Milarepa Statue for Home Decor | Buddhist Home Altar | Antique Crafts

SKU: 74EBMilarepa


Milarepa – Buddhist Master of Tibet, Home Decor Statue

About The Statue :

This Milarepa Statue is hand-carved in copper, and the statue is finished with acrylic paints. The statue is in its regular listening position.

Introduction To Milarepa :

Milarepa is believed to be the most beloved and highly accomplished Buddhist master of Tibet. His songs on enlightened experiences are still sung today by the learned and laypeople alike. Milarepa during his early career committed many evil deeds through black magic and sending hailstorms too. He later regretted his evil deeds and eventually found his worthy and enlightened Marpa, who put him on trials and hardships in other to test his guru's devotion and eagerness to practice dharma teachings. He later conferred on him the series of empowerments and essential teachings of Maha Mudra which he received from Naropa. Milarepa meditated on these tantric teachings with great zeal in wild and forlorn mountains for 6 years and eventually achieved the realization of Vajradharahood in his very lifetime. Millions of devotees took inspiration from his practice and verification of Buddhist teachings.

Milarepa is often depicted as in the illustration shown here, with his right hand raised to his right ear in a listening gesture, symbolling his way of teaching the Buddhist wisdom through songs or poems. Milarepa can be easily recognized by the right hand held up to his right ear. He spent much of his life meditating in mountain caves. In the Indian ascetic tradition, he sits on animal skin. In his left hand is a skull cup. The use of bone served as a constant reminder of the temporary nature of human existence. The presence of blue azurite in this figure's hair indicates that it has been used for worship.
Size: 12cm(Height) and 10cm(Base)
Weight: 0.578 kg
Material: Oxidized Copper Body, Acrylic Paint

How do take care of your statues?

• Place them at room temperature, avoiding direct sunlight.
• Make sure that the area where your statue is placed is completely free of moisture and dust.
• Place it at the highest place on your altar after being consecrated by Lama/monks. The best practice is to keep them covered inside a glass cabinet.
• Do not use your bare hands or any objects with a rough surface to wipe the face. Directly touching with the bare hand objects can smudge the face, leaving scratches.