Buddhist statuette bronze and copper bodhisattva Kshitigarbha /Dizang Pusa
Height of 25cm.
The bronze used is called purple bronze. It is a high quality bronze, holding its characteristic color to a high copper content.
Kshitigarbha known in China as Dizang Wang or Dizang Pusa藏菩薩), is the savior of the underworld in Buddhism. Its name "Hidden Treasure of the Earth" is the translation of the Sanskrit Ksitigharba, which means "the one that hides the earth". It belongs to the tetralogy of the great bodhisattvas masters of the four sacred Buddhist mountains. Dizang is often depicted as a young monk with a toned skull, holding a pilgrim's drone in his hand and a luminous pearl in the other. Both serve to guide the souls of the dead to get them out of the underworld. Both serve to guide the souls of the dead to get them out of the underworld. Under the Tang Dynasty, he was the principal deity of the Sanjie school, which contributed to the multiplication of its representations, seriously ill people are invited to read this sutra and to pray to this bodhisattva to help them recover. There are many legends from this sutra. Shakyamuni Buddha says that whoever recites the name of Koitigarbha a thousand times a day for a thousand days will be protected from accidents and diseases throughout his life by divine beings sent by the bodhisattva.
"OM HA HA HA VISMAYE SVAHA" or "Namo Kshitigarbha bodhisattv-ya!"
In some temples, photos of the deceased or tablets bearing the names of the deceased are placed around his portrait or statue to save them. In Japan, Jiza is especially solicited by women who have had a miscarriage or aborted, and placed at crossroads and cemeteries to free wandering spirits.
This Bodhisattva and his Sutra are of great importance and are the subject of great veneration in East Asia in the Buddhism of the Great Vehicle
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