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Holy Objects

Singapore’s Largest Tibetan Style 1,000 Armed Chenrezig

Standing at 2.3 metres, the Tibetan-style Thousand- Armed Chenrezig rupa is the largest of its kind in Singapore. It is crafted from copper and gilded with mercury gold. Thousand-Armed Chenrezig symbolises the Buddhas’ boundless compassion for all sentient beings – his 1,000 arms with an eye on each hand and eleven heads are to see and help those in need.

The rupa at Thekchen Choling was offered by a devotee who felt a special connection with Thousand-Armed Chenrezig. She sold off her jewelry collection to raise the funds needed to make the rupa. It was subsequently consecrated at the temple with the generosity of Sangyum Namdrol Lhamo.