Mini Idols: Shiva. Ganesh. Tara.


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Each of these carefully crafted miniature brass statues were designed specifically for our Avalokiteshvara Shrine of Compassion

Who is Tara?

is a revered female bodhisattva in Buddhism, embodies compassion and wisdom. Her various forms represent different facets of enlightenment and protection, inspiring us to cultivate these qualities within ourselves and use them to become more compassionate and wise individuals.

Who is Ganesh?

Ganesh is the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom and beginnings in Hinduism, serves as a symbol of overcoming challenges and seeking knowledge. By seeking inspiration from Ganesh, we can learn to navigate life's hurdles with resilience and open ourselves to new opportunities for personal growth.

Who is Shiva?

Shiva is a central figure in Hinduism representing destruction, transformation, and the cycle of life, teaches us about impermanence and the need to embrace change. By understanding Shiva's teachings, we can navigate life's transitions with grace, accept inevitable changes, and strive to evolve into more compassionate and spiritually aware beings.

 *Shrine of Compassion is featured for reference but not included. 

A Gift 








We want you to enjoy our products as much as we do. To aid you on your path, you'll receive this 7 page eGuide all about malas, mantas, and meditation. 

Support Nepal

Every purchase made on Backpack Buddha directly supports our team of local artisans who assemble our Mala strands, and "Sherpas" who ensure the highest quality beads, and make sure everything is shipped on time, based around Kathmandu, Nepal.

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About these Idols

  • Approximate Size: 2.5 inches tall
  • Weight: 12 grams
  • Material: Brass

 *Shrine of Compassion is featured for reference but not included. 

Sherpa Shipping

Once you order, you will automatically receive a shipping confirmation and soon after a UPS tracking number sent to your email. It will then take between 2-4 business days to arrive. 


If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, we are happy to provide an exchange, or a full refund. Contact us first at, before shipping anything back to us.

About Backpack Buddha

We’re a small company based primarily in Nepal and the USA. From the very start in 2015, we decided we would base our entire business model on good karma. We create original products using eco-friendly materials such as Himalayan hemp, natural stones, wood, and hand made Lokta paper. Our primary goal is to provide meditation tools, self-empowering journals, and other spiritually conscious products that truly help people.

Support Nepal!

Ultimately, every purchase made on Backpack Buddha directly supports the livelihoods of our team of local artisans and craftsmen who assemble our Mala strands, books and backpacks by hand. In addition, we also make the following donations on your behalf. For every Blessed Mala/Jewelry purchased, we make a significant donation to the Woechen Thuk-je Choeling Monastery. Finally, for every copy of Buddha Bear’s Enlightenment Coloring Book, we donate 1 school grade notebook to an underprivileged student in the Kathmandu Valley.

Thank You!

From all of us at Backpack Buddha in Nepal, Thailand, Guatemala and the USA, we wish you the greatest inner peace, self-love, discipline, and happiness on your path.