The Acala Statue- Fudou Myo-O
260 × 170 × 180mm
Wight approximately 1.8 kilograms
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Acala Guardian Deity
Acala is the guardian deity that is highly respected in Vajrayana Buddhism in China, Japan, and other places around the world. He is classed among the Vidyaraja and is the supreme among the Womb Realms Five Wisdom Kings. The hierarchical position he occupies in the pictorial diagram of the Two Realms. In Japan, people honor Acala in the Zen, Tendai, Shingon, and Nichiren sects.
The Acala Buddha figurine created by Kensin Co., Ltd., is a professional three-dimensional modeling. Thorough research is made to accurately produce authentic Buddhism art such as this.
Measurements and Accessories
For the dimensions of this Acala Buddha statue, it is 260 × 170 × 180mm (H x W x D). This Acala Buddha statue also comes with accessories including it base and a dedicated case that you can use for storage.
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The History of Acala
The Acala was originally the Mahayana deity. He was called the Acalanatha, which meant immovable protector. Acala was included into Vajrayana Buddhism and was Buddhas servant in the Tang era Chinese Vajrayana.
The deity was then imported by the priest Kukai to Japan. Back then, Priest Kukai was studying as a member of the Kentoshi mission. He also established the Shingon Buddhism.
The deity has been well-known throughout the Middle Ages, as well as in modern days in Tibet, Nepal, and Japan. He can often be found in pictorial and sculptural representations. Most of the iconography of the Acala Buddha are from Japan.
The Acala develops into a deity that is conjured during Buddhist rituals. This is to frighten men, gods, titans and destroy demonic strength. He slays every evil spirit and ghost. In some Buddhist scriptures including the Sadhanamala, the Hindu gods are said to be wicked. It is because they cause endless rebirths. The Acala also horrifies the Hindu gods since he has a rope that can bind them.
The Acala in Japan
Acala has been appearing in Buddhist art since the Heian period. Artists often depict him as an angry-faced being that wields a Lariat and a Vajra sword. In later representations that were utilized by the Yamabushi, he may have two fangs – one pointing up and the other pointing down. He also has a braid on one side of his head.
In Japan, some practitioners of Buddhism highly respect the Acala. The deity is venerated in various branches including Tendai, Zen, Shingon, Shugendo, and Nichiren Buddhism. Even members of the Yakuza highly respect the Fudo Myo-o.