is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of Buddhist art
. He is known for carrying a vajra
scepter and being a close attendant to the historical Buddha
according to the Mahayana Sutras
. In Vajrayana
Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the Tantra
literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati – the Lord of Secrets. Different Forms
of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging .