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A brief introduction to Black Jambhala featuring Thangka and Statue collections

, Black (: dzam bha la, nag po), a wealthy deity popularized in by Bari and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri . is known by in . Kuber is the . Originating in , he appeared from the river’s and passed on the ability to generate to a monarch whose realm was experiencing severe financial troubles at the . He also helps the impoverished and .

All about Applique Thangkas

is Known as göchen in . The Huns of Central were the first to use to decorate saddle blankets. It traveled eastward along the Road, and accepted it as a holy form. Fabric were created in the 15th century utilizing an indigenous applique method. These thangkas, which are lavishly embroidered and appliqued, immediately became popular in Tibet. Because of its excellent materials, durability, suppleness, .

Appearances and Identifications of Vajrapani

is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of . He is known for carrying a  scepter and being a close attendant to the historical according to the Mahayana . In , Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati – the Lord of Secrets. Different of Vajrapani Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging .
1st Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa Thangka Painting

1st Karmapa Lama – Dusum Kyenpa

Dusum Khyenpa is known as the 1st . Dusum Khyenpa is the founder of the (Kamtsang) branch of the Tradition. Dusum Khyenpa was born in Kham He served as of after and founded the . He is becoming the seat of the incarnate Karmapa . Dusum Khyenpa was the founder of the school and of its three main monasteries: Kampo Nenang Gon in 1164, .

Sitatapatra – Goddess of the White Parasol

is known as a protector against supernatural danger in . She is venerated in both the Mahayana and traditions. She is also known as Sitatapatra. Sitatapatra is a powerful independent deity emanated by from his Usnisa. Sitatapatra is known as   Dug Kar mo in . and Sitatapatra is also known as The , Crown Ornament of the in English. of Sitatapatra Sitatapatra is white in .

King of the South – Virudhaka

Virudhaka is a major deity in . Virudhaka is a symbol of and progress. Virudhara is the ruler of the wind. His sword is to protect and also to symbolize power over . Virudhaka is the Guardian of the Southern Direction. Virudhaka, leader of the , is a worldly guardian worshipped as a protector. He lives on the south side of the lower slopes of in the Heaven of the .

Vajrapani Mantra – Om Vajrapani Hum

is who represents the energy of the , and his also symbolizes that . The mantra is Vajrapani Hum. Who is Vajrapani? Vajrapani is one of the earliest appearing in . Vajrapni represents the power aspect of complete . Vajrapani is extensively represented in as one of the earliest three protective or surrounding the . In , Vajrapani is known as  Chag .
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All about Wisdom Protector – Mahakala

is a male deity. He is the protector deity known as a in , especially most traditions, in Tangmi and in Japanese Esoteric . Maha literally translates as great and Kala signifies or death, hence Mahakala means “beyond the time” or “Great Black One“. Mahakala is a protector deity and specifically the primary Protector of and . In some cases, Mahakala can also be .

6th Karmapa – Tongwa Donden

The birth of the 6th , Tongwa Donden (1416-1453), at Ngomto Shakyam near Gon in east , was marked by many auspicious signs. One month later, carried by his mother as she went begging, he became highly excited when their path crossed that of Ngompa Chadral, a student of the fifth Karmapa. When Lama Ngompa Chadral asked who he was, the child smiled and replied “I’m the unborn, free from all names, .

Explaining Buddhist Deity Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara

Shristhikantha is a meditational form of Avalokiteshvara. Avalokiteshvara is a originally arose from the Sutrayana tradition of , and later as a tutelary deity of the tradition. Life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara,  after that, the short of Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara itself. Shristhikantha Avalokiteshvara is the bodhisattva of surrounded by fifteen emanated from .