The power of all Buddhas – Vajrapani Krodha

The power of all Buddhas – Vajrapani Krodha

Krodha has five according to a lineage. Vajrapani Krodha is known as a wrathful meditational deity. Vajrapani Krodh is representing the power of all .

The reverse of the of Krodha Vajrapani is decorated with a drawing of a to represent the of all ones. Each of the figures of human teachers and is mar marked with the three letters, ‘ ah hum’, representing the aspect of the (om), speech (ah), and mind (hum). The six Garudas surrounding the central figure of Vajrapani are marked with the single letter ‘a’.

Vajrapani Krodha is known as chag na dor je in . Vajrapani Krodha is also known as the Holder, Wrathful in English.

  of Vajrapani Krodha

In the iconography of Vajrapani Krodha, we are going to learn about his body posture, hand and leg gesture, and different representations of Vajrapani Krodha in and statue.

Vajrapani Krodha is wrathful in appearance. Vajrapani Krodha is blue in color. Vajrapani Krodha has one face and two hands.

The right-hand of Vajrapani Krodha holds a vajra scepter upraised with the index finger extended in a wrathful gesture. The left hand of Vajrapani Krodha is extended to the left side also in a wrathful gesture. He wears a skull crown, bone and jewel ornaments, a multi-colored scarf, an elephant , a necklace of freshly severed heads, and a tiger skin lower garment.

He is standing in a posture with the right knee bent atop two prone figures, a disc, and a multi-colored . He is surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness .

Depicting Buddhist Deity Vajrapani Krodha Thangka

The thangka of deity Vajrapani Krodha is from Tibet. It is made between 1300 to 1399 AD. Buddhist deity Vajrapani Krodha is from Kagyu and Buddhist lineages. The base of the painting is mineral pigment on . This thangka is from a private collection.

By depicting this thangka, we are going to learn about the presentation of Vajrapani Krodha with and Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara, Korwa Dongdru, and Pagdru Lineage, etc.

Manjushri and Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara

Manjushri and Chaturbhuja Lokeshvara are presented at the lower left side of the thangka.

Korwa Dongdru

Korwa Dongdru is presented on the lower right side of the thangka. Korwa Dongdru is in a standing position. Korwa Dongdru is known as the red deity.

Pagdru Lineage

Pagdru Lineage is presented from the left to the rights sides of the .

Previously, we learned about the life of Vajrapani Krodha, the iconography of Vajrapani Krodha, and depicting Buddhist deity Vajrapani Krodha thangka. Now, we are going to learn about the presentation of Vajrapani Krodha with .

Vajrapani Krodha with Kalachakra Thangka

The thangka of Buddhist deity Vajrapani Krodha with is from Tibet. It is made between 1700 to 1799 AD. Buddhist deity Vajrapani Krodha with Kalachakra is from () and Buddhist lineages. The base of the painting is ground mineral pigment on cotton. This thangka is from a private collection.

By depicting this thangka, we are going to learn about the presentation of Vajrapani Krodha with and Hayagriva , Vajrakila, and a Jonang teacher, and Eight Great , etc.

Kalachakra is presented at the top center of the thangka. Kalachakra is a term used in Puranic text and in . Kalachakra is one of many and esoteric practices in Indian and .

The tradition’s origins are in and its most active later and presence has been in the monasteries of Tibet. The tradition combines myth and history, whereby actual historical events become an allegory for the spiritual drama within a person, drawing symbolic or allegorical lessons for inner transformation towards realizing .

Padmasambhava and Hayagriva Heruka

Padmasambhava and Hayagriva Heruka are presented on the left side of the thangka.

Vajrakila and Jonang Teacher

Vajrakila and a Jonang teacher are presented on the right side of the thangka. Vajrakila and a Jonang teacher are wearing monastic attire.

Eight Great Naga Kings

Eight Great Naga Kings are presented at the right and left sides of the thangka.

Previously, we learned about the life of Vajrapani Krodha, the iconography of Vajrapani Krodha, depicting Buddhist deity Vajrapani Krodha thangka, and the representation of Vajrapani Krodha with Kalachakra thangka. Now, we are going to learn about the presentation of Vajrapani Krodha with thangka.

Vajrapani Krodha with Black Jambhala Thangka

The thangka of Buddhist deity Vajrapani Krodha with Black is from Tibet. Buddhist deity Vajrapani Krodha with Black Jambhala is from Kagyu and Buddhist lineages. Ground mineral pigment on cotton and gold background is used to color this thangka. This thangka is from a private collection.

By depicting this thangka, we are going to learn about the Vajrapani Krodha.

Black Jambhala is presented at the bottom center of the thangka. Black Jambhala is popularized by Shakyasribhadra. He is the in Buddhism.

Black Jambhala is known as nag po, dzam bha la in Tibet. Black Jambhaka is a wealthy deity popularized in Tibet by Bari and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri .

Vajrapani Krodha is standing atop two snakes and accompanied by Five Garuda Birds.

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