Thangka of Black and Golden Vajrapani

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Thangka of Black and Golden Vajrapani is handpainted on cotton canvas by Thangka artist from Nepal. The size of this thangka is 30 x 22cm.

Description

Thangka of Black and Golden Vajrapani is handpainted on cotton canvas by Thangka artist from Nepal. The size of this thangka is 30 x 22cm and its weight is 0.1kg. He is one of the earliest bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism.

Vajrapani is depicted at the center of the thangka. He is the protector and guide of the Buddha and rose to symbolize the Buddha’s power.  Vajrapani is one of the earliest Dharmapalas and one of the rare Buddhist deities to be worshiped in the original Zen Buddhism of the Shaolin Temple, Tibetan Buddhism, and even Pure Land Buddhism.

Iconography of Vajrapani

Vajrapani is presented at the center of 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.

Additional information

Weight 0,1 kg
Dimensions 22 × 30 cm

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