A Chengresi statue, also known as an Avalokiteshvara statue, is a depiction of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Tibetan Buddhism. It is often depicted as a male deity with multiple arms and heads, with a serene and compassionate expression on his face. Avalokiteshvara is typically depicted wearing rich and elaborate bodhisattva attire, including flowing robes and adorned with jewelry and ornaments.
Chengresi statues represent the embodiment of compassion and the ideal of the bodhisattva path, and are used in rituals and practices to invoke the compassionate energy of Avalokiteshvara. Devotees may engage in prayers, chants, and meditation practices in front of the statue to connect with Avalokiteshvara's qualities and seek his blessings and guidance. Chengresi statues can also serve as beautiful decorations to grace any home or outdoor space with a sense of peacefulness and calm. Displaying a statue of Avalokiteshvara encourages the peaceful energy to be shared and appreciated.
Here are some instructions on how to maintain a statue of Chengresi:
- Avoid Exposure to Sunlight: The Chengresi statue should be placed in an area with indirect or diffused light, as prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fade the colors and damage the surface.
- Prevent Moisture Damage: Protect the statue from excessive moisture or humidity to prevent discoloration, mold growth, and damage. Pat it dry with a soft cloth if wet.
- Handle with Care: Handle the Chengresi statue gently and respectfully, avoiding sudden movements or impacts.
- Regular Dusting: Dust the statue regularly with a soft, dry cloth to remove any dust or dirt, and avoid using abrasive materials or cleaners.
- Size: 23 cm x 15 cm
- Materials: Copper, Brass
- Origination: Antique from Nepal