Vajrakilaya Thangka

Vajrakilaya Thangka


Vajrakilaya is the wrathful Heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity. This Thangka is handpainted in Bhaktapur Nepal by Master Thangka Artist.


Vajrakilaya is also called as Dorje Phurba or Vajrakumara is the wrathful Heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity. This Thangka is handpainted in Bhaktapur Nepal by Master Thangka Artist.

He embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas and whose practice is famous for being the most powerful for removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age. Vajrakilaya is one of the eight deities of Kagye.

He is a wrathful yidam deity presented in yab-yum embracing his consort Diptachakra. Vajrakila is painted dark blue with four legs, six arms, three faces.

His two principle hands clasp a Vajrakilaya Kila.

The Sanskrit word Vajrakila is a composite of the words Vajra here meaning diamond & Kila meaning peg or short stake.

The blade of peg is a blue three-sided diamond crystal which symbolically used to free humans from the Principle

Three Negative Energies by binding & then transmuting each into the three wisdom energies of love, compassion & understanding.

The diamond represents incorruptibility & strength over another form. The Kila is a symbolic spiritual object rather than a weapon.

The pommel of the Kila is a five-pronged vajra with each prong representing one of the five Transcendent Buddhas & the energy of lightning.

Wooden Kila is favored by shamans for healing & energetic work are often carved with the three faces of Vajrakila being one joyful, one peaceful & one wrathful. The Tibetan word for Vajra is Dorje.


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Dimensions 65 × 88 cm


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