Sahasrabhuja Avalokiteswara with Vajrapani Art is handpainted on cotton canvas by a Thangka artist from Nepal. The size of this thangka is 107 x 71mand its weight is 0.1kg. Avalokiteswara is also known as Chenrezig.
Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara is presented at the center of the thangka. Three Vajrapani are presented at the bottom of the Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara in the thangka. Chenrezig is the most revered of all Bodhisattva.
He is the lord gifted with complete enlightenment who refrains from entering the blissful state of nirvana to remain here below and save the living being of the earth.
Iconography of Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara
Chenrezig is visualized in many forms with various numbers of faces and arms, and various colors and ornaments. He sits on a lotus and the flat disc of the moon with another moon disk behind him, reflecting his total purity. Two of his four arms are joined in the prayer position holding the wish-fulfilling gem.
Mantra of Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara
The Mantra of Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara is Om Mani Padme Hum.
Iconography of Vajrapani
Three Vajrapani are presented at the bottom of the Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara in the thangka. Vajrapaṇi is one of the earliest bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism. He is the protector and guide of the Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power.
Vajrapani is pictured dancing wildly within a halo of flames which represents transformation. He holds a vajra (thunderbolt) in his right hand which emphasizes the power to cut through the darkness of delusion. Vajrapani looks wrathful, but as a representation of the enlightened mind. He is completely free from hatred.
Mantra of Vajrapani
The mantra of Vajrapani is om vajrapani hum phat.