Tag Archives Statues

Four-Armed Resi Wisnu Image made from Sacred Brass with Three Colored Metal Finish

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The four-armed Rêsi Wisnu is an avatar of the Hindu god Viṣṇu avatar. This avatar, however, is not a human incarnation, but rather a physical manifestation of a deity residing in the higher celestial realms of existence. The heaven whence the deity descended granted him rebirth as the guru master of all rêsi saints on ...

Sacred Metal Statuette of the Saintly Hindu Priest Resi Narada

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A classical masterpiece of traditional Hindu-Buddhist temple art, made by the venerable master Luang Por Wichean, abbot of the Buddhist temple Wat Tham Muni Nard in Thailand. The metal statuette is made in the year 2011. Luang Por Wichean and his disciples performed a ritual consecration ceremony at Wat Tham Muni Nard, to bless the ...

Traditional Hindu-Buddhist Resi Effigy made from Sacred Metals and Powders + Silver Magic Scroll

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The metal effigy represents a traditional Hindu-Buddhist rêsi master. According to ancient Hindu-Buddhist tradition, a rêsi is a true mystic, a devout spiritual practitioner. The Javanese word rêsi is derived from the Sanskrit ṛṣi, which means 'seer'; i.e. a wandering hermit, who, as a result of intense practice of austerities, has acquired various supernatural abilities. ...

Ancient Singosari Goldfish Statue from the Thirteenth Century

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This ancient statue represents a goldfish, which is a common symbol for good luck and fortunes. The statue was found in Kanjuruan, close to the Candi Jago temple in Malang, East Java, Indonesia. Based on the condition of the bronze material, it can be estimated that this goldfish statue was made in the thirteenth century in ...

Tiger Head Rêsi Master Amulet made from Sacred Metals, Minerals and Stones + Magical Yantra Scroll

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This amulet is made and consecrated by the Buddhist monk Luang Por Kalong of Wat Kaolam, Thailand. Before Luang Por Kalong would consecrate an item or give someone his blessings, he would first touch with his thumb a crystal fang in the roof cavity of his mouth; a supernatural feature similar to that of the ...