Antique Khmer Style Bronze Angkor Wat Standing Shiva - 10 Arms - 52cm/21"
Measures (Height) 52cm/21"
An antique Khmer style Angkor Wat Shiva.
This Shiva image stands samabhanga on a bronze base. His hair is arranged in a cylindrical chignon adorned with the symbol Om in raised relief.
The symbol Om is the most sacred mantra. The presence of the symbol Om suggests that this may be an image of Shiva as a yogin master.
The deity is clothed in a short sampot can kpin with a scarf ending in a double fish tail pleat in front. The style of the sampot can kpin represents the 12th century Angkor Wat style. Shiva is adorned with a diadem, earrings, armbands, bracelets, anklets, a pectoral with pendants at the back and a belt with marching pendants.
The Trilochana of Shiva can be seen on his forehead - the Three-Eyed Lord. It is the eye of wisdom, free from “Maya”, the illusion, and duality of life. It is also believed to be the source of his untamed energy.
As the destroyer, Shiva is regarded as limitless, transcendent and unchanging. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of yoga, meditation and arts.
In one hand he holds mala beads. In the other his Trident or Trishula, a divine symbol and principle iconography of the Hindu religion. The three points of the trishula have various meanings and significance, and, common to the Hindu religion, have many stories behind them. They are commonly said to represent various trinities—creation, maintenance, and destruction; past, present, and future; body, mind and atman; dharma or dhamma (law and order), bliss/mutual enjoyment and emanation/created bodies; compassion, joy and love; spiritual, psychic and relative; happiness, comfort and boredom; pride, repute and egotism; clarity, knowledge and wisdom; heaven, mind and earth; soul, fire and earth; soul, passion and embodied-soul; logic, passion and faith; prayer, manifestation and sublime.
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Hevajra, with his wrathful appearance and intricate symbolism, serves as a profound guide on the path to spiritual realization within Vajrayana Buddhism.
His imagery is a potent reminder of the inseparable nature of wisdom and compassion, the transcendence of dualities, and the transformative power of spiritual practice.