Kannon Bodhisattva: Its Origin and Iconography (Book)

The Bodhisattva Ideal: Buddhism and the Aesthetics of Selflessness (Article)

 

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Tibetan Buddhist Deity Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara
Brass Statue
14 inch Height X 9 inch Width X 3.7 inch Depth
3.5 kg
Item Code: ZJ58
$175.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Deity Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara
Brass Statue
10.3 inch Height x 7.2 inch Width x 2 inch Depth
1.8 kg
Item Code: ZG89
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Deity Avalokiteshvara
Brass Statue
11.5 inch x 11.5 inch x 6 inch
4.6 kg
Item Code: ZAO25
$295.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
(Tibetan Buddhist Deity) Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara
Brass Statue
7.5 inch X 5.5 inch X 2.0 inch
1 Kg
Item Code: ET14
$125.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Deity Chenrezig (Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara)
Brass Statue
7 inch Height x 6 inch Width x 2.5 inch Depth
1.3 kg
Item Code: ZT07
$90.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Buddhist Deity)
Brass Statue
12 inch Height x 8 inch Width x 3.6 inch Depth
3.5 kg
Item Code: ZCH03
$195.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Deity Avalokiteshvara
Brass Statue
11.7 inch Height x 11.2 inch Width x 5.3 inch Depth
4.7 kg
Item Code: ZL84
$225.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshwara
Brass Statue
12 inch X 9 inch X 3 inch
3.28 kg
Item Code: ZL04
$190.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Four Armed Avalokiteshvara -Tibetan Buddhist
Copper Statue Gilded with 24 Karat Gold
5.2 inch Height x 2.5 inch Width X 1.5 inch Depth
0.22 kg
Item Code: ZCH73
$135.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Chenrezig (Four Armed Avalokiteshvara Tibetan Buddhist Deity)
Copper Statue Gilded with 24 Karat Gold
8.6 inch Height x 6 inch Width X 3.7 inch Depth
1.7 kg
Item Code: ZBC87
$295.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Eleven Headed Thousand Armed Avalokiteshvara
Copper Statue Gilded with 24 Karat Gold
5.7 inch Height x 3.5 inch Width x 1.5 inch Depth
0.31 kg
Item Code: ZCD30
$255.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Large Size Chenrezig (Four Armed Avalokiteshvara Tibetan Buddhist Deity)
Brass Statue with Inlay
23.0 inch x 20.5 inch x 12.0 inch
22 kg
Item Code: ZBF23
$1195.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Japanese Form of Padmapani Avalokiteshvara (Kuan Yin)
Brass Sculpture
23.5" X 9" X 9"
10.9 kg
Item Code: EQ89
$520.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tibetan Buddhist Deity- Chenrezig (Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara)
Copper Sculpture Gilded with 24 Karat Gold and Gemstones
8.5" X 6.0" X 3.5"
1.4 kg
Item Code: RG46
$325.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

I have purchased many books from your company. Your packaging is excellent, service is great and attention is prompt. Please maintain this quality for this order also!
Raghavan, USA
My order arrived today with plenty of time to spare. Everything is gorgeous, packing excellent.
Vana, Australia
I was pleased to chance upon your site last year though the name threw me at first! I have ordered several books on Indian theatre and performance, which I haven't found elsewhere (including Amazon) or were unbelievably exorbitantly priced first editions etc. I appreciate how well you pack the books in your distinctive protective packaging for international and domestic mailing (for I order books for India delivery as well) and the speed with which my order is delivered, well within the indicated time. Good work!
Chitra, United Kingdom
The statue has arrived today. It so beautiful, lots of details. I am very happy and will order from you shop again.
Ekaterina, Canada.
I love your company and have been buying a variety of wonderful items from you for many years! Keep up the good work!
Phyllis, USA
The Lakshmi statue arrived today and it is beautiful. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am thrilled and she is an amazing statue for my living room.
Susanna, West Hollywood, CA.
I received my ordered items in good condition. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good collection of items and prompt delivery service arrangements upon receiving the order.
Ram, USA
Adishankaracharya arrived safely in Munich. You all did a great job. The packaging was extraordinary well done. Thanks to all of you. I´m very happy...
Hermann, Germany
We had placed the order on your site and we received it today. We had tried a lot for finding that book but we couldn't. Thanks for the book.This was what we wanted.
Harkaran
I received my items in good condition. Packing was excellent. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good array of items you offer, various good shipping options, and prompt response upon receiving the order.
Ram
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India