Copper Alloy With Gold Gilded 9.5" Stupa Or Chorten Or Chaitya From Patan, Nepal For Sale
9.5" Stupa or Chorten or Chaitya - Shakya Statues Trade store
Shakya Statues Trade
9.5" Stupa or Chorten
Copper Alloy with Fully Gold Gilded
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Stupa or Chorten - Copper Alloy with Fully Gold Gilded
Copper Alloy with Fully Gold Gilded
0.95 kg / 2.09 lbs.
Ships FromPatan, Nepal
Shipping ProviderDHL Global Priority Express
Shipping TimeUsually ships within 48 hours. Allow 3-5 business days for delivery worldwide.
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Stupa or Chorten – The Basis of Offering
Stupa (Chorten in Tibetan which means "the basis of offering") is an important religious monument in Tibet. This unique religious architectural form expresses significant religious symbolism and presents Buddha's physical presence. It generally consists of three parts; a whitewashed base, a whitewashed cylinder and a crowning steeple or shaft. The square base foundation, representing the Buddha's lotus throne, symbolizes earth, the state of solidity and five forces (faith, concentration, mindfulness, perseverance and wisdom.) The four stepped base may or may not have openings. Above the base is a square or hexagon four stepped pedestal which represents The Buddha's crossed legs. Seated on the base is the cylinder, representing his torso. This symbolizes water, the state of fluidity and seven essential conditions of enlightenment: concentration, effort, equanimity, flexibility, mindfulness, joy and wisdom. Sometimes a Stupa has a shield like grillwork in one face. This allows relics of high lamas, statues and other items to be put inside. Between the cylinder and the crowning steeple, three is a square box, called Harmika, which represents the Buddha's eyes. It is considered to be the residence of the gods, symbolizing the eightfold noble path. The crowning steeple, the Buddha's crown, is usually hand - made of brass and/or covered with gold leaf. It is segmented into 13 tapering rings, a parasol and a twin symbol of the Sun and the Moon. Those rings, representing fire and the thirteen steps of enlightenment, successively symbolize ten powers of the Buddha and three close contemplations. The stylized parasol, representing wind, wards off all evil. At the top of the steeple is the twin symbol of the Sun and the Moon, which represent wisdom and method respectively. A flaming jewel may be found on the top of the twin symbol, symbolizing the highest enlightenment.
Stupa or Chorten or Chaitya, which represents the Buddhist Universe, is the Buddhist sanctuary, sometimes square and sometimes round, with spires or steps on the capital. A Stupa is a tower or steeple erected atop Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist temples. The Stupa is a symbol for the elementary organization of the universe according to Hindu cosmology. Each spire or step represents a heaven, the uppermost portion being a point which is supposed to be the highest peak of Mount Sumeru, a mythical mountain whence the Bodhichitta loses itself in sunya. It is composed of four parts (from the base, up), symbolizing the five tattwas, or elements: Earth, Air, Fire and Water. On the four sides of the Stupa or Chaitya the figures of four Dhyani Buddhas; Akshobhya, Ratna Sambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi are placed. The place of Vairochana is in the centre. In some Stupa or Chaitya Vairochana is placed to the east along with Akshobhya.
About this Ritual Item
This Stupa or Chorten is made of copper alloy with 24 karat gold gilded and is entirely hand carved with beautiful carvings. The carving details are done very finely throughout.
This Stupa or Chorten was hand crafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times.
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Consecrating Your Ritual Item
Shakya Statues Trade is pleased to offer ritual consecration for this item
upon request. In the Buddhist tradition, consecration is considered essential
for any sacred implement used for meditation or devotional practice. A qualified
Lama from our Buddhist monastery in the Kathmandu Valley will utter mantras
while sprinkling holy water, rice, and purifying herbs in the traditional
There is no fee for consecration, but if you would like to make the customary
donation to the Lama for his time and services he will be happy to accept any
amount offered to him.
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About Our Store
We are a family-owned traditional business located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal.
Our handcrafted metal statues, original thangka paintings and Buddhist ritual
items are among the finest made in the world today.
Our store, Shakya Statues Trade,
showcases items currently available at our showrooms in the historic city of Patan
and in the Thamel district of Kathmandu.
Each of our items is handcrafted by local artisans who have spent a lifetime learning
and perfecting their skills. Our master craftsmen come from families who have practiced
these ancient Nepalese arts for centuries. Many of our finer statues and thangkas have
taken more than a year to create. When you purchase a piece of original artwork from
Shakya Statues Trade, you are helping to support a beautiful and ancient tradition.
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Each order is shipped directly from the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. We make every
effort to pack and ship within 48 hours of receiving your payment. Special
services such as Consecration and Silk Brocade require a few extra days of
handling time depending on the availability of the Lama and the amount of
broade work to be done.
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