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Ushnishavijaya Tsa Tsa

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This Tsa Tsa shows the three-faced, ten-eyed, and eight-handed victorious Ushnishavijaya [Tibetan: gTsug-tor rNam-par rGyal-ma, གཙུག་གཏོར་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་མ།]- this is how her name is translated - is an emanation of Vairochana Bud-dha. She is one of the three longevity deities in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon, along with Amitayus and White Tara. So she is worshipped as the auspicious patroness of long life.

She is regarded as the guardian of the Buddha wisdom. Corresponding to her name she is said to have her seat in the cranial protuberance [ushnisha] of the Buddha. Populary she is offen called "the mother of all Buddhas". The left [blue] one of her three faces is wrathful.

Her upper right hand holds a Buddha on a lotus throne. In front of her chest the goddess carries a double vajra [dorjee] and an arrow [sara]. With her ower right hand she displays the gesture of gift bestowing [varada mudra]. Three of her left hands hold the water bottle [kalasa], the noose [pasa], and the bow [capa]. The fourth hand is raised in the ges-ture of protection and reassurance [abhaya mudra].

To the left of her Amitayus, to the right Green Tara.

In the lower row [from left to right] are the three Bodhisattvas Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani depicted [they are symbols for past, present and future]. These three celestial Bodhisattvas are thought of as archangelic protectors, representing the power [Vajrapani], compassion [Ava-lokiteshvara] and wisdom [Manjushri].

The base of this tsa tsa is a single layered lotus throne.

Appr. Age: 19th cent.

Measurements: 2.2 x 2 x 0.6" | 5.5 x 5.0 x 1.5 cm
Price: 91 $ | 85 €
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany
Material: Burned Clay
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